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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The Larger-Than-Life Candles That Have Costco Shoppers Freaking Out

You may think of Yankee Candle or Bath & Body Works as the destinations for candle shopping, but these stores are facing competition from an unexpected company: Costco. The megastore known for selling extra-large bulk products is applying the same "bigger is better" philosophy to their new candle line, and it has customers freaking out.

A July 2020 Instagram post by @costcobuys shows that Costco is now selling 4-wick, 40 oz candles (a Bath & Body Works 3-wick candle is around 14.5 oz). The Instagram account posted photos of three different scents available at their store: Vanilla + Monk Fruit, Blood Orange + Tangerine, and Dahlia + Ivy.

The oversized candles are currently priced around $19.99, and candle enthusiasts with Costco memberships are leaving excited comments online, with some having already made purchases: "These are amazing I bought 4," one Instagram user wrote. The candles are also available in Agave & Matcha Tea and Yuzu & Pineapple.