Updated on Aug 4, 2020. Posted on Jul 27, 2020
Costco is a glorious place. We all know this, right?
I knew the differences were most obvious at Costco’s international locations — but I’d never really thought much about the differences between Costcos across America.
One place where that’s apparent? Costco Alaska.
As Mariah explains, even the warehouse setup of Alaskan Costcos is a bit different — with ultra-insulated walls and industrial heaters hanging from the ceiling.
They also sell a bunch of items that are Alaska staples. Here are some highlights:
Blackout curtains for Alaskan summers, during which there can be 20+ hours of daylight per day.
Wool socks year-round
Whole pigs for roasting
Tons and tons of fishing gear — including some you’d expect:
And some you might not — like these huge salmon traps:
Lotta crabs, of course!
And jumbo shrimp:
A corner with propane tanks and a casual chainsaw:
And a ton of mosquito repellent:
A cracker called “Sailor Boy Pilot Bread”:
Fan-favorite ginger beer:
And doomsday food with a shelf life of up to 25 years:
What’s the most interesting or super regional thing your local Costco sells? Share in the comments below!