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College students and survivalists rejoice: Costco is offering a 27-pound bathtub of mac-and-cheese with a shelf life the two decades for $89.99.

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Unfortunately it's not easily accessible in stores. ("A 27-pound bucket that macaroni and cheese?" stated one employee over the phone. "No.") It's additionally intermittently the end of stock on Costco.com. As of mid-afternoon on Friday, it's marketed out.


If it continues to be that way, you can also find it for $149.99 ~ above Amazon, although share appears restricted there, too.

The Chef's Banquet Macaroni & Cheese, detailed under Emergency kit & Supplies, offers 180 servings in different pouches that elbow pasta and also cheddar cheese sauce. That comes out to two servings every dollar.

For preferably longevity, Chef's Banquet recommends storing the bathtub in a "dry, cool environment." A doomsday bunker, because that example, or a source cellar. You deserve to put it next to your 7-pound bucket of Nutella and also 40-pound bucket the honey.

The product's two-decade shelf life may freak girlfriend out. That is, ~ all, much longer than plenty of canned foods and grains last, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

But "preservatives provided in food space approved by the regulation agencies," states Joseph G. Sebranek, a identified professor in ~ Iowa State college who researches food safety.


While Sebranek isn't acquainted with this specific product, he states that, if it's on the market, it's probably safe.

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And, if you to trust the reviewers ~ above Costco's website, the mac-and-cheese is actually pretty good. "Very pleasantly surprised," wrote MimiO in a five-star write-up from 3 years ago. "You can't mess it up. Have purchased that again, and will proceed to usage it." Indeed, perhaps for the next 17 years.

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