The new hot cross bun flavours to try for 2022

Easter wouldn’t be Easter without a traditional hot cross bun. But for 2022, supermarkets from Aldi to Waitrose are launching a whole host of creative new twists on the classic – and it’d be rude not to give them a try, too.

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First, there’s the super sweet-toothed options like sticky toffee, triple chocolate and salted caramel. Then there are plenty of fruity infusions, too – try triple berry, Bramley apple or St Clements orange flavours.

For those with a more savoury tooth, look no further than M&S’s ever-popular Marmite Cheese hot cross bun (which is actually available all year round now due to such high demand), or how about Asda’s tomato & red Leicester buns, which were touted as tasting like pizza when they launched for the first time last year.

As you can see, there’s a hot cross flavour to suit all tastes and palates, even those hot cross bun-haters out there will find a flavour to fall in love with this Easter.

However, if chocolate’s more your thing, then you’ll want to see our round-up of the best Easter eggs for 2022 – there’s everything from chocolate hens to cereal milk flavoured eggs.

Sticky toffee

sticky toffee hot cross buns
Waitrose

4 Sticky Toffee Hot Cross Buns, £1.65, Waitrose

Tomato & red Leicester

tomato & Red Leicester hot cross buns
Asda

Extra Special Tomato & Red Leicester Hot Cross Buns, £1.50, Asda

St Clements

St Clements hot cross buns
Tesco

4 St Clements Hot Cross Buns, £1.50, Tesco

Marmite cheese

M&S Marmite cheese hot cross buns
Ocado

M&S Marmite Cheese Hot Cross Buns, £1.75, Ocado

Triple chocolate

triple chocolate hot cross buns
Waitrose

4 Triple Chocolate Hot Cross Bun, £1.65, Waitrose

Cadbury Dairy Milk

Cadbury Dairy Milk hot cross buns
Morrisons

Cadbury Dairy Milk Hot Cross Bun, £1, Morrisons

Bramley apple

Bramley apple hot cross buns
Aldi

Specially Selected Bramley Apple & Cinnamon Hot Cross Bun 4 Pack, £1.19, Aldi

Mocha coffee

mocha coffe hot cross buns
Waitrose

Heston from Waitrose 2 Mocha Coffee Hot Cross Bun, £1.75, Waitrose

Blond chocolate & salted caramel

M&S blond chocolate & salted caramel hot cross buns
Ocado

M&S 4 Salted Caramel & Blond Chocolate Hot Cross Bun, £1.75, Ocado

Triple berry

triple berry hot cross buns
Sainsbury’s

Triple Berry Hot Cross Bun Taste the Difference, £1.25, Sainsbury’s