Paying $140 for Celebrity Chef's Meat at Costco Is Stupid


guy fieri meat costcoFood Network chef Guy Fieri is seriously entertaining. I could watch him on Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives for hours on any given lazy Sunday. And now I, along with every other Guy fan, will be able to experience the zesty flavors of his cooking for the low, low price of $139.99.

That's right! Wholesale giant Costco is selling the Guy Fieri Meat Variety Pack, featuring marinated meats like the Red Rocker Margarita Chicken Breast and Smoke Pit Santa Maria Beef Sirloin Tri Tip.

Just one question. Isn't Costco supposed to be cheap?

Is it cool that the wholesale, buy-in-bulk chain is selling Guy's food? Yes. But I've got to be honest with you: I wouldn't buy it. I don't care whose name is on the packaging.

My family and I have been shopping at Costco for years and years now. To be honest, I don't know if we've ever walked out of our local warehouse without spending at least $100 in one fell swoop, all while eating our body weight in free samples. Nevertheless, that $100 price tag comes with a bunch of lofty purchases, ranging from vitamins and family-sized boxes of tampons to stuffed salmon fillets and hummus.

When we go there and spend that sort of money, we expect to get a whole lot of stuff. We also don't expect to go back again anytime soon. Shopping at Costco enables us to kill loads of birds with one stone, all while saving loads of cash. And while Guy Fieri's meat variety pack does include 14 pounds of specially spiced meats, it is not well priced. I just can't see dropping that much on one package of meat, especially when I can get that amount for much, much cheaper at my local grocery store (or in another brand at Costco).

Don't get me wrong. I like Guy and I'd love to try his cooking. But I want to get the most bang for my buck. For a lot less money, you and I could both try flavoring our own cuts of meat at home. If you ask me, learning how to make something you actually like AND can re-create is a much more worthwhile investment than buying designer meat.

Do you shop at Costco? Would you buy Guy's $140 meat?


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dirti... dirtiekittie

sigh. unfortunately guy fieri is just another victim of susie fogelson's dollar sign vision. no, i wouldn't buy it (if i'm going to spend that much, i'm calling omaha steaks!). i don't hate on costco for carrying it either. would a regular grocery store be selling much more stock of the GF meat? not at $140 a pop! look up a local meat market / butcher and go price a half cow or pig. if you've got the deep freezer, you can buy in bulk, save some money and put your own seasonings on it!

Dontribi Dontribi

Around my neighborhood we have Sam's Club and BJ's as well as costco.  They are always more expensive than the other two.  So i didn't see a need for a membership!

tntmo... tntmom1027

I do shop at costco but not for meat, I wouldn't buy this meat either. You can get the recipes online and make it yourself its not very difficult. 



momav... momavanessa

He is a sellout!  All he cares about is making money and slapping his name on as many products as he can!!!! I would rather save money thank!

KamiB79 KamiB79

No Costco around here.

Saman... Samanthamommy

I do, but wouldnt' spend that kind of money.

Madel... Madelaine

I like Costco

nonmember avatar Amanda Haller

Ferry (or, Fieri, as he calls himself these days) is not a chef. He never was one, he'll never be one. A Chef runs a professional kitchen. Cooks cook. He's a cook. And not a very good one, either. Enjoy his douchey style all you want, but he's not a culinary professional (he's a network actor), not a chef, and not someone I'd buy my meat from, $140 or $14.

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