Hurray to VONS! Each time that I sample their fantastic Signature-Soups in the store's self-serve/hot soup bar, I almost act like the Elaine Benes character in the Seinfeld "Soup Nazi" episode where she crumbles to the ground in ecstacy after sampling some of his delicious soup. Now my VONS here in Huntington Beach has just added a self-serve "Olive-Orchid" circular station that is wonderful! There are maybe two dozen items---mostly different marinated olives---but also bins filled with different marinated mushrooms, mini marinated onions, red peppers (my favorite!), etc. All are scooped by the shopper into plastic cups and go for the same price of $7.99/lb. I suggest doing what I do: Go hungry and sample the hot soups---then step over to the nearby Olive-Orchid and sample plenty of the items there. My congratulations to VONS because now I really look forward to my shopping trips!