6 Things on Sale at Costco.com: Your Holiday Dinner Party, My Apocalypse
We're kind of worried that the folks at the big box store know something we don't, as the new seasonal catalogue has some sobering emergency food options. Are they trying to warn us that the fast-approaching Mayan doomsday scenario is the real deal?
Juxtaposed with the apocalypse-friendly survival stash, there are also some ridiculously extravagant holiday foods. Anybody want to spend $2,500 on Christmas candy? Costco's your place. There also are a couple of bizarre entrée choices for your festivities, such as one crazy Franken-bird and a "Gourmet Quail Pack."
So, we're trying to decide whether to freak out and go into survival mode -- or maybe, instead, host a holiday dinner party. Whichever way we go, these six items now on sale at Costco.com will come in handy. Turn the page.
6. Deluxe Emergency Food, Water and Fuel Storage by Shelf Reliance
Costco.com emergency food
Sale price $999.99 until Nov. 11
This package includes a variety of freeze-dried and dehydrated foods for one person for six months, plus water and cooking fuel. The shelf life of the different items ranges from 3 to 25 years. So even if disaster doesn't strike this December, down the road you can proclaim: "You know what? I'm not cooking for the next six months!" (We feel obligated to point out that for $1,000 you could fly to New York, see a show, and then dine somewhere special like Eleven Madison Park, which might be a nice experience to savor while waiting for the world to end.)
5. Ultimate Veggie Supply Emergency Food Kit by Shelf Reliance
Costco.com emergency veggies
Sale price $349.99 until Nov. 11
Hey, just because life as you know it is over, that's no excuse to give up on your commitment to Meatless Mondays, especially when Costco makes it so easy. This package has 1,306 servings of dehydrated and freeze-dried vegetables. There are chopped onions, diced carrots, peas, corn, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, spinach and something the print catalogue calls "potato chunks broccoli" (although we suspect they forgot a comma in that one).
4. Macaroni Pasta Emergency Food Bucket by Chef's Banquet
Costco.com emergency pasta
Sale price $39.99 until Nov. 11
If the words "food bucket" don't whet your appetite, nothing will. And, let's face it, macaroni is the ultimate comfort cuisine in a crisis. There are 270 servings (with a 20-year shelf life) in easy-to-open, zip-seal packages. It's described as "easily transportable," always a plus when you're preparing apocalypse pasta.