BRB, Sprinting to the Nearest Costco
Costco's $5 rotisserie chicken may have a devoted fanbase among shoppers, but once fall rolls around, a certain seasonal item snatches that spotlight away from the affordable poultry's greasy, salt-covered grasp: the pumpkin pie. As soon as these fresh-baked masterpieces hit shelves ahead of the holidays, Costco customers are sent into a full-on frenzy, snatching up the positively enormous pies, which measure an entire foot in diameter and weigh a whopping 58 ounces, or 3.63 pounds. Seeing as various locations have already begun rolling the pies out this month, said frenzy is officially underway, thus giving us permission to snack on pumpkin pie far before Thanksgiving.
Oh, and we almost forgot to mention a detail that's perhaps even more of a selling point than the size of these pies: their dirt-cheap price. In true Costco fashion, the popular pumpkin pies sell for just $6 a pop, with an organic version ringing up at $8. Either way, there's no denying that these pies are a total steal — especially considering how they save you the hassle of baking a real one from scratch.
We know, we know, Costco's ginormous pumpkin-flavored pies are nothing new to shoppers who frequent the wholesale retailer, as they've been around for years and even have a Facebook page dedicated to tracking their annual reappearance. But we just wanted to send out a quick reminder of their glorious existence for those lazy pie-lovers who need an excuse to opt out of buying cans of pumpkin puree before Thanksgiving this year. You can thank us later.