When you find yourself at a Costco, the temptation to grab one of the amazing cakes and treats in the bakery section is all too powerful. And while all of these items look tempting to buy, there are a few Costco bakery items that rank above all others—according to other hungry Costco members.
Straight from the infamous Costco Reddit thread, these online denizens have made it clear which Costco baked goods reign supreme and need to be sampled. If you run across any of these deliciously popular items, make sure to give each a try.
Then, once you make it through the bakery section, make sure to consult The Best & Worst Bulk Buys at Costco—Ranked! to learn about what other products deserve to come home with you.
Reddit has some choice thoughts on which Costco bakery items rank as the best, and many concur that the cheesecake ranks second to none.
“Cheesecake is very good,” says u/starrburst42.
“Second the cheesecake,” u/WIlf_Brim agrees. “My wife makes great cheesecake and this is nearly as good. Buy a plain one and add your own caramel, chocolate, fruit, whatever.”
If you pick up this bakery favorite, make sure to grab some extra strawberry spread as a topping.
“I like the cheesecake with Kirkland Signature Organic Strawberry Spread on top,” says u/stininja. “Really compliments each other nicely.”
When you want to enjoy some chocolatey decadence, you can’t beat the Tuxedo Cake—especially after Costco retired the All-American Chocolate Cake.
“The chocolate mousse on there is so smooth,” says u/coolblue123. “And it’s not Costco size too. Just right for a party of 10.”
“This is probably my favorite Costco desert,” u/dorianrose agrees. “Love it.”
If you’re worried this cake might go straight to your waist, take heart knowing that it doesn’t rank as one of the 15 Unhealthiest Costco Foods.
You might have a hard time finding Costco’s pumpkin pie year-round, but when you can, no one can deny it easily hits the spot.
u/Slpry_Pete says, “The pumpkin pie is a little early in the season, but it is always a hit whenever I bring it somewhere.”
Redditor u/foodcourtgirl agrees and chimed in with, “I love the pumpkin pie! The apple pie is awesome, too.”
Vanilla Chocolate Chunk Muffin
If you love to start the day with something sweet, you can’t forget to grab some vanilla chocolate chunk muffins.
“Love the coffeecake muffin and the vanilla chocolate chunk muffin,” says u/ChicShopper. “The two best, in my opinion.”
“Wanna know why the coffee cake muffin is so good?” says u/GrrreatFrostedFlakes. “It’s because it’s made with lots and lots of Kirkland butter. The other muffins are oil-based. And yes the vanilla muffins are good.”
Any list of the ultimate Costco bakery goods couldn’t come complete without a mention of the warehouse chain’s iconic croissants.
“The croissants are unreal—SO good,” says u/ForTheDadBods.
“Way too good for mass production,” says u/TheUnbearableMan. “Amazed when I get home and they still have a light crunch. Spectacular product.”
“And somehow perfectly buttery,” says u/ForTheDadBods. “And the pricing is perfect.”
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