Costco sells out of 27-lb. bucket of mac and cheese with a 20-year shelf life

If you like macaroni and cheese — and a lot of it — then you're not alone. And Costco knows that.

The wholesaler is selling a 27-lb. bucket of one of America's favorite comfort foods. And if you're worried about getting through it quickly, have no fear: the product has a 20-year shelf life.

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But while the macaroni and cheese might last many years in the bucket, it has been gobbled up swiftly. Less than 24 hours after People magazine reported on the product, the Chef’s Banquet Macaroni and Cheese Storage Bucket is listed as "out of stock" on Costco's website.

The bucket holds 180 servings of the fan-favorite meal. Piled high in the six-gallon container are separate pouches of elbow pasta and cheddar cheese sauce.

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According to Costco's website, the product costs $89.99, which really means you’re only paying $2 per serving.

It’s also quite the investment, as the product will last a long time — two decades in fact. The shelf life is so long that Costco listed the product under “all emergency foods” on the store’s website.

Costco did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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