We always seem to go to Costco on Sundays. I feed like 14 people here so we go through an enormous amount food. I usually go and estimate 25 - 30 calories per sample and come out of there with about 200 calories under my belt. Today they were clearly putting out samples trying to woo people to buy their goodies for the Christmas festivities. Here's what they had:
Ritz cracker with cream cheese and some spread
3 bean salad
Fruit and veggie smoothie
Shortbread cookie with a chocolate kiss
About 6 different kinds of flavored popcorn
White Cheddar cheese
Chips with salsa
Chips with hummus
A bunch of different christmas cookies
I'm probably forgetting a bunch more too. It was insane. Now, I didn't eat all of them and a lot that I did take, I split with my daughter. So we each had half a bacon mini quiche, we each had half of the half of crescent roll. I had 2 kinds of popcorn, only like 5 pieces of popped corn in each thing but they were GOOD. The best was the shortbread cookie with the chocolate kiss. I ate that whole baby, yes I did. It was tiny but I'm sure it packed in 100 - 150 calories just for the cookie!
So, moral of the story, I ate lunch at Costco with just samples. I drank my water along the way, shopped and munched. I estimated it as about 450 calories, that probably is high as I avoided too much of the sugary samples (except the cookie), but I know I was hungry going in and full going out!
Eggs & Ham = 120
Yogurt = 100
Costco Samples = 450
Apple Pie Pork Chops = 550
Total = 1220 calories
The apple pie pork chops in the slow cooker that I came home to, were AMAZING! It was like more dessert for dinner! I subbed the sugar for splenda and doubled the recipe. I totally recommend it!