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Costco has a reputation for selling all manner of bulk items, from 30-roll packs of toilet paper to ginormous jars full of olives to bulk packs of canned tomato sauce.
Sometimes, though, it's not just the package size that's bigger, it's the actual product itself that's supersized.
Want a 4-foot tall wine glass that holds 25 bottles of merlot?
Costco has you covered.
How about a 5-pound lobster claw that doesn't look like it could possibly have come from nature?
They've got those, too.
7-pound tubs of chocolate-hazelnut Nutella goodness?
You know they've done it.
But the latest and greatest supersized offering from the warehouse store is enough to satisfy any donut lover.
In June 2019, Costco introduced Australia to the magnificent Handmade Jumbo Iced Donut.
This glorious confection is jumbo indeed, reportedly weighing in at nearly 2 pounds.
It's basically a cake in donut form.
Based on the ingredient list, we can confirm that it's made with "donut premix," cluing us in that the texture should be decidedly more donut-like than cake-like.
It also comes complete with "strawberry flavored fondant mix," which means that the pink frosting will be berry-flavored.
On top of that, you've got more sweetness in the form of mini M&M's and rainbow sprinkles.
While reports of the larger-than-life donut have been dominating news feeds across the country, you'll be disappointed to learn that you won't be able to pop into your local Costco to pick one up.
That's because this pink-frosted dream is only being offered at select warehouse stores in Australia.
To make matters worse for those of us who can't get our hands on one, it's being sold for about $11 in U.S. currency, which is a total steal considering its size.
As to whether Americans will be able to get their hands on the confection, don't hold your breath.
Costco told FOXBusiness that they had "no further information" as to whether the donut would be offered at U.S. stores in the future, although they did add that the product had been selling well.
Hopefully that means that if they continue to fly off the shelf, the giant donuts might roll on over to the USA.
This isn't the first time that Homer Simpson-inspired donuts have made a splash down under.
In 2018, Krispy Kreme Australia launched the limited edition Simpsons' D'ohnut, and although this treat was standard-sized, it featured strawberry-flavored white chocolate truffle icing and was topped with rainbow sprinkles, similar to the treatment the Costco behemoth gets.
"That's a nice a-donut."
Outside-the-box donuts tend to create a bit of a stir on the web, and if the reaction to Costco's giant donut is any indication, it doesn't look like this trend is going to stop anytime soon.
Looking back, it seems like the crazier the better is the right approach to donuts, with creations like the sushi donut and the Flamin' Hot Cheetos grilled cheese donut causing our collective mouths to water and our brows to furrow, all at the same time.
Sure, they're not your typical deep-fried dough donuts, but you have to admit that turning everyday foods into donuts makes them way more interesting.
While donuts covered in raw fish might not be for everyone, we can all agree that a regular pink doughnut on steroids is something we all need in our lives.
Come on, Costco, bring this baby stateside already.
In the meantime, we'll just have to console ourselves with another one of the store's famous desserts that is available in the U.S: The Kirkland Signature All-American Chocolate Cake.
If your interest was piqued by a 2-pound donut, you'll be thrilled to know that this multi-tiered monster weighs in at a jaw-dropping 7 pounds.
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