It’s been a while since I posted about something funny I ran across on Costco.com but this was so peculiar, yet fun, that I felt I needed to share it with everyone. And hey, maybe it will give you an idea of a gift to get for that special burger eating someone in your life.
As you may know, if you’ve done some browsing of Costco.com, they sell a pretty decent variety of food items. You can find everything from a case of Thai fish sauce to caviar to smoked salmon now. And they also have a very wide variety of cakes and cookies and dessert type items, which is where I found the Cheese-Cake-A-Burger. This little cheesecake that looks like a full-fledged cheeseburger is brought to you by the good folks at Elegant Cheese Cakes; remarkably this is their only item at Costco.com . The burger cheesecake is both clever and a little weird to me. Is there a really big market for these types of things? Otherwise, why would they be selling it on Costco.com? Or maybe someone at Costco is like me and thought that this was so funny, it should be shared. But it does have a certain appeal that I can’t really explain. And I’d love to see it in person.
However, I’m not so sure that I’m willing to shell out $99.99 just to give it a go. And Dave was a little repulsed by it, especially when I told him that the cheesecake part was citrus flavored. That’s right, it’s not weird enough that they made a burger out of Belgian chocolate and cheesecake but they chose to make it citrus flavored cheesecake. Why? I don’t know what the thinking there is, but I would have thought that just regular flavored cheesecake would have been a better, more appropriate, option. But you do have to be impressed with the skill it must take to create the very true to life burger, complete with lettuce, onion, and sesame seed bun. Wouldn’t this be a funny item to serve for dessert the next time you’re having people over for a cookout?
Here’s the description of the burger cake, in case you’re interested in getting one of these shipped to you for your next party:
Elegant Cheese Cakes has taken their citrus cheesecake on a shortbread crust and camouflaged this as America’s favorite food with all the condiments. Hand crafted with Belgian chocolate, everything is edible, even the patty, lettuce, tomato and onion!
- Belgian chocolate shaped as a cheese burger
- Filled with citrus cheesecake on a shortbread crust
- Serves approximately 8 – 10 people
- Approx. cake dimensions: 7” diameter, 4” tall
So, I’m curious, has anyone tried this? Maybe the citrus flavored burger cheesecake isn’t as weird as I think? If you had to pick a cheesecake flavor for your cheeseburger look-a-like, what would you choose?