Costco is selling huge lobster claws and people are freaking out
Mar 22, 2019
People are freaking out over Costco’s new giant lobster claws.
The big box store is selling large lobster claws that weigh about 3-5 pounds.
Popular food blog Jules Food shared an image of the claw, which was discovered at a Costco store in Newport Beach, California.
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Ginormous “3 lb” LOBSTER CLAW !!!… Have you EVER ?!… This thing is unreal ! I mean, come on. I’ve seen a few big claws at Costco before, but this one’s crazy ! We just had to get it. It might be 1/2 it’s weight in shell, but worth it already. The family’s had their photo ops, now it’s going on the grill. I can’t promise an inside pic, they’re too anxious to eat this monster claw. I hope we have enough butter ?!… . . . #lobster #lobsterclaw #shellfish #seafood #gobigorgohome #foodfinds #lobsters #butter #familydinner
- “This thing is unreal!” the account posted. “I mean, come on. I’ve seen a few big claws at Costco before, but this one’s crazy! We just had to get it. It might be (half) it’s weight in shell, but worth it already. The family’s had their fun photo ops, now it’s going on the grill. I can’t promise an inside pic, they’re too anxious to eat this monster. I hope we have enough butter?”
Twitter freaked out over the claws:
Where are these lobsters from so I know never to visit there
— Joe Lagace (@HellaHashTags85) March 21, 2019
There Isn't a Bib Big Enough to Handle Costco's GIANT 3-Pound Lobster Claws pic.twitter.com/UP9tCO8EvL
— Sarah (@bolhaw5) March 21, 2019
i know costco likes selling stuff in larger sizes but this is crazy https://t.co/vxK5lsfwyM
— Brett Molina (@brettmolina23) March 21, 2019
Yes, but: The lobster claws may be a little creepy and eerie, but, according to Today.com, they’re only available in California so far. No one has seen them anywhere else.
Flashback: The Instagram account @Wine_Country_Foodies shared a photo back in February of a 4.7-pound lobster claw package that cost $46.95, or about $9.99 per pound.
According to USA Today, Costco sells a six-pack of live Maine lobsters weighing 1.25 pounds each for $129.99.
Costco is known for selling exceptionally large items. Back in January, the company’s 27-pound bucket of mac and cheese went viral. The bucket reportedly had a 20-year shelf life.