Anyone familiar with Junior’s shouldn’t be surprised to see a Christmas tree-shaped cheesecake at Costco, as the company has had a history of offering holiday-themed creations. In 2021 Costco sold an Irish cream Junior’s cheesecake in the weeks before St. Patrick’s Day. Earlier this year, Costco shoppers were greeted with Easter Egg Layer Cakes for Easter. But finding a special holiday-themed Junior’s cheesecake at Costco for $26 is pretty surprising.
Considering how long Junior’s Cheesecakes have been in the spotlight, it’s not surprising that Costco has wanted in on the action. The restaurant was founded in Brooklyn, New York in 1950 by Harry Rosen, and has had the last 70-plus years to carve out a reputation for delicious, premium cheesecakes. Junior’s appeared in the “Sex and the City” movie, and famous faces like former president Barack Obama have been spotted at its restaurants buying cheesecake. It has also grown from one bakery into five locations. And for those who buy them in person, Junior’s ships across the U.S., including Alaska and Hawaii.