ISSAQUAH, Wash. – After a long 14 months, Costco shoppers will soon be reunited with their beloved free samples.

In an earnings call on Thursday, Costco CFO Richard Galanti confirmed that most Costco locations in the U.S. will likely be offering the free food samples by the end of June, with some offering the perk even earlier. The announcement comes more than a year after Costco halted the popular practice amid the early stages of the coronavirus pandemic in March 2020.

“I’m happy to report that over the next couple of weeks, we’re beginning a phased return to full sampling,”

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