Hot Cross Buns are traditionally eaten over the Easter holidays starting on the Good Friday. They are sweet and spiced buns made with fruit and an icing cross on the top. You can place a hot cross bun in a toaster and it’s often served with butter, and some people like to have theirs with jam.
The team have taste tested some of the hot cross buns available to Australians:
Aldi has a popular range of classic hot cross buns. Look out for their mini fruit, traditional, and brioche hot cross buns. https://www.aldi.com.au/en/special-buys/early-easter-treats/
Baker’s Delight have a great seasonal range including apple and cinnamon hot cross buns, traditional, choc chip and handy 6 packs. https://www.bakersdelight.com.au/
Brumby’s Bakery has mini and traditional hot cross buns. You can also buy fruitless ones and double dark chocolate hot cross buns. Look out for the pink berry and white chocolate one. https://www.brumbys.com.au/
Coles has a large hot cross bun range with flavours like mini, chocolate, apple and cinnamon, fruit free, raspberry and white chocolate, sticky date and butterscotch. There is also a hot cross bun flavoured ice cream and flavoured popcorn to take your dessert to the next level. https://shop.coles.com.au/a/national/everything/search/coles-hot-cross-buns
Drakes’ hot cross bun range comes in a variety of flavours: apple cinnamon, fruitless, choc-cherry and coconut, choc chip, mini fruit, Hershey’s chocolate, white chocolate and salted caramel and traditional fruit. https://www.drakes.com.au/
Foodland is stocked with Vili’s hot cross buns, with premium fruit and choc chip flavours. https://www.foodlandsa.com.au/
Woolworths Hot Cross Buns have traditional, mini, extra soft fruitless, apple and cinnamon, and gluten-free ones. If you’re a chocolate fan, look out for the chocolate made with Cadbury chocolate and the Cadbury Old Gold mocha hot cross bun. Be tempted by the brioche fruit hot cross buns. If you want to toast your buns, then look out for the hot cross fruit loaf. Woolworths has temping hot cross bun flavoured ice cream scooped in 1-litre tubs. https://www.woolworths.com.au/shop/discover/fresh/fresh-food-guide-hot-cross-buns
On taste tests, Cole’s and Woolworth’s hot cross buns came out on top.
Please leave a comment and let us know where you buy your buns and how you like to eat them?