One of the worst items I’ve tried and reviewed from the bakery section at Costco!
I love anything pineapple or coconut flavored, my mom makes the best coconut cupcakes and my grandma used to make an amazing pineapple marshmallow dessert for Christmas each year. When I saw this Bread Garden Pineapple Cake with Cream Cheese & Toasted Coconut Icing in the Costco bakery I had to try it to review.
I’ve reviewed a ton of Costco cakes here on the blog! My all-time favorite cakes from the Costco bakery are the Tuxedo Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, Tiramisu Cake and the New York Style Cheesecake with Strawberry topping.
This Bread Garden Pineapple Cake can be found in the bakery section, it’s not refrigerated. The item number is 1548836.
I want to love this cake because of how much I like pineapple and coconut but I sadly don’t like this cake at all. It’s soooo very dry and crumbly! I couldn’t believe how dry it was. I gave some to my parents who are anti-food wasters and they tried to add ice cream to moisten it up but still couldn’t eat it.
The flavor of the cake is really bland, there’s pieces of dried pineapple but even those are dry and tasteless and the cake itself doesn’t have much pineapple flavor or really any flavor at all.
I was hoping that the icing would redeem the cake a little but it was my least liked part of the cake. The amount of icing is paper thin and it tasted of pure sugar with no flavor, completely missing that tangy, real cream cheese icing flavor.
I paid $8.99 Canadian for the cake and it was definitely not worth my $8.99.
The cake has a best before date of a week from the date I purchased it on. You could easily freeze the cake if you’re not going to eat it right away.
If this tasted better it would be awesome to bring to a pot luck, barbecue or just enjoy at home for breakfast, a snack or dessert!
This cake isn’t worth the calories. 1/14th of the cake is 180 calories, 9 grams of fat, 29 grams of carbohydrates, one gram of fibre, 14 grams of sugar, four grams of protein and 240 mg of sodium.
As you can see the ingredients list is terribly long with tons of unhealthy and questionable ingredients.
Walk on by!
Even if you love pineapple and coconut like I do and think this cake looks alright I can’t recommend purchasing it.
Have you tried this cake? What did you think?
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