Costco Fans Might See A Change In This Food Court Staple Soon

Ah, the Costco food court — it may be the hallowed home of $1 hot dogs and bargain-basement pizza slices, but it has also had to make some controversial changes lately in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Sadly, one of those changes was closing down the wholesaler's popular food courts altogether, but starting in May, the in-store hotspots were making a careful comeback: According to Delish, Costco's food courts were reopening, but for takeout only, with menus limited to favorites like hot dogs, plus whole pizzas and slices (cheese and pepperoni only).

However, it's not all bad news for food court fans, as the latest gossip seems to point to a critical change for another beloved $1 menu bargain: the Twisted Churros. Their sudden disappearance even led to a petition on to bring back the cinnamon-and-sugar-dusted pastries, but word on the internet is that they are poised to re-emerge — and they might be better than ever when they once again grace the menu.

How are the Costco churros changing?

On Instagram, the account @costcodeals posted a shot from Reddit user CostcoPanda that alerted enthusiastic churro chompers of the big news. The latter had reported, "Churro fans, get hyped. Upgraded churro is coming. Bigger, dough braided with butter and cinnamon." With a new price reported as $1.49, the churro was said to be currently testing in Oxnard, California, with the rest of the country receiving the new recipe later in 2020.

Since the churros were already making recent lists that named the food court delicacies Costco shoppers miss the most (via Eat This, Not That!), this post naturally prompted a slew of excited responses from Redditors: "There is hope for 2020," "Hearing of their comeback is literally making my day," and, "This makes my heart happy."

And the upgrade does seem like a legit one. A writer for SheKnows envisions the new version as a "churro-cinnamon roll hybrid," and hopes that criticisms of the past (think "too doughy" or "baked instead of fried") will be rectified in the new rollout. As long as dedicated churro consumers are willing to overlook the 49 cent upcharge, the new-and-improved version could move these humble pastries even higher up on the rankings of Costco's must-try food-court buys.