12 comically large items you can buy at Costco

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

This giant cheese “cake” weighs roughly 24 pounds and can feed between 105 and 150 people, according to Costco.

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.

Read more:Costco is selling a 24-pound cheese ‘wedding cake’ that can feed more than 100 people for $440


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 18,000 posts on Instagram under the hashtag #CostcoBear.

Read more:Costco shoppers love this 8-foot stuffed bear so much it’s become a viral sensation with its own Wikipedia page


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.

Read more:Costco is selling a 27-pound tub of mac and cheese that lasts 20 years


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.


12-pound tub of honey, $49.99

Twelve pounds of sweet honey goodness, and Costco customers can’t get enough of it.

“Good Honey, Great Value,” one reviewer wrote on its site. “Delicious and delicate flavor,” another said.


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 72 pounds, which works out to about $12.50 per pound.


3-pound lobster claws

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These giant claws range from two to seven pounds, according to a recent article from Foodbeast and were cropping up in Costco warehouses in California over the summer of 2019. It remains to be seen whether we’ll see them back in stores over 2020.


1.3 pound bag of Popcornopolis popcorn

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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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Last Easter, Costco sold a four-pound, two-tiered decadent carrot walnut cake with an apricot-and-cream-cheese filling. Watch this space for Easter 2020.


Handmade jumbo iced doughnut

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This giant handmade doughnut was only available to buy in Australia. Here’s hoping it comes to the US.


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.

The product is not currently available on Costco’s US site.

Read more:Costco is selling a massive tub of Nutella that weighs almost 7 pounds for $22


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.

These products are currently not available on Costco’s site.

Read more:Costco is selling $6,000 doomsday-prepper food kits that can feed a family of 4 for a year

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