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Its all about Hot Cross Buns this Easter

Marks and Spencer’s have went crazy with their Hot Cross Buns range this Easter. When we called into our local Marks and Spencer’s store this week we were amazed to see such a great range of Hot Cross Buns. We’re already massive fans of anything baked with fruit in it so we didn’t need an excuse to want to try them all!

Hot Cross Buns use to be a more prominent Easter sight in British supermarkets but in recent years chocolates and other Easter treats seem to have pushed these gorgeous buns off our radar. We’re excited to see Marks and Spencer’s releasing such a great and different range of Hot Cross Buns to suit all tastes.

Before you stop reading this article because you’re one of those people who don’t like raisins or dried fruit keep reading, there’s even a hot cross bun for you!!

So we’ll start with the traditional hot cross bun….Marks and Spencer’s have went one further and ensured the most indulgent hot cross bun by releasing their Luxury Hot Cross Bun in both regular and mini sizes. These mini buns are so cute, but not so cute you won’t want to eat them all. Packed full of juicy fruit, mixed peel and a perfect balance of spices these buns are sure to please a hot cross bun connoisseur.

We don’t want to keep you dried fruit hating people in too much suspense so we’ll cover the hot cross bun you’ve been waiting for next in our review. Revealing the Toffee Fudge and Belgium Chocolate Hot Cross Buns! The name says it all really, these hot cross buns are packed full of toffee fudge and Belgium chocolate pieces in a rich buttery hot cross bun. Toast these and add a bit of butter for the ultimate evening indulgence.

For the muffin lovers Marks and Spencer’s have released a special Hot Cross Bun Muffin variety which sees the traditional hot cross buns flavours combined with a rich and moist muffin to enjoy straight out of the pack. These come in generous packs of four. Full of juicy Turkish sultanas, Greek currants and citrus peel….delicious!

One of our favourite varieties the Cherries and Berries Hot Cross Buns sees the traditional hot cross buns studded with extra berries and cherries making these treats super moist and sweet. Packed with cherries, raspberries, cranberries and blackberries. Enough berries for you?

To finish off the varieties of hot cross bun products we tried from Marks and Spencer’s this year is the amazing Hot Cross Bun Loaf. We love this for convenience when you want a slice of something just that little bit different. Toasted with butter these are divine.



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