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I Taste-Tested And Ranked All Of Costco's Holiday Bakery Items, And The Winner Was SO Good

There are two very clear standouts this year...

Costco tends to get all the attention for their year-round bulk essentials, but don’t sleep on Costco's bakery section — especially during the holidays.

Costco's holiday bakery selection

Their oversized treats (read: 4- pound, 12-inch-wide pies) are perfect for big family gatherings — from Hanukkah to Christmas to New Year's — and there’s no shortage of festive options to choose from.

multiple pumpkin pies in refrigerator case

I recently taste-tested my way through Costco's holiday bakery items — by way of hosting some friends and family — and decided to rank and review each item. I'm a recipe developer and avid baker, but I'm not above scooping up store-bought baked goods, especially if they deliver on taste and value.

Cakes on display

Before we get into the ranking, a few last things: I have noticed that every Costco location offers a slightly different assortment, so know that your local selection may not look the same as mine. (I was hoping for Nanaimo bars, pumpkin cheesecake, and apple strudel, but alas.)

Also, I only tasted items located in the bakery, but should you want some Italian panettone or a bag of Holiday Mingle Mix (Costco’s response to TJ’s Jingle Jangle, perhaps?), take a look in the surrounding aisles.

Costco holiday items

Last but not least, according to a bakery employee I spoke with, the seasonal items will be stocked right up until the stores close for Christmas — or until supplies last. So, without further ado, here’s my honest review, from “not impressed” to “I’m obsessed.”

9. Kirkland Signature Tiramisu Bar Cake

8. Kirkland Signature Pecan Pie

7. Kirkland Signature Holiday Cookie Tray

6. Costco Mini Red Velvet Cakes

5. Kirkland Signature Double Crust Apple Pie

4. Kirkland Signature Pumpkin Pie

3. Kirkland Signature Peppermint Bark

2. Kirkland Signature Tuxedo Chocolate Mousse Cake

1. Kirkland Signature Mini Cranberry Orange Bisconie

Which holiday bakery items have you tried from Costco? Tell me in the comments!