It’s no surprise that a restaurant called Cheesecake Factory has become the authority of all things cheesecake (though we’re not sure Olive Garden is playing its part by becoming an expert on all things olives. Perhaps it should change its name to Breadstick House.) So if we’re going to attempt to make a cheesecake within the comforts of our own home, we’re going to want to consult the best of the best. Lucky for us, Cheesecake Factory has just rolled out a line of boxed baking mixes, which means you can not only bring home the chain’s familiar flavors, but also master them with easy, step-by-step instructions.
In addition to a classic, strawberry, and salted caramel cheesecake varieties, the “At Home” collection has also debuted cookie and cupcakes kits for the unskilled baker. And after much stalking on Cheesecake Factory’s website, it looks like DIY truffle boxes are on the way in mint crunch, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cappuccino chocolate, and sea sea salted chocolate coated caramel flavors.
All of the above are currently available at Walmart, though the new items have also been found in major grocery store chains like Kroger and Publix. For those who enjoy shopping from the comfort of their couch, Amazon also carries the products at a hefty price tag of $11.25. While the sticker shock may be too off-putting for some consumers, let’s put things into perspective. An entire original Cheesecake Factory cheesecake sells on Harry & David for a whopping $50. That. Is. Insanity. We’re not entirely sure if they incorporate unicorn tears or diamond sprinkles into their recipe, but we can come up with a long list of other things that are worth more than a $50 cheesecake (Like five Cheesecake Factory box kits to make five cheesecakes in your own kitchen. Don’t you like the way we think?).
Header image courtesy of Cheesecake Factory.