The bun rush is on! It’s not even 2018 and hot cross buns are in shops

Hot cross buns started appearing in supermarket shelves on Boxing Day. Source: Getty

Is your fridge still chockers full of leftover prawns, fruit cake and mince pies?

As most of us reel from the food coma that Christmas induces, while inventing new and exciting ways of using up leftover ham, the supermarkets are perfecting their hot cross bun recipes and getting them in stores early.

Very early.

Yes, the bun rush is officially on, with social media users lamenting not only that Easter eggs are hitting the shelves, but also that hot cross buns are back.

Some complained that it’s simply a money grab.

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Other shoppers can’t seem to wait, actively asking when hot cross buns will be available.


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A Woolworths spokesperson told Yahoo7 that “some of our in store bakers have simply been perfecting their wares ahead of the official in store launch next week”.

“With Easter earlier this year, we know many of them have been hopping to meet their customers requests to get their favourite hot cross buns back on the shelves.

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“We are proud to share that customers can officially look forward to freshly baked hot cross buns in all Woolworths stores nationwide, with a brand new variety this year, from January 2.”

Coles shoppers will have to wait a little longer, with the supermarket tweeting that hot cross buns are not yet in store. They’ll be coming later in January.

Do you think it’s too soon to start buying hot cross buns?