Last Updated on January 18, 2022
Today, we’re going to be answering the question: is Costco cheesecake gluten-free? Costco is one of my favorite places on Earth. There are so many amazing finds in the well-known wholesalers – many of which are gluten-free. That’s right, Costco is home to a huge selection of gluten-free products, from baked goods to cereals, to pasta – you will not leave the store disappointed. However, is their cheesecake gluten-free? Let’s take a look.
Ingredients In Costco Cheesecake
While there are several cheesecakes available at Costco, one of the most sought-after cheesecakes is the Ferrara’s Bakery New York Cheesecake. The ingredients in this fan-favorite are as follows:
- Cream Cheese
- Sour Cream
- Powder Sugar
- Graham Cracker
- Whole Eggs
The ingredients are pretty vague and it doesn’t go into too much detail about the ingredients of the graham cracker, for example. We’ll be taking a look at whether this cheesecake is gluten-free later in this post.
Is Costco Cheesecake Gluten-Free?
Most Costco stores do not have gluten-free cheesecake, this is true of US and UK stores. Unfortunately, the Ferrara’s Bakery New York Cheesecake is not safe for consumption when following a gluten-free diet. While the ingredients do not specifically state gluten is an ingredient, their allergen statement says that:
“Contains Eggs, Dairy, Wheat and Soy – produced in a facility where nuts, seeds, milk, eggs, soy and flour are present”
At the time of this article, none of their cheesecakes are safe to consume on a gluten-free diet, but we can hope that this changes in the future. Their range of gluten-free products is so vast, that I don’t think we’ll have to wait too much longer before Costco grace us with a gluten-free cheesecake. However, there are plenty of other gluten-free desserts to enjoy. We’ll take a look at those next!
Gluten-Free Desserts From Costco
Fearless Dining has a great gluten-free shopping guide at Costco if shopping at Costco is new to you. They’re huge stores, so it can be overwhelming at first. Her top gluten-free desserts from Costco are as follows:
- Kulfi Bars
- Haagen Dazs
- Sun Tropics Rice Pudding
- Almond Butter Chocolate Cups by Chocxo
- Sweetaly Chocolate Mousse
Kirkland Gluten Free Bakery
You may have noticed the brand Kirkland in the list of gluten-free desserts above. This is because Kirkland is Costco’s own brand, and many of the products you’ll find in Costco are made by Kirkland. They have an incredible bakery section – but unfortunately, their gluten-free bakery products are non-existent!
When researching gluten-free dessert products from Kirkland, and the only item I came across was the Kirkland Signature Dark Belgian Chocolate Thins with Coconut and Almond. They’re organic, vegan, and most importantly, gluten-free.
However, if you look outside of their Kirkland range, there’s a great bakery range that they supply called Heavenly Bakes – and they have a huge selection of gluten-free treats.
Heavenly Bakes is a UK bakery company that has a variety of gluten-free desserts. In fact, there are 7 to choose from! They’re all priced at £15.99, which includes 20 of each treat (which weighs 70g each). The dessert selection includes:
- Belgian Chocolate Tiffin Treasures
- Belgian Chocolate Brownie Beauties
- Fruity Granola Galore
- Rocky Road Delight
- Butter Flapjack Bliss
- Belgian Chocolate Pecan Brownie Perfections
- Salted Caramel Sensation Squares
While none of them resemble anything like cheesecake, they’ll certainly fulfill any sweet treat craving that you may have. They come highly recommended and most customers do not even realize that they’re gluten-free. You can find the full range here.
If you’re from the US, Highkey has a few dessert snacks that you may enjoy, which retail at $34.99 for 2 packs. Their treats include:
- Keto-Friendly Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Wafer Cookies
- Snickerdoodle Cookies
While they’re more of a snack than a dessert, it still makes for a tasty sweet treat.
Costco Gluten-Free Products
The guide from Fearless Dining has an incredible printed list of the gluten-free items you may find available in your US Costco stores. It’s printable, which makes this really useful if this is your first time at Costco. You can find the guide here. It’s split into several sections to make life easier for you! The sections it’s broken down into are:
- Cookies and Crackers
- Pre Made Meals
It’s important to note that many meats, fruit, and vegetables at Costco are naturally gluten-free – so be sure to keep a watchful eye out for those. Be sure to check any labels – you may be surprised at the gluten-free goodies you may find at Costco!
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Gluten-Free Cheesecake Recipe – Costco Style
If this article has left you craving a cheesecake (I know I do), I thought I would share a gorgeous Guilt-Free Cheesecake recipe from Costco Diva…using all products from Costco, of course. It only takes 15 minutes to prep and is entirely gluten-free.
The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:
- Plain Greek Yoghurt
- Vanilla Pudding
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Almond Flour
- Gluten-Free Flour
- Icing Sugar
- Fruit Pie Filling
While most of these ingredients are naturally gluten-free, be sure to check ingredients labels before purchasing, just to ensure that they are all gluten-free.
I hope this article has helped to answer the question, is Costco cheesecake gluten-free? Unfortunately, at the moment, there is no gluten-free cheesecake for us at Costco. However, it’s easy to make at home in the meantime…and we can hope that they make one for us soon!
What’s your favorite gluten-free product at Costco? Do you have a gluten-free cheesecake recipe? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. You may be helping out a fellow celiac or gluten intolerant individual. Sharing is caring!
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Hi, my name’s Zoë. I’m 28 years old and live in London, UK. I work full time as a freelance writer and critic for West End theatre. Writing has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. I spend most of my free time at the theatre, or at conventions. I’m married to the love of my life, and live in a small apartment with my fur baby, Lillie. I run two of my own blogs: No Safer Place and Stage to Page: both of which have won awards. I also have a YouTube channel where I talk about all things stagey.