MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: A general view of Costco signage in Docklands on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.  Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

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Costco Fans Aren't So Sure About Its New Poke Bowl Kits

Costco is cashing in on poke, the Hawaiian salad of raw seafood and toppings served over rice. Instagram user @costcobuys posted a video of the grocery chain's $13.49 Tasty Poke Bowl kits, which include smoked salmon, sauce, rice, and seasonings — and other 'Gram users have some strong opinions about the new offering.

Netizens are concerned that Costco's poke kits do not contain fresh fish; one user commented on the @costcobuys post, "Poke is meant to be eaten fresh. So is the rice! The idea of this sounds awful! And, way too expensive." Another commenter added, "I love poke but idk about this [...] sounds sketchy. Like eating sushi at a supermarket."

However, another user wrote, "I loved those!!! Was sad I couldn't find them again after the last time I got them." A different commenter added, "I love these, not the same as the real fresh ones in Hawaii. But I can say its way better than some of the Poke shops in the DMV." If you're also concerned over the freshness of Costco's fish, try making some poke on your own.