Written by: Angel Campey
Oh the great annual hot-cross bun debate has started.
it’s hot cross bun season so naturally i’m making the rounds trying every supermarket iteration possible
— katie ✨ (@weloveharry_1Dx) March 11, 2022
Armed with a butter knife, we march forward to argue with our keyboards, from them being on the shelves too early, too late – too many or too few. The wrong flavours, the wrong colours, and Happy Easter to you! Do we toast them? Do we jam them? Or just butter through and through? Hot weather, cold weather – There are even those that hate them all together!?
At the risk of sounding like Dr Seuss, let me quickly move on.
Those little buns have somehow ALWAYS been enshrined in controversy… making people hot and cross. (That’s how they got their names… )
And, oh boy – remember when they made us ‘Drunk’ in 2019
It may have fooled a breathalyzer, but you won’t get a #HotCrossBuzz from our buns. The false-positive reading in the video is due to the yeast and fruit combination, which may cause inaccurate readings, as was first reported in Australia in January 2019 >>https://t.co/fNXmKAhwhD pic.twitter.com/eyowcag6d6
— Checkers (@CheckersSA) April 17, 2019
Over in the UK Kellog’s has launched Hot Cross Bun Cereal
— Bagaweeklybargain (@DonnaBrough3) March 19, 2022
And they are VERY angry about the different flavours…
🍞Supermarkets and restaurants are doing “the devil’s work” by defiling hot cross buns with chocolate, caramel and cheese fillings, the Queen’s former honorary chaplain has said https://t.co/Uzl9kP5L2d
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) March 19, 2022
But not EVERYONE is angry (hence the ‘debate’)
— Christ Church, West Didsbury (@ChristChurchWD) March 22, 2022
Meanwhile the Aussies have an annual debate about Hot Cross Buns hitting the shelves too early! (Apparently BOXING DAY is when they see them? Sign me up!) And now they are angry, as only Aussies can be, leaving notes on packets in Supermarkets – spurring debates that they should be available ALL YEAR.
I, for one am glad they are not available all year, dear reader, and that is only because I would eat them every day and not only would the excitement leave them a little – but I would certainly never get back into my jeans, ever again (some say a small price to pay)
Whether you love them for Easter reasons or for tastebuds (why not both!?) enjoy this time of year, and the hot cross fun.
March, is it?
Nearly Easter, is it?
HOT CROSS BUN SEASON, IS IT? pic.twitter.com/vt7Cn3G0KQ
— Mansonovic (@PsychTyson) March 17, 2022
Want a cup of coffee to go with that Hot Cross Bun? Read Maurice Carpede’s instructions on how to make the perfect French Press Brew.