Costco Fans Are Psyched For The Early Debut Of Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins

Summer is slowly starting to wind down, which means it is almost time to start getting ready for one of the best things about fall: Halloween candy. Although October may still be some time away, it is never too early to start preparing for the delicious seasonal candy that hits grocery store shelves once the weather starts to turn crisp. And Costco is helping its fans do just that. In anticipation of the upcoming autumn celebrations, Costco has already started selling 60-piece bags of its fan-favorite milk chocolate Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins. These creamy melt-in-your-mouth seasonal treats are available for purchase at Costco warehouses starting now for just $8.79.

The popular Instagram account @costcobuys couldn't wait to alert fellow Costco-goers to the early arrival of the seasonal treats. "Too early for these Reese's Pumpkins at Costco? I don't think so!" they posted, asking their followers: "Does anyone else think the shaped Reese's (pumpkins, trees, etc.) taste better than regular Reese's? Maybe the peanut butter to chocolate ratio is different!?"

Some Costco shoppers think the Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins taste better than regular Reese's

One scientific-minded follower tried to provide an explanation for why these specialty Reese's pumpkins seem to taste so much better than the traditional version, and it's not just because of the novelty. "I did some research and it's because the regular peanut butter cups have chocolate ridges while the pumpkins and other seasonal ones don't have those ridges so it's a more even peanut butter and chocolate ratio," @khalidaun posted to Instagram. (An in-depth comparison of Reese's eggs to Reese's cups by All Over Albany suggests there may be something to this position.) However, other followers didn't seem to be as concerned with the reason these sweet seasonal treats tasted so good – they were just glad to see them back on Costco shelves. "They definitely taste better than the regular version," posted @jaktrip_her, while @carina.eberle agreed: "It's never too early."

While it's great to have these back in Costco warehouses to help kick off the beginning of fall, fans of these treats should keep in mind that they are seasonal products, which means they will likely only remain in stores for a limited time. So if you are one of those Costco shoppers who much prefers this Peanut Butter Pumpkin version to other types of Reese's, then you'll definitely want to take this opportunity to stock up on the snack before they are gone.