Every New Bakery Item Costco Has Added In 2023

For many loyal Costco shoppers, hunting down new items at the store is a favorite pastime. Whether it's seasonal items or new Kirkland Signature-branded products, the cavernous aisles of Costco always feature fresh products for customers to try. For those with a sweet tooth, the rotating selection in the bakery section is one of their first stops at the store. 

Costco's baked goods are the epitome of why people love the store so much. The bakery serves everything in bulk, and almost every option is shockingly delicious for being store-bought. Many people have probably been guilty of arranging Costco cookies on a tray and pretending that they made them for a party; that's how deceivingly tasty the baked goods are. 

It's hard to keep track of everything coming in and out of Costco stores unless you frequent them on a routine basis. Thankfully, the internet is full of Costco lovers who are always putting fellow shoppers on high alert when something new is being sold at the bulk store. For the bakery section enthusiasts, we've tracked down every new bakery item Costco has added in 2023 so far. As expected, it's sure to grow, but the chain has unveiled plenty of tasty new treats in the first half of the year. 

Lemon blueberry loaf

Lemon fans can enjoy dessert for breakfast thanks to Costco's new two-pound lemon blueberry loaf. Selling for $8.99 as of May 2023, this lemon cake is sprinkled with fresh blueberries. For added sweetness, the cake is topped with lemon icing and a melt-in-your-mouth butter streusel. Many people who have gotten their hands on this item, which seemingly made its way onto shelves in April, recommend heating a slice in the microwave and slathering it with softened butter for an even more indulgent experience. 

"I got this in Columbus, Oh. So good! The lemon isn't overpowering and the streusel is perfect," one Instagram user wrote in a comment about Costco's two pounds of lemon loaf cake. Some critics believe that the bakers could have added more blueberries to the recipe for more texture, but that also seems to depend on which loaf you grab from the Costco bakery. 

Cherry and cheese pastry

Another breakfast option that was spotted at the Costco bakery at the beginning of 2023 is a six-pack of cheese and cherry pastries. Each pastry resembles a croissant, but is filled half-and-half with cherry and cheese to sweeten it up. It's not too much filling that it makes a mess, and some people might prefer more filling to be included in every pastry. However, it's just the right amount to remain light and balanced, which might tempt you to eat more than one at a time. 

The new pastries are sold in one of the smaller portions on the list – packs of six are sold for about $10 as of May 2023. "The filling tastes like cheesecake – I normally don't eat anything with Cherry but the lady at Costco recommended these so we grabbed them! No regrets," one Instagram user wrote in a comment about the cherry and cheese pastries. 

Lemon meringue cheesecake

Speaking of cheesecake, Costco released a nearly four-pound lemon meringue cheesecake in May 2023 that is a thing of dessert dreams. The cheesecake has a graham cracker crust base topped with a tangy cheesecake with cream cheese. There is a thin layer of lemon curd, and the entire cake is topped with toasted meringue for added texture and lightness. 

It's certainly massive, but people who have tried the cake say it's one of the best things they've had from the baked goods section. The cheesecake, which sells for $19.99, is one item that is perfect to bring to a barbecue or potluck that you can almost guarantee everyone will love. Or, as Costco lovers will likely attest, it's also a great treat to keep in your fridge for your family to snack on for the week. For sure, everyone will be happy with the store's passion for excess. 

Four berry pie

Another massive bakery item meant for sharing at a summer picnic is Costco's new four-berry pie. The confection almost weighs five pounds and is made with a blend of strawberries, blueberries, cranberries, and raspberries. The cranberries add a pleasant tartness that's different from the typical addition of blackberries, which helps the flavor of the pie stand out. It's the kind of pie best served warm and topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream to get the full experience. 

Storebought pies usually can't hold a candle to a homemade version, but Costco does a pretty good job at making this pie feel as fresh as possible. Costco sells its four-berry pie for $18.99 as of May 2023. Those Costco members who have bought the big pie assure others that it freezes well, if eating an entire five-pound pie in one week sounds like too big of a feat for your household.  

Raspberry lemon rose bundt cake

Sometime before Mother's Day, Costco's bakery unveiled a raspberry lemon rose bundt cake that actually resembled a beautiful flower. The two-pound cake is marbled with raspberry and lemon and topped with powdered sugar. Those who were able to purchase the cake for $9.50 commented that the cake was lacking in lemon flavor, and that the festive design was the main draw to the cake. Others added that the flavor improved when a slice was topped with whipped cream or more lemon curd, which could be a hack. While it might not be a cult-favorite dessert, Costco's artistic rose bundt cake is just another example of the range of baked goods that the retailer has accomplished in 2023. "This is so worth it! Super good and well balanced," one fan of the cake wrote in an Instagram comment in praise of Costco's recipe for the elegant cake. 

Chocolate ganache torte

A new Costco bakery item for 2023 spotted at Canadian stores is a chocolate ganache torte. The confection has a base of almond crust that holds up a delicate chocolate mousse filling. It's topped with a layer of chocolate ganache, decorative whipped cream, and candy garnishes to make it look like it was freshly baked from a real bakery, not an impulse buy from the Costco bakery section. The lightness of the mousse is a nice texture balance to the crunchy bottom, and it's a dessert aimed at people who can never have enough chocolate. 

The 3.8-pound cake was selling for $25.99 as of May 2023, so it's an ideal buy for a celebration or to bring to a party. Customers who have purchased the torte have commented that it is another dessert that freezes well if you opt to treat yourself to this decadent chocolate treat for no particular reason at all. 

Confetti cookies

Costco's bakery has released several items with different flavor profiles in 2023, including some cookies that make it feel like it's someone's birthday any day of the week. One release spotted in May was a box of 24 confetti cookies that have a super buttery base. The soft and chewy cookies feature a mix of rainbow sprinkles and white chocolate chips for a pop of fun in every bite. 

The container sells for $9.99, which is a good deal for two dozen cookies. Some customers have claimed that while the new confetti cookies are good, they aren't the absolute best offered by the Kirkland Signature brand. Many people have remarked that the cookies are best enjoyed when heated up a bit, and you can only imagine how delicious a scoop of vanilla ice cream would be between two cookies. "Very similar taste as Milk Bar confetti cookies," one Instagram user wrote in a comment about the new bakery release. 

Easter carrot cake

Sometime before the Easter holiday in 2023, Costco released a festive cake that looks like a work of art. Costco's bakery usually sells miniature versions of its carrot cake that are loved by many customers when available on the shelves, but this full-size version was an absolute upgrade. The three-layer cake, which was created in collaboration with Bakery Street in California, featured cream cheese frosting in between each tier. It's topped with green coconut "grass" and Robin Eggs candies to make it look like the dessert version of an Easter basket. Not only is the cake a feast for the eyes, but the flavor holds up to its enticing appearance. 

The cake, which weighs more than two pounds, sold for $16.99. It probably won't be a new release available all year round, but it's worth keeping an eye out for it next spring. "Heaven, totally delicious," one Instagram user wrote in a review of the seasonal carrot cake they purchased from Costco. 

Orange pecan cookies

Another new Costco bakery item spotted in Canada this year is orange pecan cookies. Sold for about $11 for a 24-count package, the cookies have a slight natural orange flavor with chunks of pecans floating inside. The cookies resemble the other cookie offerings from Kirkland Signature, but they give customers another chocolate-free option. The orange isn't too overwhelming and adds more of an aromatic quality to it, but the orange flavor that does shine through doesn't taste artificial in the slightest. 

The cookies have a distinct chewiness that improves even more if heated up a bit. The only complaint customers have about the new baked treat is that they could feature more pecans in each cookie, but that's really up to personal preference. "The new orange pecan cookies are absolutely amazing. Not too sweet and just the right chewiness," Reddit user u/catchh wrote in a review of one of the latest Costco bakery items in Canada.

Chocolate peanut butter cream pie

One of the most raved-about new items from the Costco bakery in 2023 is undoubtedly the chocolate peanut butter cream pie. First making its debut in March, this four-and-a-half pound pie was like a massive version of a Reese's cup. It's another pie with a graham cracker crumble crust topped with a mousse blend of peanut butter and chocolate. Despite looking rich and dense, the pastry is shockingly light, which makes it even easier to tackle completing the entire thing before it goes bad. 

The nearly five-pound pie sells for $19.99 as of May 2023, if you can still get your hands on one. Some people were so intrigued by internet posts about the pie that they almost signed up for entire Costco memberships just to try it, if that gives you a better idea of the hype surrounding the dessert. "It was absolutely incredible. I ate half of it at [sic] one sitting. Not good for me but it tasted oh so Great," one Instagram user wrote in a comment about the pie.