Four Costco food court menu items you’ll never see again and shoppers miss the ‘best cake’ as replacements don’t impress

COSTCO’s food court is one of the many reasons shoppers pay a monthly membership fee.

In addition to getting high-quality items at affordable prices in bulk, Costco shoppers have always loved treating themselves to a savory meal or a sweet treat at the grocery store’s food court.

Costco's food court has served up some delicious options over the years


Costco’s food court has served up some delicious options over the yearsPhoto credit: AFP

Unfortunately, not all of the customers’ favorite dishes have been preserved in the food court.

While Costco typically doesn’t disclose why certain products are discontinued, low sales are the most likely reason.

The pandemic also forced many grocery chains and grocery stores to simplify their inventory.

The US Sun has compiled a full list of the chain’s top-rated discontinued food court items.

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1. Chocolate dipped ice cream bars

The ice cream bars were a popular Costco item


The ice cream bars were a popular Costco itemPhoto credit: Facebook

Costco’s chocolate-dipped ice cream bars were once one of the most iconic food court products.

Shoppers could choose to have their ice cream dipped in chocolate for the low price of $1.50.

You can also customize your dessert by adding almonds to the chocolate coating.

However, the sweet treat has been missing in recent years.

Some speculate that Costco removed the item because chocolate and almond prices rose during inflation.

Since then, several petitions have emerged calling for the treat to be returned.

“Literally my favorite food they’ve ever had in the food court,” said one shopper on Reddit. “The last time I had one I was 13 and this year I’m turning 21. I just want to know who delivered the chocolate to them.”


The Polish Sausage Dog has been phased out in favor of healthier products


The Polish Sausage Dog has been phased out in favor of healthier productsPhoto credit: Alamy

Another staple of the Costco food court was Polish sausage.

While many enjoyed ordering the Polish sausage between a hot dog bun and a scarf-down, Costco announced it would be eliminating that item in favor of healthier options.

“To simplify our menu and make room for healthier options, we decided to only offer the all-beef hot dog. “Sales show that this is what the majority of members prefer,” the company said.

However, some Costco shoppers may disagree.

“I would kill to burp this flavor all day again,” one Reddit user wrote.

“Polish dog was one of the best items in the food court,” said another fan.


The cake was available until recent years


The cake was available until recent yearsPhoto credit: Getty

Costco’s ice cream wasn’t the only dessert option to change in recent years.

Previously, customers could order a huge, decadent slice of chocolate cake and eat it right at the food court.

Fans remember that each piece was filled with caramel frosting and multiple layers of moist, heavenly chocolate.

Since the cake was no longer available, shoppers have been upset and are often asking the retailer to bring back the iconic dessert.

“This was the best cake I’ve ever eaten,” one Redditor wrote.

“I used to buy one every time, I remember because I was pregnant at the time,” said another chocolate fan.

“I had to start buying the new cake, which isn’t as tasty, but it’s better than no chocolate cake.”

Yet another buyer expressed the same opinion:

“We still miss it!! It was a favorite in our house. We tried the substitute chocolate cake and the mini chocolate cakes don’t compare.”


The Chicken Caesar Salad was a must at Costco


The Chicken Caesar Salad was a must at CostcoPhoto credit: Getty

Last but not least, there was a healthier Costco food court.

Anyone looking for an easy, reliable lunch can always stop by the Costco Food Court and enjoy a filling Chicken Caesar Salad.

The salad disappeared for several years before a new version took its place this year.

Still, many buyers were unimpressed.

“I remember eating a lot of these in high school before band practice for a quick and easy dinner. Not only were they huge, they were cheap but also of good quality. I was so sad when they were just…gone. So imagine my excitement when I accidentally spotted it back on the menu,” one fan wrote.

“What I had tonight was I swear I got half the old size for twice the price,” they continued.

“The chicken was way too soft and the pieces were too big. The dressing was thin and a bit runny and there were no croutons either. I understand that times change and inflation is a thing, but if that’s what we’re getting after waiting so long for a return then I think it should have just been left away.”

Another Costco customer also expressed his disappointment with the salad.

“It’s worth it in terms of size, but not in terms of taste,” they wrote. “Chicken was not good at all and had pieces that were way too big. It might have been the rotisserie, but it honestly felt canned. And the containers they’re stored in make it nearly impossible to mix in the dressing without throwing half the salad on the table.”

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Aila Slisco

Aila Slisco is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Aila Slisco joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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