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Costco Can't Keep Its 27lb "Emergency" Mac-And-Cheese Bucket In Stock

• by Tyler Durdan

This is likely going to be the business school case study conclusion years from now when someone first asks the question of why Costco was selling a 27 pound bucket of macaroni and cheese to begin with. And it will likely also be the answer when the discussion turns to how quickly the product has been selling out.

Just when you thought the country couldn't get any more gluttonous, Costco has "blessed" its customers, according to the NY Post, with the massive "storage bucket" of macaroni and cheese. It contains 180 servings and six gallons worth of separate pouches of elbow pasta and cheddar cheese sauce. It sells for $89.99. 

But don't get this confused with any old grocery purchase – it's listed on the company's website under the category of "Emergency Kits and Supplies". The reason? You can amortize your $89.99 purchase over the course of two decades, as the product has an astonishing listed shelf life of 20 years. This is sure to make it a mainstay in millennial's parents' basements bomb shelters and underground bunkers nationwide.

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