Recent rumors circulating on social media platforms have ignited a wave of speculation about Costco Wholesale’s potential decision to remove their beloved churros from the food court menu. Speculations emerged on Reddit, where a user claimed insider information from a Costco employee, suggesting the discontinuation of churros in favor of introducing cookies. The supposed change has spurred contrasting sentiments among customers, sparking a lively discussion online.
As per reports from The U.S. Sun, a Reddit user allegedly linked to a Costco employee in Goleta, California, disclosed the anticipated removal of churros, replacing them with cookies. The churros, priced at $1.49, have been a long-standing favorite among Costco club food court patrons. Despite the absence of any official confirmation from Costco regarding this potential swap, another Reddit user contributed to the thread, affirming the news by stating that agreements had been finalized with a company to manufacture cookies, expected to debut in early 2024. Additionally, insider information hinted at the forthcoming introduction of chocolate ice cream before summer hits.
The news of a potential departure of the cinnamon-sugar twisted treats has evoked mixed reactions among Costco loyalists. While some expressed indifference or disdain for the churros’ taste, advocating for their replacement with alternatives like pretzels, others vehemently opposed the change, citing the churro as their long-term favorite treat from Costco’s food court. Several users reminisced about the pre-pandemic or earlier recipe, claiming that the taste had since dwindled in quality.
Suggestions abound from customers advocating for the reintroduction of previously offered items like soft pretzels or alternative sweet treats, highlighting a divide in preferences among Costco’s clientele.
In a competitive context, Sam’s Club, one of Costco’s primary rivals, presently offers both pretzels and churros in its cafes, providing customers with options that Costco might potentially eliminate.
Costco has yet to issue an official statement addressing the speculated changes in its food court offerings, leaving customers eagerly anticipating any forthcoming announcements regarding the fate of the beloved churros.
It’s rumored that @Costco will be removing the #churro from their famous snack bar…is this the end of the world as we know it, or could there be something better in store? @cthompsontv and I discussed earlier today on @NEWSMAX #Business #News #MeanwhileInBusiness #TV #Costco pic.twitter.com/C7BSAKnAFZ
— Seth Denson (@SethDenson) December 27, 2023