Costco is known for its amazing baked goods section, including a variety of delicious and beautiful-looking cakes, including their classic cheesecake, tres leches cake, and chocolate tuxedo mousse cake. However, one cake at the grocery chain has left some shoppers unimpressed, saying the dessert is all looks and no substance.
Costco's Junior's Celebration Layer Cake debuted in June 2022, features multicolored layers of cake stacked with white frosting and covered in rainbow sprinkles. TikTok user Costco Food Reviews gave the cake a try, and said that "The rainbow sprinkles on the outside were stunning and the inside was just as beautiful."
However, the TikToker reported that the frosting tasted "like plain Cool Whip" and found the cake itself to be subpar, leading to a rating of 6.5 out of 10. Commenters seemed to agree, with one user calling the cake "beautiful but not delicious," but Distractify reports that another buyer was much more harsh and returned the cake for being "disgusting."
Despite the criticism, there are some Costco shoppers who have enjoyed the layer cake, and it would likely be a hit with kids — "Junior's" may be part of the cake's brand name, but it could also indicate the dessert's target audience. If you don't want to take your chances on this colorful treat, there are plenty of other great options at Costco.