Shoppers are collectively excited about the annual return of Costco’s massive pecan pies. There is one aspect of the seasonal dessert, however, that people weren’t too happy to see again: the price.
Instagram user @costcodeals also spotted the pies at their local Costco this week, and each nutty pastry is once again going for $16.99. While this is the same price as last year, it’s still a considerable markup from the 2020 price tag of $13.99. Despite having nearly two years to come to terms with the increase, the notion of shelling out nearly $17 for dessert isn’t sitting right with every Costco shopper.
“Look at that price now,” one person commented on @costcodeals’ post, adding the shock-faced emoji to further convey how they felt about the change. “Wait why did they inflate the price now, $3 more???” asked another.
Though some shoppers are unhappy, Costco’s pecan pie seems to be worth the dough, especially since making one yourself could run you upwards of $15 for pecan halves alone. Additionally, one commenter on the Reddit thread who identified themselves as one of the chain’s bakery employees shared that its pecan pies and Costco’s iconic pumpkin pies are all made fresh in-house. Meanwhile, the chain’s apple pies, according to them, are shipped frozen to warehouses.