There must be something in the air because there seems to be free samples of food and drinks given out at popular franchises. This past Tuesday Jamba Juice gave away free samples from their new breakfast menu. Also on that same day Starbucks released their new brand of coffee, pike place, a stronger/bolder cup of coffee. Not only did I get a healthy breakfast, but a shock of energy with that coffee. Starbucks will also be giving more samples of this new blend throughout various events around the country. http://www.starbucks.com/flash/pikeplaceroast/index.html
There are even more upcoming sampling events: Dunkin Donuts is giving out a free donut with a purchase of coffee on April 15thand a free iced coffee on May 15th. Ben and Jerry’s will be giving out free ice cream on April 29, and oddly enough Baskin Robbins is offering 31 cent ice cream the next day April 30th.
All of these companies aren’t doing this for competition purposes. Every year Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins, and Ben and Jerry’s give out a free product I guess to kick off the summer. Why else would they pick this time of the year to give out such summer treats? Either way, it’s a nice break from the everyday routine, and you can bet I’ll be there taking advantage of these goodies.