Costco is one of the most popular retailers in the United States, and it’s known for its low prices and bulk items. However, it looks like the company has recently made one of its beloved bakery items more expensive. According to reports, Costco has increased the price of its popular croissants, making them more expensive than ever before. In this article, we’ll take a look at why Costco has made this change and what it means for customers. We’ll also provide some tips on how to save money on croissants, so you can still enjoy them without breaking the bank.
Costco Reportedly Just Made This Beloved Bakery Item More Expensive — Eat This Not That
Costco shoppers, beware: The beloved bakery item you know and love may be getting more expensive. According to Eat This Not That, the warehouse giant has reportedly increased the price of its popular muffins.
The outlet reports that the price of the muffins has gone up from $5.99 to $6.99, a 16.7 percent increase. The muffins, which come in a variety of flavors, are a popular item among Costco shoppers, and the price increase could be a major blow to those who rely on the bakery item for a quick snack or breakfast.
The outlet notes that the price increase is likely due to the rising cost of ingredients, as well as the fact that Costco is now offering more varieties of muffins. The outlet also notes that the price increase could be a sign of things to come, as other bakery items may soon follow suit.
If you’re a fan of Costco’s muffins, you may want to stock up now before the price increase takes effect. Or, if you’re looking for a cheaper alternative, you can always try making your own muffins at home. There are plenty of recipes online that are easy to follow and won’t break the bank.
These days, a trip to the grocery store may leave you either not able to get an item due to supply issues or paying more for your favorite products as inflation continues to raise the total of your receipt. Unfortunately, customers have reported that not even Costco has been able to ward off price hikes, according to social media.
A member-favorite bakery item—the Kirkland Signature Croissant pack—has allegedly gone up in price. While the $4.99 to $5.99 increase for the 12-count croissants doesn’t seem astronomical, it does represent a 20% increase in cost—which adds up.
Reddit user u/vavavoomvoom9 posted a picture of the price tag on a box of the pastries on May 8, noting that “It finally happened.” Although some fans of the croissant have voiced that while they aren’t happy about paying more, they would rather do that than have costs cut through the item’s ingredients.
“You BUTTER believe it they went up in price!!!!,” one Reddit user/Costco member commented on the post. “But seriously, the recipe is key, and I hope they don’t go back to $4.99 and rename them ‘Butter Flavored’ Croissants!”
Eat This, Not That! has reached out to Costco for more information on this apparent price hike, but has yet to receive a response.
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While store prices for all products vary by location, many other commenters pointed out price hikes they’ve seen in other areas of their warehouse. A customer on the Reddit croissant post pointed out that the price of Kirkland Cooking oil went up from $6 to around $11 last month, while someone else said bakery muffins have gone from $8 to $9, and another even suggested the bagels have gone up from $5.99 to $7.99. While Costco hasn’t confirmed any of these price hikes, customers do seem to be noticing and reporting that their stores are experiencing the effects of inflation.
The inflation rate has affected almost every item at the grocery store. Essentials like meat, grain products, eggs, and more are already at their highest in years. Unfortunately, grocery prices may only get worse with the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast indicating that food-at-home prices are expected to increase between 3% and 4% by the end of 2022. While some items at Costco may further increase in price, other key items—like the famed hot dog combo and the rotisserie chicken—may remain rooted with their original tags.
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