For those who love a bargain, it's safe to say Costco is a pretty magical place. Whether you're shopping for vats of salsa, crates of sodas or industrial sized jars of mayonnaise, stocking your larder from its plentiful shelves can really save you some serious cash. Plus, there's something oddly satisfying in having your favorite products in giant, wholesale size.
The newest addition to the giant-sized and low-priced Costco family? A jar of Nutella that weighs in at almost 7 lbs. That's literally the weight of a newborn baby, except this is a jar of delicious, chocolatey, hazelnutty goo. For Nutella lovers, this is a dream come true, and could prevent any "running out of Nutella" related emergencies. We can't help but want to dive head-first into this delicious tub.
Costco is a place we all know and love.Founded in 1983 in Seattle, Washington, it's the world's second largest retailer (after Walmart). Fun fact - it's also the world's largest retailer of wine. Cheers!
Shopping at Costco is a pretty exciting experience.It's designed to sell to other wholesale retailers, though average Joes like you and me can get a membership and enjoy stocking our homes with industrial sized products. It's a great way to make savings and stock up on essentials that'll last for ages.
A Costco trip can feel a little bit "supermarket sweep."When the cost-per-use is so low, it can seem totally rational to buy a year's supply of toilet paper or a jar of mustard to size of your head.
Getting a Costco membership is a pretty big deal.Finding someone who wants to share one with you is basically a bigger commitment than marriage. Potentially more useful, too!
Of course, there's another big benefit to Costco.The free samples are pretty incredible - you can basically enjoy a meal while you're browsing, just in twenty small courses. You may wish to implement a disguise in order to make the most of their generous sampling system.
Costco culture is a treasure trove of Twitter jokes.
Wife: You'll be so proud of me. I saved $9 at Costco. Me: How much did you spend? Wife: $600.— James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn (@James Breakwell, Exploding Unicorn)1416779949.0
Those giant-sized products can be a little deceiving.
"Are you guys moving?" "No, home from Costco."— dadpression (@dadpression)1486255645.0
Yep, it's safe to say Costco has a very special place in our hearts.
My husband asked if I wanted to go on a date & then we laughed & laughed & went to Costco.— Sarcastic Mommy (@Sarcastic Mommy)1526963692.0
Look at all these big, huge products!!!It's consumerism at its finest - and you can truly find anything within its four magical walls.
And now that includes everyone's favorite chocolate spread - Nutella!Nutella has been around since the 1960s. It even has its own special day, World Nutella Day is February 5th.
It has since garnered a cult following.And if you're wondering why - well, just look at it! This creamy, chocolatey, hazelnutty spread is pretty much what dreams are made of.
The tasty spread is designed to be spread on toast.Although many Nutella connoisseurs favor a "straight from the jar" eating style.
Which leads us to the latest Nutella-related news.
This is bad for our new year diet situation... https://t.co/2uuKngljFA— WGN Morning News (@WGN Morning News)1546603928.0
Our faces when we heard the news.Based on the recommended serving size for Nutella, this ginormous jar contains 81 servings - or, in our minds, about a week's supply.
This has always been a private dream.
People are pretty excited about the news.
Yup, you really can find anything at Costco! LOL https://t.co/skfiOZSDrG— Kristen Crowley TV (@Kristen Crowley TV)1546604113.0
Although some are a little less thrilled with the news.
are you happy now? this is what happens when you let food be memes. https://t.co/mxwNO3zQTv— hunter s. tonkson (@hunter s. tonkson)1546604639.0
We're excited.We're just thinking of all the different ways we can incorporate more Nutella into our diets.
This isn't the only "Costco creates giant product" news story.
Costco bear..8 ft long...ja https://t.co/egHFZtq0QS— Armstrong and Getty (@Armstrong and Getty)1447184701.0
The so-named Costco Bear even has his own Twitter account.At the time of writing, he has over 1,000 followers, and is well worth checking out if you're into Costco related content. Find him here.
Can we say cute?The bear is still available through the Costco site - though he's not as much of a bargain as the Nutella bucket, coming in at $289.99.
Oddly enough, this also isn't to only bit of Nutella / Costco crossover content.In 2015, a young man reportedly punched a senior citizen who was getting in the way of his Nutella samples.
The senior citizen was left in hospital with a one-inch cut near his eye.The man in question was charged with assault in what seems to be one of the weirdest news stories of the year.
Internet Nutella fans had something to say on the matter.
A 24-year-old California man punched an old man over free Nutella samples at COSTCO? I dont condone his actions but, have you tried Nutella?— Cyrus McQueen (@Cyrus McQueen)1444405916.0
While the incident isn't funny, this tweet sure is.
Us, hugging our new best friend.The best part? You don't have to punch anyone in the face to get your hands on the 7 pound Nutella jar.
You can purchase the Nutella right now.It's available through the Costco site, and costs $21.99 with $3 flat rate shipping. For under $25, you won't need to buy Nutella for weeks!
We're glad we're not the only one who had this idea.
For Nutella lovers: now you can bathe in it, apparently... https://t.co/sNVeDrMsGs— DrakeMemphis (@DrakeMemphis)1546611794.0