If Easter equals hot cross buns to you, you’re not alone. Last year M&S reported that hot cross bun sales were up 34 per cent, to the point that they moved hot cross buns into round the clock production to meet the demand. That’s a lot of hot cross goodness…
To satiate our collective desire for hot cross buns, M&S has developed a range of flavours, so whatever your tastes, there will be something for you.
M&S hot cross bun flavours
Extremely Chocolatey Hot Cross Bun
First up is the Extremely Chocolatey Hot Cross Bun: a rich, dark chocolatey bun studded with white and milk chocolate chunks, perfect for anyone who isn’t a fan of the traditional fruity version.
Cheese and Marmite Hot Cross Buns
For those partial to a savoury treat, M&S’s Cheese & Marmite Hot Cross Buns will be right up your street. Made with mature Cheddar, Red Leicester and Marmite and a dough enriched with butter and free-range eggs to make it extra soft and fluffy, true Marmite fans will want to slather it in M&S’s Creamy Marmite Butter.
Plant Kitchen Vegan Hot Cross Buns
Make way for M&S’s first-ever vegan hot cross bun, the Plant Kitchen Luxury Hot Cross Bun, made with rich coconut oil blended with avocados, packed full of juicy raisins and currants and flavoured with lemon zest.
Salted Caramel and Chocolate Hot Cross Buns
In more sweet varieties of the Easter bun, M&S also has salted caramel and chocolate hot cross buns, which consist of the traditional spiced bun recipe spiked with dark Belgian chocolate chips, salted caramel fudge and toffee pieces and spices.
Blueberry Hot Cross Buns
Or, if you love a blueberry muffin, the blueberry hot cross bun is packed with juicy Vostizza currants and sweetened dried blueberries.
Bramley Apple Hot Cross Buns
Looking for more fruity takes? These Kentish Bramley apple buns contain apple pieces, juicy sultanas and a hint of warming cinnamon for an apple pie-inspired version.
Luxury Hot Cross Buns
For the traditionalists though, you can’t beat a classic: a Luxury bun packed full of juicy fruit, mixed peel and a unique spice blend.
Mini Hot Cross Buns
Or why not pick up the pack of nine mini luxury hot cross buns for when you’re craving a little bite?
Gluten-free Hot Cross Buns
Lastly, those going wheat-free needn’t miss out on the classic Easter food…
Not enough hot cross bun fun for you? Then feast your eyes on this Hot Cross Bun flavour cream liqueur that M&S has launched – made with fresh cream from the Ballyrashane Creamery blended with alcohol and flavourings to mimic the taste of Easter.
All of the above are available in M&S stores and online at Ocado.com.