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Followers have their say on hot cross buns

Hot cross buns for sale in January – too soon or not soon enough?

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Consumer’s Facebook followers are being asked what they think and most are saying having them for sale so early takes away from the novelty.

Here are some of the comments:

“Too soon!! Why can't we just enjoy the season we are in?”
-Michelle

“Every year these special occasions have a longer and longer lead-up and it just takes away all the specialness.”
-Colleen

“Too soon. They can sell them whenever, but I won't buy until Easter.”
-Patrick

But for some, the early arrival of hot cross buns was welcome news.

“Never too early...I looooovvvveee hot cross buns .....just leave the chocolate sales until Easter thanks.”
-Marnie

"Bring it on. I love 'em hot with melted butter. Should be all year round."
-Kane

Countdown has been selling hot cross buns nationwide since 3 January, but some stores had started earlier because of local demand. Countdown expects to sell millions of the buns in the lead-up to Easter.

Foodstuffs said its New World, Pak’nSave and Four Square supermarkets sold some hot cross buns all year and instore bakeries would start making them from mid-February.

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