Once September finally comes around, stores deploy all of their best fall products. That includes Costco’s famous and long-anticipated pumpkin pie. Dessert extraordinaires might question why so many shoppers opt for this store-bought treat rather than making your own. After all, pumpkin pie is one of the easiest to make. However, this isn’t just any ordinary pie. This is a Costco pie. Perhaps the warehouse’s bakers add a pinch more of cinnamon to the filling, or maybe a tablespoon more butter to the crust. For whatever reason, fans all agree that it simply tastes better.
Now that Costco’s made the pie available earlier this year, it’s like they’ve extended fall and Thanksgiving celebrates by a whole month. Excited about their product’s return, the warehouse even posted announcements of its place on bakery shelves on one of their social media accounts.
If you’re a return customer of Costco’s well-loved pies, you might notice one slight yet important change to the dessert – the price tag. Since last year, the price of the Kirkland Signature 12-inch pie has increased from $5.99 to $6.99. However, with how popular these desserts are among customers, the price change likely won’t stop anyone from indulging in the pumpkin-centered sweet. According to Costco’s 2019 report, the warehouse sold a total of 6.1 million pumpkin pies from September to November. Roughly a third of those pies were bought within the three days before Thanksgiving.
That’s a lot of pumpkins.
Costco Teases Return of Other Fall-Favorite Products
Although pumpkin-flavored desserts are a pretty big part of autumn-themed treats, they certainly aren’t the only ones available. Equally as essential to the spirit of the season’s holidays are apple spice sweets. And Costco has plenty of both.
As well as the return of pumpkin pies, the warehouse’s social media account, “Costco Buys,” also posted a photo of its apple crumb cheesecake, probably seated right beside the pumpkin pies. Made with apples, cinnamon and a streusel top, the rich and creamy cake is the perfect alternative or addition to its orange-colored counterpart on the dessert table. Also available at the bakery is a baked good that combines the best of both pumpkin and apple worlds – pumpkin streusel muffins.
For those that prefer to stick to pumpkin-packed products, Costco still has you covered. For trick-or-treaters or the sake of your own sweet tooth, the warehouse stocked its shelves with Reese’s pumpkins. Like their pies, for some inexplicable reason, these candies just taste better than other varieties. The jack-o-lantern shape just adds to the experience.
Stock up on these apple and pumpkin-themed treats before fall fever hits.