When I came to the Consumer Electronics Show last year, pretty much everything about the convention was new to me. It was my first real technology trade show, because I’ve only attended the smaller conferences in the past. The scale of this thing is absolutely mind-blowing. This time around, the Consumer Electronics Show isn’t quite as awe-inspiring. I have the “been there, done that” kind of approach to it now.

Last year (and presumably all the years that preceded it), all the registered press and bloggers would receive a free lunch during the convention. You’d hand it your food ticket and proceed to collect your free lunch. The free lunch last year usually consisted of pasta and salad, but it seems that the budget is a little smaller this year. Instead of hot food, we all got a box lunch, almost like what your mom would pack into a brown bag for you. Yeah, it’s not exactly high class fare.

Watch the video below to see what you get. It’s actually quite a complete meal that includes some fresh fruit and a decent sandwich, but it’s not quite as nice as having a hot meal. Then again, you can’t complain about the price. Who said there’s no such thing as a free lunch?