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Shoppers Are Super Angry That Costco Discontinued This Beloved Food

It's a move that has both shocked and saddened many fans of the big-box retailer.

Costco recently confirmed it they will no longer be selling its popular half-sheet cakes, which has lead to an outcry of criticism on social media from fans. The half-sheet cakes were popular with shoppers in need of a plain, store-bought cake so that they could decorate it themselves. Now, they only have the option of purchasing a 10-inch round cake.

Costco revealed their plans in a Facebook post a few weeks ago, which announced their new 10-inch dessert. "Big achievements deserve a celebration! Share the love with your grad by picking up a round 10" cake at the bakery. Please note: Half-sheet cakes are currently not available to order or customize," the chain wrote, along with a video showcasing white and chocolate versions of the cake.

The Seattle-based retail giant confirmed the plans to TODAY in a statement that read: "We are currently not selling our 1/2 sheet cakes at any US locations and as of right now, we have no immediate plans to bring them back. We are focusing on our smaller 10" White & 10" Chocolate Cakes that seem to be resonating with our members."

The half-sheet cakes retailed for about $18.99 and could feed over 40 people, and were quite popular for those looking for celebratory cake in an affordable way. So, the reactions on their Facebook page went about as one might expect."I love the sheet cakes! I buy very few bakery items, but I get these cakes for big occasions and they taste great. They should NOT be discontinued," commented one upset shopper.

Another wrote: "OMG please do NOT get rid of the personalized half sheet cakes! So good and so reasonably priced."

Many retail outlets have shifted their products available to shoppers as a result of changing demands and costs that have come from the coronavirus pandemic. It's not clear that Costco ended their sheet cake plans for that reason, but it is clear that they may have discovered a passionate fanbase for the product… which may very well lead them to bring it back! For more, check out these 5 foods that are suddenly selling out at Costco.

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