The one place that did give out samples was Ethel's Chocolates. The line for this booth was huge. They gave me a sample of their pecan brittle, which was fantastic. The stuff cost $25 a pound, but it was so good I had to buy some anyway.
I also bought some stuff from Sees: a box of peanut brittle, some molasses chips, some lollypops, and a pound of chocolates.
The exhibit hall was getting really crowded, and we'd already seen all the exhibits, so we left around 11:00. After we'd already left the parking lot, I discovered the woman at the Sees booth charged me for two pounds of chocolates. Feh.
I found out today that some 35,000 people attended the meeting. That's the equivalent of 8% of the population of Omaha, all squeezing into the Qwest Center. No wonder it was so crowded.