Costco shoppers hardly seemed bothered that Christmas has arrived early at the retailer. In fact, in the comments of @costcobuy’s post about the newly arrived kits, several Instagram users tagged friends to alert them to the unique seasonal buy. One user even told a pal to swing by their local Costco to pick one up, while others commented on how fun the activity would be for the upcoming holiday season. However, buyers should be aware that these kits might not be as easy to assemble as they seem.
As longtime Costco cardholders may recall, the chain has also offered a mansion-sized version of these Create-A-Treat gingerbread house kits in the past. Similar to the new chateaus, these gingerbread mansions also came pre-assembled — though that didn’t exactly take the fuss out of the build. Last year, blogger Costcuisine said the icing provided in the kits did a poor job of securing the additional cookies and candies. To avoid any construction mishaps, those planning to spend a winter afternoon putting together the chateau kit might want to try the genius gingerbread house hack of connecting the cookie pieces with hot, melted sugar rather than icing. This will ensure everything stays in place all season long.