Taking a trip to your local international farmer’s market can be a feast for the senses. Even if you make it a point to drop in and pick up a bunch of callaloo or fresh fruit for your smoothie, there’s always bound to be something new that catches your eye. Of course, not everyone is lucky enough to have an international farmer’s market nearby, but if you’ve got a Costco membership, do you really need anything else?
The bulk grocer has made a name for itself by offering incredible deals on supersized versions of just about everything, and in recent years, the chain has leaned into beefing up its inventory of international fare. From deliciously cheesy Crispy Potato Corn Dogs to a slew of outstanding Korean imports, the retailer is angling to be a one-stop shop for all of your culinary flights of fancy. Continuing its efforts to solidify its fan-favorite status, the warehouse giant added yet another well-traveled delicacy to its shelves this week — and it's so good, fans are bringing boxes home in their carry-on.
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The popular @costcodeals account on Instagram spotted boxes of D-Plus Baked Wheat Cakes at their local Costco and shared a peek at the delicacy with fans. These squishy soft wheat cakes come individually wrapped in boxes of 12, with each box featuring six chocolate-flavored buns and six Hokkaido cream-flavored buns.
If you’re unfamiliar with the treat, it’s most similar in consistency to Japanese milk rolls, which utilizes the tangzhong method to create super soft and fluffy bread that boasts a longer shelf life. In addition to being “melt-in-your-mouth” pillowy goodness, you can grab a box of the treats for just $12.99 in the US or $17.99 in Canada, which works out to about $1 and $1.50 per bun, respectively.
It didn’t take long for fans to share their utter excitement of the news that the treats are now at Costco, with most saying, “These are sooo good!” Aside from the swathes of users excited to grab a couple of boxes of their own, a few fans requested that they stock up on the snack in their area. “Bring to Las Vegas,” demanded one person. “Hope they’re in Norfolk,” wished another. It’s yet to be seen if a wider rollout is in the works, but if you live in Los Angeles, San Diego, the Bay area, northern parts of the U.S., and western Canada, you might luck up and find a box before they sell out.
Of course, if you don’t happen to live in those areas, but have a trip coming up, you could always follow other fan's suit and pack them right into your carry-on to enjoy wherever your heart may take you.