Unfortunately it’s not available in stores. (“A 27-pound bucket of macaroni and cheese?” said one employee over the phone. “No.”) It’s also intermittently out of stock on Costco.com. As of mid-afternoon on Friday, it’s sold out.
If it remains that way, you can also find it for $149.99 on Amazon, although stock appears limited there, too.
The Chef’s Banquet Macaroni & Cheese, listed under Emergency Kits & Supplies, offers 180 servings in separate pouches of elbow pasta and cheddar cheese sauce. That comes out to two servings per dollar.
For maximum longevity, Chef’s Banquet recommends storing the tub in a “dry, cool environment.” A doomsday bunker, for example, or a root cellar. You can put it next to your 7-pound bucket of Nutella and 40-pound bucket of honey.
The product’s two-decade shelf life may freak you out. That is, after all, longer than many canned foods and grains last, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.