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Costco Just Brought Back This Beloved Mini Bakery Item

Members might want to hurry, it may not be around long.

The Costco bakery is a snacking hot spot of activity where members' favorite items will abruptly disappear, only to casually make a resurgence months or years later—sometimes with some major changes. 

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That's the case right now, as the beloved Snickerdoodle Mini Cakes that haven't been seen since last October were recently spotted by @Costcosisters, according to a post on Instagram. The cakes were at a Costco in Burbank, Calif., although one commenter on the post indicated that they were also seen in Massachusetts.  

The mini bakery treat features a cinnamon cream cheese frosting on top of a sweet cinnamon cake. They are sold in a pack of six cakes for $8.99 and weigh over 44 ounces, which divides into about 7 ounces per cake. That translates to each "mini" cake being slightly less than half a pound! This is no surprise as Costco sizes are not traditional at all.

Snickerdoodle is a flavor that is enjoyed in a number of ways, and one Costco member on Reddit said the cake is definitely worth it.

"It's really good," posted the commenter on Reddit last October when the cake was originally released. "The cake is essentially their cinnamon loaf cake just in muffin form. The frosting is a cream cheese cinnamon sugar, nice and thick. The topping I think is the extra cake cut off from their half sheet or round vanilla cakes before they are frosted because it doesn't taste like cinnamon. 10/10 not too sweet, strong cinnamon flavor. Would get again."

The Snickerdoodle Mini Cakes are a much-anticipated comeback of one of many "mini" cake specials, which are sought after in the bakery section. Prior to the Snickerdoodle flavor, the Costco bakery also released a very popular "mini" version of the long-lost All-American Chocolate Cake, which was discontinued in 2020 (much to many shoppers' disappointment). Additionally, the bakery has also unveiled a mini carrot cake.

Many reviewers claim the "mini" versions taste exactly the same as their bigger original cakes, making them a great alternative. It's no surprise mini cakes have become popular and more could make their debut in a warehouse near you soon if the trend continues.

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Amber Lake
Amber Lake is a staff writer at Eat This, Not That! and has a degree in journalism from UNF in Jacksonville, Florida. Read more about Amber