So whenever something very large at Costco gets posted and circulated on the internet, It's really just some shock factor for those who don't spend a good part of their week in a costco anyway. But this went around the news cycle this week and I feel like I would be doing a disservice to myself if I didn't talk about it
Costco sells out of 27-pound mac-and-cheese bucket with 20-year shelf life https://t.co/vmvAt4UhxR pic.twitter.com/030ilzhWAW— New York Post (@nypost) January 11, 2019
First off, yeah, this has been at costco for a while. Much like the 7 pounds of Nutella that has been making its rounds. That was always a Business Center sort of product anyway.
Second, I think I know how I am going to die. If you haven't figured it out, it's re-enacting that scene from Se7en, except it's me trying to put an entire bucket of 27lbs of mac and cheese into my stomach.
For you see, whatever tragic events that happen in our world that cause you to have to dig into your 27lb bucket of mac and cheese, just realize that it's all temporary of a crisis. We all shall prevail, for this bucket has deemed it so.
Then again, this shit is straight up for paranoid preppers and shitty food services, because there's no fucking way this taste even remotely good. Let's just get that out of the way. Another thing, it's 20 year shelf life, at $0.50 a serving is a little off.
It may sound cheap, but regular Kraft mac and cheese from the grocery store is about the same price a serving. That's wholesale quantities of generic mac and cheese at name brand retail pricing. Can you see the problem with that is what I'm getting at. You can buy boxed Kraft at Costco, right near where you would get this stupid bucket for about $0.40 a serving.
Another question to ask is how long does this stay good for once you open it? If you have to eat it all in one week then good luck eating 180 servings in that short window of time. Looking in to it more, it's separate packages. A whole heap of little pouches is all. Though it does have hydrogenated oil. So it's not the most healthy of things, but did you really need me to tell you that 27lbs of mac and cheese wasn't?
Also, I guess if you're in a situation where you have to eat that crap, I guess the best by date of noodles probably isn't the biggest of your concerns and you better start running before the mole men come after you.
Ultimately this would be great for your local Militia. You know, the type that like to pretend apocalypse type of shit happens and they have to get their tactical gear on and occasionally have a potluck. Though they have buckets of way more crazy shit that they hope to one day use when it all goes to hell. The concept of this for a prepper supply is old as fuck and I'm wondering why it's hitting the viral news cycle again. It has been common for you to get ready for the zombie apocalypse one bucket at a time for years now.
Look, I'm all for preparedness. Hell, in California, we're waiting for the big one to hit and this sort of stuff is good to make you feel like you're more prepared for days, if not weeks of completely depending on your own by having X amount of days worth of food on hand, But between your pantry and freezer most eople are probably good for 99% of emergencies as it stands.