Over on Reddit, fans were raving about the dessert. Some remarked that $5 a pound for a pie is hardly highway robbery, while others shared recommendations for making the pie last if you aren’t entertaining hordes of guests. “The Costco pies are fantastic frozen. I highly suggest that you cut/scoop the pie out to your desired serving size, and use foil/freezer packaging. I literally used an ice cream scoop with aluminum foil for my setup,” wrote one user. According to the Redditor, they were able to make the frozen pie last a full year with this practice.
For the sake of comparison, how does the 4-pound, 4-ounce Costco triple chocolate cream pie measure up against similar Costco offerings? The Biscoff cookie butter cake, while only available in Canada, would have cost $19 in the U.S. Folks online also pointed out that the fan-favorite chocolate peanut butter pie, which was 4.75 pounds, also came in at $20.
If you deem the $20 price tag for the triple chocolate cream pie too high, you’re in luck: There are many, many other chocolatey items in the bakery case to choose from. You might find the mini chocolate cakes — $7.99 for a pack of six — are more your style.