Costco is a magical wonder of bargain-priced bulk products and unique products that make you want to buy them even if they are ridiculous, unnecessary or excessive. The first thing you notice is that all your savings have been spent! Let’s be honest, these objects make us happy even though we don’t need them. Who doesn’t want a 27-pound bucket of macaroni and cheese or a 4-foot high wine glass?
But although some of these items could be quite practical and fit into a regular buyer’s budget, other items from the warehouse store can easily surprise us, especially when their price is $32,000. Exorbitant prices and/or lack of utility certainly do not prevent Costco from offering truly bizarre food and beverages, as evidenced by these past and current offers that may well do the trick when it comes to products that are stranger than ever.
1. Giant lobster claws
As consumers, we seem to live by the unwritten rule that the bigger the better. So when you walk down Costco’s aisles and come across a huge lobster claw, you’re normally inclined to buy it.
LobsterAnywhere.com claims that these huge claws are as good as those of small lobsters. So you can buy some without worries!
2. Seal of 7 pounds of Nutella
As you probably know, Costco sells two packs of Nutella at 33.5 ounces each. They are larger than what you can find on the shelves of an ordinary grocery store. But do you know what you’ll never find in an ordinary grocery store? A seal of almost 2.5 kg.
Real Nutella addicts will jump at the opportunity to get their hands on this bucket of chocolate and hazelnut spread that the warehouse store sells for only $22. A good investment in the end, don’t you think?
3. Bucket of 180 servings of macaroni and cheese
Technically, this product could be classified as emergency food, but that doesn’t prevent Costco consumers who like macaroni and cheese from buying it simply because they need it.
The six-gallon bucket that sells for $90 contains nearly 27 pounds – or 180 servings – of cheese pasta and has a shelf life of 20 years. The good news is that since the portions are divided into six bags of 30 portions, you don’t have to finish everything at once. Although this product is not Kraft Dinner, it has received favorable reviews, with 4.6 out of 5 stars (in April 2019).
4. $550 worth of Bellota ham
If you like gourmet ham, you may want to try the 16.5-pound Bellota sold for only $550. By buying it, you will also get a knife.
This incredibly expensive leg of pork is not only an Easter ham cooked with honey, but it is also the Bellota ham, a rare and prized ham, an appellation that has a certain weight. Although similar to the Serrano ham that most of us have already bought in the past, Bellota ham must meet certain criteria to be labeled as such. The breed of pigs, their diet and origin distinguish Bellota ham from the others.
5. 72-pound Parmigiano Reggiano whole wheels
It is no secret that the real Parmigiano Reggiano is expensive. This authentic Parmigiano Reggiano, made in Italy, is deliciously salty, and a decent size piece can easily cost you $20. It is therefore not surprising that Costco’s entire wheel, which weighs 72 pounds, costs $900. When a bank loan is almost necessary to buy cheese, it’s a bit of an exaggeration, isn’t it?
6. Avocados with a double retention period
One of the disadvantages of buying fruits and vegetables from Costco is that, although a 5-pound jar of spinach will probably cost you less than a 12-ounce bag at the grocery store, it may not be possible to use it until it is dated. The same applies to lawyers.
However, this is not the case with Costco’s new and improved lawyers. Indeed, these have a doubled shelf life thanks to Apeel Sciences.
7. Cheese wedding cakes
Today’s bride and groom don’t want to conform to the suffocating and outdated traditions of the past, which is why some grooms now choose a cheesecake for their wedding.
This five-story wedding cake can be ordered from Costco. This one is made of 24 pounds of real cheese. Sid Wainer & Son’s masterpiece is composed of a range of flavors that will please all palates: Red Leicester, Danish Blue, Murcia al Vino, Tuscan Sheep’s Cheese, and White Angelique Triple Cream Brie. Even better, the “cake”, which can serve up to 150 people, costs less than $440. The only problem is that it’s up to you to assemble and decorate it.
8. Very expensive bottles of scotch
Although it is not unusual to see high-end alcohol in stock, you can find extremely expensive scotch at Costco. Costco sells some bottles for $10,000.
Costco has already sold a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue 1805 Limited Edition for $20,000. The store has also already sold a bottle of 65-year-old Macallan Lalique Single Malt for nearly $32,000, whose super chic packaging must cover part of this cost, and finally another Macallan, this time a 60-year-old Lalique Single Malt for the price of $17,000. With such sales, Costco should not go bankrupt soon!
9. $6,000 worth of food
Are you afraid of the end of the world? Why not prepare yourself with this $6,000 food kit. It may seem like a big amount, but it’s a small price to pay to last 365 more days while the rest of the world has been shattered, right?
The kit, weighing 1,800 pounds, contains 600 boxes of various foods, including cereals, legumes, protein, dairy products, freeze-dried fruits and vegetables, and more, most items with a shelf life between 25 and 30 years. That’s a good investment for your bunker!
10. Super expensive Wagyu beef cuts
Kobe beef is the most expensive meat in the country, but unfortunately, Costco customers cannot get this particular food. They can, however, get their hands on Kobe’s beef cousin, the Japanese Wagyu beef – if they are willing to pay the price for it.
At $210 a pound, the Wagyu filet mignon will probably be reserved for a very special occasion. We suggest that you eat it in a group and ask your guests for a money transfer, in order to finance the meal! However, you can save money by choosing rib eye roasts or New York rib-eye roasts, which can be obtained for about $80-$90.
11. A personal tap of four bottles of wine
Let us introduce you to the WineStation Pristine PLUS wine storage system with dual-zone temperature control. This is the gift for the person who has everything, that is, of course, if you have $5,000 to spend on a gift.
Don’t get me wrong – it’s a cool gadget. What wine lover would not want a system that not only keeps bottles open for up to 60 days but also keeps whites and reds at separate but perfect temperatures? That’s really the best product on the market for wine lovers.
12. A ridiculously large wine glass
From time to time, you come across a product at Costco that you know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you absolutely don’t need, but that you are still buying because it’s just ridiculous. Let’s take the example of the 4-foot-high wine glass. Of course, $80 is a lot for a fancy wine glass, but it makes for great Instagram photos.