Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes Review

Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes

Michelle Keldgord

Taste: Good, not great.
Price: $14.69, a bit steep, IMO.
Nutrition: Not very nutritious.
Ease of Use/Store: Love the packaging.


The Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes are individually wrapped buttery cakes filled with delicious pineapple filling. There are 16 cakes inside, making this a great option to share with friends and family.

My opinion? These cakes are just “OK,” and I wouldn’t repurchase them. However, I’m glad I tried them. They certainly aren’t “bad,” just underwhelming. My favorite part was the cakey shell surrounding the pineapple filling. So yummy!

What I Like: individually wrapped, adorable wrapping, buttery cake flavor, good size

What I Don’t Like: A bit dense, not a whole lot of flavor, high price


Where are Isabelle pineapple cakes made?

The Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes are made in Taiwan.

How long do pineapple cakes last?

Do I have to refrigerate pineapple cake?

I was strolling through Costco the other day (like I do every Monday afternoon), and I ran across these Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes. 

I had never seen them before – so I had to try them.

If you’re considering giving them a try for yourself, don’t do so without checking out my in-depth review below!

Detailed Review

OK, so you’re someone who wants all the details. No worries – I’ve got you covered!

In the following sections, I will review the ins and outs of the Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes, including where you can find them in your local Costco and how to store them – plus much more!

Location in Costco Store

The Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes were placed in a very random spot. They kind of just jumped out from me in an unexpected section. However, to be more specific, I found them nestled amongst other treats in front of the frozen food section.

The item number for Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes is 597707.


The price of the Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes is $14.69.

Now, is this the most expensive treat that’s ever lived? Nope

In my personal opinion, though, this is simply too high for what you get. The cakes simply aren’t that good to justify this price.

Ease of Use/Store

I will admit that the Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes packaging is downright stunning. I love the combination of deep red hues blended with golden accents. It’s so gorgeous.

I also enjoy the fact that each cake is individually wrapped. However, be careful – each little cake has a silica gel packet that can’t be eaten. If you’re giving these to kids, definitely open the packaging and remove the packet before giving them this treat.

As far as longevity is concerned, these cakes have a very long shelf life. I purchased my box in December, and the best-by date is August of next year. So, you get about eight to nine months to gobble these up. The best part is that you can simply stash them in a cool, dry area, and they’ll be fine!

Other than that, it’s pretty self-explanatory. Open the box, take a cake from the wrapper, and eat. So simple!


OK, let’s discuss the flavors and textures of the Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes!

I enjoyed the cakey exterior. It tasted a lot like shortbread, and I love shortbread. So, I give this part of the cake a solid 8 out of 10. The texture was also pretty good, but I docked points for being too dense.

Where we ran into trouble was the pineapple filling. Simply put, it didn’t have that “wow” factor. I’m also not a huge fan of gelatin-like textures, so it was generally off-putting. I didn’t really taste much pineapple.

All in all, these cakes are underwhelming. And with a relatively high calorie count, I would rather “spend” my calories on something more delicious. 

Although I wasn’t a fan, my son Pierce really enjoyed these cakes. My daughter, Makenzie, joined my team of disfavor, though. So, honestly, these cakes can be a hit or miss in any age group.

Stunning packaging.
Cute little cakes!
Plenty of filling.


Ingredients: Pineapple Flavored Filling (winter melon, maltose, sugar, pineapple, anhydrous butter, citric acid, salt, natural and artificial pineapple flavor, potassium sorbate as a preserve), Wheat Flour, Butter, Sugar, Eggs, Milk, Cheese Powder [cheese (milk, salt, vegetarian rennet, culture), disodium phosphate), Water, San, sourum ropronate as a preservative, Artificial Butter Flavor, Added Colors (Yellow 5, Yellow 6). Contains Milk, Wheat, Eggs.

There aren’t thousands of ingredients, which is good. Yet, there are a lot of not-so-great ingredients, such as artificial colors and preservatives.

You shouldn’t eat the Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes if you are allergic to milk, wheat, or eggs.

At almost 400 calories per two Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes, these are pretty hefty. Not only that, but they also contain 16 grams of fat and 58 grams of carbohydrates. Yikes.

Final Verdict

Honestly, I wouldn’t buy the Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes and don’t recommend them. They don’t have a lot of flavor, and there are a lot of eh ingredients, like artificial colors and preservatives. However, I will say that the cakey part is very yummy – that’s this cake’s saving grace!

Do you like the Costco Isabelle Pineapple Cakes?

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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