We usually shop at BJs hours before the samples come out. When the samples are out, I sometimes will try something, but am not too fond of "manufactured" food heated in the microwave. It always tastes kind of fake-y to me; maybe it's the preservatives.
Now, I will listen to an annuity pitch if it is at a fancy restaurant (as a few of them have been). I have even learned a few things from those talks. Cannot resist asking questions about fees, etc. that they were probably hoping nobody would ask
I actively resent skimpy, stingy samples that are so tiny, you can hardly tell what they taste like. I consider that cheating. Don't brag about your free samples if you aren't gonna deliver the goods! Goes for lots of things in life