Costco's bakery section is not well-known. Here are the things you must try

Costco's bakery is our favorite place to shop. The smell of freshly baked bread, the vast assortment of sweets ready to be put in your cart, and a 12-inch cheesecake that comes with the price that is in line with the quality: these are all things we love about Costco.

If your visits to Costco don't include a trip to the bakery of the wholesale retailer it means you've been doing it all wrong. The bakery not only offers the finest seasonal treats, but also year-round favorites such as croissants, sheet cake and muffins. Costco memberships are a great way to have fun.

In case you're looking for a way to satisfy the sweet tooth or take on a healthy diet, Costco's bakery has a wide selection of must-haves. We've put together 16 of our top picks.

Cranberry Almond Bark

Costco's new bakery offering is perfect for the holiday season. It's chocolate cranberry almond bark the classy cousin to peppermint. Stock up now as this is expected to be only accessible during the festive season.