Ah, Costco, the land of low prices, delicious pizza, free samples for days (yes, Costco samples are back!), and the fudgy, chocolatey goodness that is — or was — the All-American Chocolate Cake. For years, this beloved chocolate cake, easily big enough to feed 20 guests or more, was a trusted go-to for birthdays, holiday parties, Mother’s Day celebrations, and more. That is, until the day it unexpectedly disappeared.
Much to fans’ dismay, this decadent delight faded from Costco shelves sometime in early 2020, the year of horrible things. And while it figured this would happen in 2020, Costco’s chocolate cake fans weren’t going to stand idly by while their favorite fudgy layers were lost to the world. In fact, they were so committed to the cause that more than 7,000 of them banded together in a Change.org petition to ask the wholesale club to bring back “one of the most amazing and delicious chocolate cakes anywhere.” Now that’s some serious fandom!
While Costco didn’t comment on its decision to stop selling the cake (or the petition to bring it back), that’s just the beginning of the All-American Chocolate Cake’s story. From a shift in the way we celebrate milestones to the rise of “quarantine cakes,” let’s unpack some reasons this Costco chocolate cake might have met its end (and finish with a twist that suggests those 7,000 fans might have been heard after all).
To read the rest of the story, please go to: Mashed