TikTok star Joey Kinsley, aka Sir Yacht, undertook a weird diet challenge, eating only Costco‘s $1.50 hot dog meal for a week. Documenting his experience in a viral video, he humorously contrasted his $43.50 week-long food expense with the average millennial’s $164.82, proudly declaring he “balled on a budget.”
The social aspect of the challenge involved friends joining in for meals, with cheers for hotdogs. Sir Yacht also mentioned losing 4.2 lbs during the experiment. Costco’s combo meal, despite inflation, remains below two dollars, supported by the company’s strategy to sustain the price indefinitely.
Content Creator Says Eating Costco’s $1.50 Hot Dog Meal For A Week Was ‘Worth It’
Content creator Sir Yacht recently completed a diet challenge that involves eating “nothing but the Costco hot dog meal for one week.”
Chronicling his experience in a viral TikTok video, the Cleveland-based creator shared the journey of eating 29 of the $1.50 hot dogs over seven days. He shared that the purpose behind this Costco-exclusive diet was to determine if the “$1.50 glizzy and drink combo” was genuinely worth it. He said it turned out to be “absof—lutely” worth it.
In his video, the TikToker amusingly contrasted the $43.50 he invested in a week of food with the average millennial’s expenditure of $164.82, proudly declaring that he “balled on a budget.”
Reflecting on the experience, he told People magazine, “What I’m really gonna miss most is not just consuming glizzies, but spending only $1.50 on a meal. That’s something that’s completely unheard of in 2024.”
He Does Not Recommend Costco’s $1.50 Hot Dog Meal Challenge
@siryacht🌭I ate nothing but the Costco hot dog meal for 1 week. Here are the results:♬ original sound – Sir Yacht
During his experiment, Sir Yacht’s hot dog adventure became a social affair, with friends joining him for some meals. They even “cheer-ed hotdogs” during the gatherings.
Grateful for the experience, the 30-year-old appreciated the Costco staff in Ohio and “whoever prepared the glizzies.”
“I can’t thank you enough for making me a happy camper,” he said.
Besides the financial and social benefit, Sir Yacht revealed a weight loss of 4.2 lbs during the seven-day hot dog challenge, joking about starting a “new diet trend or possibly having a giant tapeworm.”
In his Instagram caption, he emphasized that it’s not diet advice, “This is just me making content. I do not recommend anybody attempt this!”
He also shared details about his daily routine: “Please note this is not diet advice. I do not recommend you do this. I also walked 10-15 miles a day, drank a gallon of water a day, and took some daily vitamins that may or may not have been the Flintstone dinosaur ones.”
Sir Yacht also reiterated to the outlet that he’s “not a nutritionist and doesn’t recommend anyone doing this.”
Social Media Users React To Costco’s $1.50 Hot Dog Meal Experiment
In the comment of Sir Yacht’s post, one person wrote, “I was literally thinking of doing this yesterday because I’m millennial broke and live near a Costco. I’m sold. Thank you for your service, sir.”
Another commenter shared their admiration for Sir Yacht’s commitment, writing: “Just one of these makes me feel sick, (although they taste so good) I applaud your commitment!” Another person sarcastically agreed, stating: “The Costco hot dogs are the greatest of all culinary creations!”
A third commenter delved into the cost calculations, stating: “If you do the calculations, it costs the same as buying buns and hotdogs from Costco. You just get a free soda if you buy from the food court. But then again you gotta drive there so it evens out prob.”
A fourth person added: “My daughter would do this if I let her. She literally cries and says ‘Costco hotdog pleaseeeeee’ at least 1 time a day.”
Costco’s $1.50 Hot Dog Meal To Remain Under Two Dollars
The hot dog meal is Costco’s iconic combo meal, featuring a 1/4 lb. beef hot dog and a 20 oz soda with the perk of a refill, which has maintained its popularity among members.
In the face of escalating inflation in 2022, Costco took a unique stance, vowing to uphold the price of this beloved combination below two dollars, unchanged since the 1980s.
According to Market Watch, Costco CFO Richard Galanti clarified their approach isn’t about compensating for other cost increases but rather leveraging success in areas like gas and travel to be “more aggressive” and “hold the price on the hot dog and the soda a little longer — forever.”