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Pumpkin spice products already feel like old news and September’s only just begun, but did you know Costco’s pumpkin pie is already back too?

The end of summer marks the beginning of some of our favorite national pastimes: the kickoff to football season; the banishment of dressing in white; and, of course, the social media outrage at pumpkin foods arriving way too early. Even in the fall, foodstuffs that get the orange squash treatment are polarizing, but the ones that show up on shelves while the weather is still warm earn even stronger derision.

But alas, there are exceptions to the rule. Earlier this week, Costco once again unleashed it’s Andre The Giant-sized pumpkin pie to the very hungry masses and its release has been met with near-unanimous excitement from the Twitterverse. Don’t believe me? Well here just a few of the receipts:

Pumpkin Pie with Spiced Crust recipe

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There’s even an account singularly dedicated to singing its praises.

If you ask me (or even if you don’t), the enthusiasm is plenty justified. It’s cheap: the whole pie has been spotted out in the wild for as low as $5.99. It’s massive⁠—this is Costco after all. Heck, at nearly four pounds, you can even do a few reps with the pie so you don’t have to feel as guilty about eating a slice, or two, or twelve.

Are there actually pumpkins in pumpkin pie?

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Of course, most important of all, it’s darn tasty. Flaky, buttery crust. Luscious, custardy filling.

You know what? On second thought, I am outraged that Costco started selling their pumpkin pie in September. It should be available year round!

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Related Video: The World’s Fastest Pumpkin Pie (In Case You’re Not a Costco Member)

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David is a food and culture writer based in Los Angeles by way of New York City. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, CBS Local, Mashable, and Gawker.
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