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10 Costco Bakery Items Customers Are Currently Raving About

The warehouse club is chock-full of classic desserts and seasonal goodies.
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Grocery shopping can be a mundane, often tiring task, but what better way to perk yourself up than by indulging in a sweet treat? If you're a Costco member, then you're familiar with the aroma of baked goods that diffuses into the air as you inch closer to the bakery department. Cookies, cakes, muffins, pies, and breads line the shelves, filling you with excitement and delight.

Among Costco's copious bakery items is a mix of new releases and returning favorites, none of which go unnoticed by the warehouse's most devoted shoppers—and the numbers prove it. According to Costco's CEO Craig Jelinek, the company's global bakery sales were up 16% in 2022. "This was actually the biggest growth, in terms of bakery sales, over the last five years," he said during the company's shareholder meeting last January.

Over the last few months, Costco members have been announcing bakery item arrivals, prompting numerous commenters to enthusiastically praise the treats. As with any Costco product, prices and availability can vary by location. Here's a look at the latest bakery items that have Costco shoppers buzzing.

Mini Gingerbread Cakes

Costco mini gingerbread cakes
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Per Serving (1/2 mini cake): 350 cal, 14 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 350 mg sodium, 52 g carbs (1 g fiber, 36 g sugar), 3 g protein

While calling these cakes "mini" is questionable, many fans can agree on their deliciousness. First introduced in 2022, these Mini Gingerbread Cakes just returned to Costco stores—and shoppers are thrilled.

"I feel like these had the perfect mild amount of spice. They're sweet and delicious," said @costcohotfinds, who spotted the seasonal cakes for $8.99. Other customers shared similar commentary. "Loooove those! Especially if you bake them for 1 minute!" one Instagrammer wrote in the post's comments section.

Available in packages of six, Costco's Mini Gingerbread Cakes feature gingerbread-flavored cake and a whipped vanilla buttercream icing topped with a smiling chocolate gingerbread man.

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Peppermint Bark

Kirkland Signature Peppermint Bark
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PER SERVING (1.5 OZ): 230 cal, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 20 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (1 g fiber, 23 g sugar), 2 g protein

Keeping the wintery treats going, Costco recently brought back its fan-favorite peppermint bark for $9.99. This seasonal confection is made with Belgian dark chocolate, white chocolate, and a layer of crushed peppermint candies. "Highly addictive," "fantastic," and "the best," were just a few ways fans recently described this returning item in the comments section of a recent Facebook post.

Black Forest Bar Cake with Maraschino Cherries

Costco's black forest bar cake with maraschino cherries
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One of the latest additions to Costco's bakery is the Black Forest Bar Cake with Maraschino Cherries. Priced at $17.99, this dessert has layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream, and cherry filling. It's then finished off with maraschino cherries and chocolate shavings.

"The cake itself is so moist and the layers of cherry and whipped cream add the perfect sweet, smooth tartness!!" Costco fan account @costcohotfinds wrote in the caption of a recent Instagram post. "It's amazing! Definitely a new favorite!" one fan commented on the post.

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Mini All American Cakes with Fudge Icing

costco mini all-american cakes
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Costco stopped selling its beloved All American Chocolate Cakes in 2020 only to release a miniature version of the chocolatey dessert the following year. Similar to its predecessor, these mini cakes have a chocolate cake base, fudgy icing, and chocolate shavings.

Instagrammer @costcohotfinds called these cakes "to die for," adding, "These are one of my all-time favorites." Another fan commented, "They are fantastic!!!! I miss the big All American, but these really are delicious!"

Pumpkin Cheesecake

costco pumpkin cheesecake
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Like its mini cakes, Costco's pumpkin cheesecake is also supersized. Weighing around five pounds, the seasonal dessert is made with a graham cracker crust, pumpkin cheesecake filling, and a sour cream pumpkin spice topping. For $18.99, customers can feed a crowd with this dessert, which yields 16 servings.

Based on the fan response to the return of this item, Costco's pumpkin cheesecake is a highly anticipated product drop. "This is my FAVORITE!!! I've gotten one every year the past 3-4 years. So excited to have it again!" one Instagram user wrote on a post from @costcohotfinds.

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Pumpkin Spice Loaf

costco pumpkin spice loaf
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Beyond cheesecake, there's another frosted pumpkin treat that has stolen the hearts of shoppers: pumpkin spice loaf. The bakery item, priced at $9.99, features a spiced cake topped with cream cheese frosting and white chocolate shavings. Among the compliments this loaf has received, one Facebook user commented on a post, describing it as "rich, moist, and delish." Someone else wrote that it's "one of the best Costco desserts!!"

Pumpkin Pie

costco pumpkin pie
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PER SERVING (1/12TH PIE): 320 cal, 11 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat), 380 mg sodium, 48 g carbs (1 g fiber, 31 g sugar), 6 g protein

This fall favorite arrived at Costco early this year, first spotted in August. At more than three-and-a-half pounds, the cost of the popular pie comes to $5.99, which is the same price as last year—a value deal shoppers have praised.

"You literally can't beat Costcos Pumpkin pie for $5.99. Not to mention the size and the quality," one Instagrammer wrote on a post from Costco. "Those are very good and well worth the price," another one added.

That being said, some shoppers have reported that certain California locations sell this pie for $7.99.

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Apple Pie

costco apple pie
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PER SERVING (1/16TH PIE): 350 cal, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 350 mg sodium, 54 g carbs (2 g fiber, 31 g sugar), 3 g protein

Pumpkin isn't the only fall-flavored pie that has Costco shoppers singing praises. Weighing nearly five pounds, the warehouse club's apple pie is filled with cinnamon-spiced apples and topped with a sugar-coated crust. The pies retail for $12.99.

In the comments section of a Costco post, one shopper called this a "household favorite." Another recommended pairing it with Kirkland Signature's vanilla ice cream and a whipped topping.

Cranberry Walnut Bread

costco cranberry walnut bread
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Per Serving (1/16 loaf): 200 cal, 5 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat), 240 mg sodium, 33 g carbs (2 g fiber, 6 g sugar), 5 g protein

Want to step up your morning toast? Looking for some flavorful sandwich bread? Costco's Cranberry Walnut Bread can help. Across social media, Costco members have shared rave reviews and suggestions on how to enjoy this bakery item. While some recommended toasting it with butter or nut butter, others have used it to make French toast.

"These loaves (yes, plural) are staples in our home for as long as they make them. All kind of sandwiches come alive, especially the turkey / cheese with just a dash of mustard. The cranberries make it delicious. Also perfection for a simple egg-over-easy in the morning," one Reddit user shared. "I always buy 2 at a time. They are best," another commenter wrote.

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Confetti Cookies

costco confetti cookies
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Per Serving (1 cookie): 140 cal, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 85 mg sodium, 19 g carbs (0 g fiber, 11 g sugar), 1 g protein

Costco released these cookies back in May—and shoppers have been talking about them ever since. Sold in 24-count boxes, these colorful cookie are filled with sprinkles and white chocolate chips. Shortly after their spring launch, social media users have compared this bakery item to other treats. This included birthday cake batter and the confetti cookies from the popular New York City bakery chain Milk Bar.

Commenting on an October Facebook post from Costco, one fan wrote, "These do not last very long in my house! They are SO GOOD!!" Similarly, another shopper called the cookies "sinfully delicious." 

This story was originally published in January 2023. It has been updated to include new entries with the latest information.

Brianna Ruback
Brianna is a staff writer at Eat This, Not That! She attended Ithaca College, where she graduated with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Communication Studies. Read more about Brianna