Spring is here and with it comes the return of a seasonal favorite: Hot Cross Buns!

Spring is here and with it comes the return of a seasonal favorite: Hot Cross Buns!

With Easter just around the corner, Britons are getting ready to indulge in the traditional treat, hot cross buns.

This article explores the varieties available this year, from classic favorites to new and interesting flavor combinations.

Traditional and Fruity Buns Remain Popular

For those who prefer the original recipe, supermarkets are still offering plenty of fruit-filled and spiced hot cross buns. Some favorites include:

M&S Luxury Fruited Hot Cross Buns: Packed with berries and praised for their lightness.
Tesco Finest St Clements Hot Cross Buns:

A twist on the classic with candied peel and extra fruit.
Waitrose Richly Fruited Hot Cross Buns: Perfect for those with a sweet tooth, offering a good balance of fruit and taste.

Co-op Richly Fruited Hot Cross Buns: Recommended for those who enjoy a hot cross bun toasted and smothered with butter.

Chocolate Takes Center Stage

Chocolate lovers are well-catered to this Easter with an abundance of chocolate-themed hot cross buns:

Morrison’s Double Chocolate Orange: Features a soft texture and a delightful combination of chocolate and orange flavors.

Tesco Finest Triple Chocolate Hot Cross Buns: A decadent option with cocoa-laced dough and milk and dark chocolate chips.

Waitrose No.1 4 Belgian Chocolate Hot Cross Buns: A luxurious option for chocoholics, made with dark chocolate.
M&S Extremely Chocolatey Hot Cross Buns: More like a chocolate cake than a bun, but perfect for those who love chocolate.

Savory and Other Unique Flavors

Looking for something different? Several supermarkets are offering these unique hot cross bun varieties:

Tesco Finest Cheddar & Red Leicester Hot Cross Bun: A cheesy twist on the classic, perfect for those who don’t have a sweet tooth.

Tesco Finest Apple & Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns: A classic combination of flavors, perfect toasted with butter.

M&S Extremely Cheesy Hot Cross Buns: A delicious and strong cheddar cheese option.
Asda Extra Special, Lemon & White Chocolate Hot Cross Buns: A delightful combination of sweet and tart flavors.

Sainsbury’s Sticky Toffee Hot Cross Buns: Offers a perfect balance of sweetness and caramel flavor.

The Verdict is In

The article concludes with reviews from writers who tasted 37 different hot cross buns. This includes their favorites and least favorites, giving readers a chance to see which buns might be the best fit for their taste buds.

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