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May 30, 2009 10:07 PM

Heavenly cheesecake for Shavous

I went to Costco before Shavous to but some odds and ends when I saw their cheesecakes. They had a plain cheese cake for $12.99 and a stawberry cheesecake for $14.99. I opted for the strawberry cheese cake. We are talking about a 90 oz, over 5 pounds, beauty. Everyone loved it, delicoius and oh so creamy, tasted superior to the pathetic tiny ones from the local bakeries, and I tried a bunch of them at the various kidushim that I attended over the yom tov holiday. Just how does Costco do it, such high quality for such low prices. I sure wish that their cakes would not be so massive then I would buy from them every week.

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  1. they also had a lime one, most people apparently looked at it and walked, i bought one, it was ridiculously outrageous

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    1. re: shoelace

      we had cheesecake aly cheesecakes. Super great!

    2. sounds great (and so easy)


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      1. re: Michalk

        Amazing, here we are two years since the original post and Costco is still charging the same $12.99 for their 5+ pound cheese cake!

        1. re: MartyB

          Eli's Cheesecake ships.

          If you go to their factory store on Forest Preserve Drive in Chicago they have "sweet imperfections" where they sell the imperfect cheesecakes for cheap. They also have a good farmer's market on Thursdays.

          1. re: MartyB

            Here we are a year later, is Costco's 5 pound cheese cake still $12.99? Went to Brachs on Friday and they had a pathetically small one for over $18.

        2. I love the cheesecake that costco sells. Everyone in my family will have some sort of dairy pastry from costco come shavuos time. I sometimes will grab something even during the rest of the year. The only complaint I have is that they come in such large quantities. I can't eat 24 little cupcakes by myself and I would feel too guilty throwing them out. Also the fact that they aren't cholov yisroel makes it difficult to serve on the holidays because some people are strict about that.

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          1. re: NYCFoodster

            Time to open up a 24 hour tea room at home :)

            I too have that problem with Costco - HUGE cakes I can only buy them on a yom tov like shavous or if I can convince my married daughter to split it with me.

            There seems to be a disconnect between the local stores and Costco. Local stores don't get it that at times people WANT to buy items in larger quantities (garbage bags, laundry detergent, cereals) at the same time Costco has some items - like cakes that are simply too big for a normal family to purchase. I think BJs may have smaller options but not kosher. BJs also has more "Light" options like Mayo - Costco sells no Mayo Light. But then again, if Costco offers more family options it would be even more crowded then it currently is.

            1. re: MartyB

              I just came back from Costco this afternoon. I have teenage boys and their friends. I bought 3 flats of Gatorade and 4 bags of the shredded mozzarella in addition to the normal (?) quantities of stuff I usually get like 5 lbs. of tangerines and a huge bag of tortilla chips.

              The tangerines will be gone in a week and the cheese should last me 1-2 weeks.

              No, I am NOT running a restaurant or a hotel, it just seems that way.

              Our local Ralph's sells the exact same bag of cheese for $15. Costco charges around $10.

              1. re: SoCal Mother

                If SOCALMOM you have a Walgreens WATCH THE ADS,Gateraid gies osn sale there for a proce that is les sper ounce than the Jumbo stores. Usually limit 10 but bring the biys along, hand them some cash and stock up. Don;t have enough that day - get a rain check. We go though gallons of this stuf fhere:(

                1. re: Prettypoodle

                  Thanks! I don't think I've ever been in there. I guess I assumed they would be expensive.

                  1. re: SoCal Mother

                    I taerly go there but when they have a Gateraid sale, we stock up! Watch the ads.

                  2. re: Prettypoodle

                    One of the nice things about Costco is the stability of their prices. I am amazed at times at how wildly the prices fluctuate in the local stores. One day cantaloupe is 2/$3 another it could be $3.99 for one. It is almost like at the start of the week the owners spins a wheel to determine what the following weeks prices will be. Costco has no such narishkeit hence the strong following that they generate.

                    I just noticed last week a new advertising ploy from Gourmet Glatt - Milk 2/$5 - Just what is the sale here? 1/2 gal for $2.50 is nothing to write home about and bundling it at 2 for $5 does not sweeten the deal. I believe that Costco sells the same 1 gal for less than Gourmet Glatt charges for 1/2 gal! Now mind you, Gourmet Glatt is my store of choice but I do know when to go to Costco.

                  3. re: SoCal Mother

                    Costco in NY has recently been selling individually wrapped mozarella cheese sticks- same brand as the shredded. I think it's about $7.99 for 24, much cheaper than the local stores. The boys might enjoy these as a snack...

              2. This year we bought two cheesecakes also from the costco in Hackensack NJ. We decorated one beautifully arranged with blueberries and strawberries (also super cheap at costco) and the other crumbled up oreos. Both were huge hits, and when people asked if I made them myself, I simply answered that the kid's did all the decorating....not totally a fib....but totally delish for sure!.

                1. Amazing, went to Costco and here we are one year later and the price is still the same! $12.99 for a 5 pound cheesecake and $14.99 for a 5 pound strawberry cheesecake. Heavenly and Kosher!

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                  1. re: MartyB

                    We're going to a group lunch and everyone has to bring something and I'd love to bring a Costco cheesecake. BUT everything has to be nut-free because some in the group have severe allergies. Any idea what the "nut status" is of Costco cakes.

                    1. re: helou

                      Pretty sure that the cake itself is nut free, but they do bake other items with nuts (rugelah). I believe the package says "produced in a factory with..." But call and ask

                    2. re: MartyB

                      My god, I looked at my original post, the price is the same as it was in 2009!!! Same price 4 years later! Simply amazing!

                      1. re: MartyB

                        Is it same weight size as,you posted previously

                        1. re: koshergourmetmart

                          The strawberry cheesecake was 88oz, 5 1/2 pounds. I originally posted in 2009 that it was about 90 oz so if it shrunk it was by 2 oz.