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- Costco is known for offering discounts on items bought in bulk.
- But in some cases, it takes size and portion to the extreme.
- Here are some of its most comically large items.
Costco’s premise is to allow its members to buy items in bulk, but in some cases, it takes size and portion to the extreme.
We’ve put together a list of some of the warehouse store’s most comically large items:
Cheese wedding cake, $439.99
It has five layers of different cheeses including Red Leicester, Danish Blue, Murcia al Vino, Tuscan Sheep’s Cheese, and Brillat Savarin Triple Cream Brie.
93″ Plush Bear, $289.99
The nearly eight-foot bear, which launched in stores in 2014, is so popular that it has its own meme-filled Facebook and Instagram fan pages, as well as its own Wikipedia entry. It’s also appeared on TV several times, including on episodes of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and “The Big Bang Theory.”
There are more than 17,000 posts on Instagram under the hashtag #CostcoBear.
7-pound tub of Nutella, $21.99
This giant tub of Nutella is bigger than the average newborn baby.
Weighing in at 6.6 pounds and costing nearly $22, it’s also a steal. As Business Insider recently reported, it would be hard to find a better deal on the spread anywhere else. It costs just $3.33 per pound of Nutella.
27-pound tub of mac and cheese, $89.99
This nearly 27-pound tub costs $89.99, contains 180 servings, and lasts for 20 years.
The pasta and cheese ingredients are packaged separately in pouches with oxygen absorbers to ensure they last longer. Despite its long shelf life, customers say it tastes delicious.
“Honestly, I was expecting something that tasted horrible. I was surprised to find out that it was very good,” one reviewer wrote on Costco’s website.
Emergency food kits, $4,699-$5,999
Costco won’t let you down in an emergency.
Its emergency food kits, which cost between $4,699 and $5,999, are designed to feed a family of four for up to a year.
The kits include a mix of grains, fruits, vegetables, proteins, and dairy and last for up to 25 years. The more expensive version has 36,000 servings.
50-pound bag of corn
This giant bag of corn is sold at Costco’s Business Center stores, which are targeted specifically at businesses, so the 50-pound bag makes more sense.
72-pound parmesan cheese wheel, $899.99
This giant wheel of cheese is not for the faint-hearted.
“Be warned, this is a LOT of cheese!” one customer wrote on Costco’s website. “Transporting and storing it was not trivial.”
Another customer said: “Got this as a gift, what the heck am I supposed to do with all this cheese!?”
It weighs 73 pounds, which works out to about $12.50 per pound.
3-pound lobster claws
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Ginormous “3 lb” LOBSTER CLAW !!!… Have you EVER ?!… This thing is unreal ! I mean, come on. I’ve seen a few big claws at Costco before, but this one’s crazy ! We just had to get it. It might be 1/2 it’s weight in shell, but worth it already. The family’s had their photo ops, now it’s going on the grill. I can’t promise an inside pic, they’re too anxious to eat this monster claw. I hope we have enough butter ?!… . . . #lobster #lobsterclaw #shellfish #seafood #gobigorgohome #foodfinds #lobsters #butter #familydinner
These giant claws range from two to seven pounds, according to a recent article from Foodbeast. They seem to be cropping up in Costco warehouses in California.
1.3 pound bag of Popcornopolis popcorn
This giant bag of corn, which is about the same size as a toddler, is available at select Costco locations.
4-pound carrot walnut cake, $13.99
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Mom I’ve got dessert covered for Easter weekend with the fam! I cannot wait to try this new Carrot Walnut Cake from Costco! Featuring an apricot filling and cream cheese icing topped with carrot cake crumbs & toasted walnuts. ???????? • • • • • #costco #costcofinds #cakes #costcocake #costcobakery #cake #bakery #carrotcake #costcodeals #costcobuys #costcohaul #costcolove #Easter #spring #dessert #costcoadventure #saturday #KirklandSignature #newitem #theCostcoConnoisseur #GoingToAllTheCostcos
Costco is selling a four-pound, two-tiered carrot walnut cake in time for Easter. This decadent cake has an apricot-and-cream-cheese filling.