Costco’s Dystopian ‘Emergency Meal Kits’ have People Fearing a Disaster is Coming

Costco’s Dystopian ‘Emergency Meal Kits’ have People Fearing a Disaster is Coming

The possibility of an impending apocalypse has been a topic of much speculation, especially with Costco’s latest addition of emergency meal kits to their inventory.

A TikTok influencer known as @CharminglyFrugal, or Krystal Christensen, shared with her 98,000 followers a surprising find at the wholesale giant. “I stopped at Costco today and Ready Wise emergency food is $63.99 and it comes with 132 servings,” she revealed, showcasing a box filled with an ample supply of pasta designated for emergencies.


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Christensen, who frequently discusses end-of-times theories and the importance of preparedness on her social media, also highlighted another option for those looking to stock up. “They also have Mountain House emergency meal kits,” she noted, showing a variety priced at $79.99 that includes a variety of meals such as eggs, chicken, dumplings, lasagne, and granola.

Additionally, she pointed out Mountain House freeze-dried ice cream sandwiches available in six-packs for $9.97, commenting on the price but suggesting it’s worth the cost for comfort in potential dire times. “It is quite expensive but I’m gonna pick one up because if s*** hits the fan, I’d rather be more comfortable on a day that’s a bummer,” Christensen stated, advising her viewers to consider one brand over another based on price before ending her video.

The TikTok post sparked a wave of reactions, with many users expressing concern over the implications of such products being sold. “Interesting. Emergency food supply… Like they know what is next to come,” one user pondered, while another questioned, “If they re sell emergency food packs. What do they know that we don’t[?]” Another comment read, “They are telling you there is a problem coming,” reflecting a sense of foreboding among viewers.

However, it’s important to note that Costco’s venture into emergency preparedness is not a new development. In 2018, Fox News reported on Costco’s “$6,000 doomsday meal kit,” which boasted 36,000 servings of food, enough to sustain a family of four for a year. Described as a way to “Enjoy the comfort in knowing you have the essential foods your family will need to survive an emergency or natural disaster!” this kit, with a shelf life of up to 25 years for the freeze-dried items, worked out to be $0.17 per serving, according to Costco’s calculations.

This revelation led to discussions about Costco’s long-standing role in emergency preparedness, with one X (formerly Twitter) user noting, “Costco rolling out the doomsday kits is really scary because 1. Costco has always been an apocalypse prep store but now they no longer feel the need to hide it and 2. they clearly know something we don’t.”

Given the growing concern and curiosity around these products, it seems that more people, including Christensen, are considering bolstering their supplies, with a focus on stocking up on canned goods and other non-perishables.