Yum! Here’s when you can get it.
Olive Garden isn’t going to miss out on the fall pumpkin-everything craze. The Italian restaurant is bringing back its Pumpkin Cheesecake, but this year it’s getting an upgrade. The restaurant is combining chocolate and pumpkin to create the ultimate dessert option, so be sure to save room for the Chocolate Chunkin’ Pumpkin Cheesecake, because it’s heading to an Olive Garden near you very soon.
You’ll be able to order this decadent chocolate and pumpkin dessert beginning Sept. 24. But according to Olive Garden’s Facebook page, true pumpkin fans can get the item a little early if you simply order it from the secret menu:
Now, you may be wondering exactly what a Chocolate Chunkin’ Pumpkin Cheesecake is, exactly. And I’m here to tell you that it’s everything you’d imagine it to be.
Bustle reports that Olive Garden described the dessert as a “pumpkin cheesecake topped with a layer of decadent brownie bites and drizzled with rich chocolate fudge, all on top of a chocolate cookie crust.”
And as if that wasn’t enough, the treat is also “filled with even more delicious brownie pieces and served with whipped cream.”
So, with this dessert, you definitely won’t have to choose between your two loves — pumpkin and chocolate — because it’s got plenty of both.
The addition of brownies and chocolate fudge is a special take on the restaurant’s classic Pumpkin Cheesecake that’s around for a limited time each fall.
Olive Garden seemed to have the fans in mind when dreaming up this dessert. The chain even let the fans name this dessert, based on a poll posted to Twitter:
We need your help! 🚨 If we *hypothetically* were to create a Pumpkin Cheesecake made with a chocolate cookie crust AND topped with chocolate fudge AND chocolate brownies…what would you call it? 😋🤔”
Fill in the blank below: _______ _______ Pumpkin Cheesecake
— Olive Garden (@olivegarden) July 25, 2018
Clearly, this was a smart move on Olive Garden’s part, because it has lovers of pumpkin and chocolate alike dying to get their hands on a slice of this deliciousness.
Twitter user @thenightschuy can hardly wait to try this.
“Ok please tell me the chocolate chunkin pumpkin cheesecake is available now because that would be just plain mean to me if it was a tease and I couldn’t eat it tonight”:
@olivegarden ok please tell me the chocolate chunkin pumpkin cheesecake is available now because that would be just plain mean to me if it was a tease and I couldn’t eat it tonight 🎃+ 🍫+ 🍰 = 🧡
— schuylar (@thenightschuy) September 17, 2018
Twitter user @RachaelFritz called the addition of chocolate brownie to this classic dessert “amazing”:
y’all Olive Garden is adding a chocolate brownie pumpkin cheesecake to the menu this season and let me tell you its AMAZING😍
— Rachael Fritz (@RachaelFritz) September 13, 2018
Of course, some were also saddened to see that the regular ol’ pumpkin cheesecake had changed. Twitter user @aurora_mafiosa wrote, “Olive Garden just broke my heart,” upon hearing the news:
Olive Garden just broke my heart 😭 i asked for the pumpkin cheesecake and this chocolate one was not the same 😭😭😭
— rorahh (@aurora_mafiosa) September 18, 2018
People are passionate about their pumpkin!
What do you think about this new take on a fall staple? Are you pleased with the chocolate-y upgrade, or do you prefer plain pumpkin?