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‘This thing is unreal:’ Seafood fans gawk at massive California Costco lobster claws

Northern and Southern California seafood fans say they’re buying giant lobster claws sold at Costco stores, and photos on Instagram and Reddit suggest each claw is much larger than a human hand.
Northern and Southern California seafood fans say they’re buying giant lobster claws sold at Costco stores, and photos on Instagram and Reddit suggest each claw is much larger than a human hand. Screenshot from Instagram

Seafood lovers on Instagram and Reddit are freaking out over photos showing gigantic lobster claws, and those posting the pictures say they bought them at Costco stores.

“This thing is unreal!” one Instagram user wrote this week, sharing a couple of photos of a massive claw in Southern California’s Newport Beach. “I mean, come on. I’ve seen a few big claws at Costco before, but this one’s crazy! We just had to get it.”

Another Instagram user, sharing more pictures, said the gargantuan claw size “makes me wonder how big the tail is.” Photos of those Kirkland-branded claws show them selling for around $45 each at a Costco in mid-February.

The claws come in a range of weights but generally are between 2 and 7 pounds, INSIDER reports. Most of the lobster claw sightings at Costco stores have been in California, according to the publication.

Photos of the beastly claws have been popping up on social media since January, Delish reports.

Reddit posts sharing photos of huge lobster claws — with titles like “The biggest lobster claw I’ve ever seen” — have been upvoted tens of thousands of times in recent weeks.

Costco did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday afternoon.

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