Costco Shoppers Are Psyched For Its Returning Pumpkin Cheesecake

Get the holiday stretchy pants ready because a Costco shopper on Instagram recently posted that they spotted the return of the infamous pumpkin cheesecake. While many people rejoiced when pumpkin flavors, and more specifically the gigantic pumpkin pie, returned to store shelves, some people longed for a more decadent dessert option. Although Reader's Digest reports that pumpkin pie is the most popular Thanksgiving dessert, not everyone prefers a slice of pie. 

Last year, many people marveled at the luscious, flavorful Costco pumpkin cheesecake. Whether that slice was a sweet reward after that early morning Turkey Trot or just a perfect ending to a Thanksgiving meal, many people were grateful for the Costco bakers whipping up this sweet treat. Even if holidays shouldn't come with a calorie count, that pumpkin dessert was worth every forkful. Luckily, it appears that the fan favorite dessert has reappeared to save the holiday dessert table.

What's the skinny on the Costco pumpkin cheesecake?

While the carefully scored, thin slices of the Costco pumpkin cheesecake cake lure shoppers into a trance, the reality is that this dessert just might be one of the largest treats on the menu. As shown on @costcohotfinds Instagram account, the cheesecake weighs in at almost five pounds. With a suggested 16 slice serving option, this dessert could feed everyone around that holiday table. From the graham cracker crust to the cream cheese decorative frosting, it appears that a smaller slice might be worth the indulgence. MyFitnessPal puts the per slice calories at 410, but remember it is a small slice.

Since calories aren't necessarily part of everyone's holiday dessert conversation, the comments on @costcohotfinds post were mostly positive. From one user writing that the dessert is "better than the regular pumpkin pie" to many people longing for their local warehouse to start selling this decadent treat, it was clear the cheesecake was a hit. While the post shows a price of $15.99 for the pumpkin cheesecake, it might be best to check with local warehouses for pricing and availability. And, even if that holiday gathering might be a little smaller this year, don't fret. You can always freeze a slice or two and save it for Christmas.