Costco Vs. Sam’s Club – Who Has the Best Pumpkin Pie?
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Serving pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving?
If you’ve ever wondered which warehouse club, Costco or Sam’s Club, has the better-tasting pumpkin pie… wonder no more! I went to get the scoop on these pies and did a taste test to see if one was better than the other.
Read below to find out which pie wins in our Costco versus Sam’s Club Pumpkin Pie taste-test. 🏆
Look at how huge these almost 4 pound pumpkin pies are!
So just from the look of things, one pie can easily feed my entire neighborhood, or at least 12 people! You can see the Costco pie (right) has more moisture, and is a bit darker in color. The Sam’s club version (left) is lighter in color and looks a little firmer.
The price is right with both of these pies!
The almost 4-pound Costco pumpkin pie is $5.99 and the Sam’s Club pumpkin pie is $5.98 at my stores. That’s a whole bunch of pie that can feed a large crowd for under $6! I’m not even sure you could make a homemade pumpkin pie that size for under $6, so it really is a nice value for the money.
My Pumpkin Pie Observations:
Costco Pumpkin Pie:
- The taste was less sweet, and I did taste more cinnamon in this pie.
- The texture has more of a wet pumpkin puree feel, and falls apart easily.
- I loved the flaky buttery crust.
- I thought the spices were more subtle in this pie.
Sam’s Club Pumpkin Pie:
- Noticeably has a sweeter taste.
- Texture is a lot firmer and more like a smooth cheesecake.
- Spices seem to be a little stronger tasting.
- The crust was super similar to Costco’s- buttery and flaky.
Result: Sam’s Club Pumpkin Pie Wins!
I honestly loved them both, but enjoyed the overall texture and taste a little more from the Sam’s Club pumpkin pie! I am a pretty loyal Costco fan, so this surprised me a little. You probably can’t go wrong with either, but the smoother texture on the Sam’s club pumpkin pie is delicious!
I did a blind taste-test at home using my pumpkin loving family, and 3/4 of us picked the Sam’s Club pumpkin pie as the winner!
P.S. Sam’s Club had other types of pies that looked great too like pecan pie and sweet potato pie- YUM!
If I were to choose between the two pies, I would definitely go with Sam’s Club! I thought the taste was sweeter and more accurate to what I like pumpkin pie to taste like, but everyone’s tastes are obviously a little different.
Here’s a fun and unique way to serve these large pumpkin pies!
Make miniature pumpkin pies from a larger pie using a small biscuit cutter or cookie cutter. Place your mini pies on a tray and top with whipped cream. Now you have the cutest mini pie bites to serve!
Perhaps you have some pumpkin pie leftover, or want to bring something to a party that’s not just a huge pie! I have done this for a school potluck before, and it’s easier to serve these smaller pumpkin pie bites, than having people try to cut a piece of pie at the end of a serving line. Plus it looks kinda fancy and fun too, but still minimal effort!
Have you tried either of these pumpkin pies? Let us know!