Easter comes early for bun fans

Dalby Herald - - NEWS -

LOVE them or hate them, hot cross buns are on shelves in Dalby and it’s barely Jan­uary.

The baked goods found their way onto shelves in Coles on De­cem­ber 28, just three days af­ter Christ­mas.

While word on the street sug­gests the ar­rival of the treat is a po­lar­is­ing one, sales at Coles prove the sup­ply links closely to de­mand.

A Coles spokesman said the buns had al­ready been pop­u­lar with cus­tomers.

Coles cat­e­gory man­ager Fred­die Han­cock said this time last year was also a pop­u­lar time for hot cross bun con­sump­tion.

“We sold mil­lions of hot cross buns in Jan­uary last year.”

Dalby Wool­worths was con­tacted for com­ment and con­firmed the Easter good­ies had not yet ar­rived on shelves, but its shop­pers would be able to find them soon in the new year.

Coles launched three new hot cross bun flavours this year and now of­fers sticky date and but­ter­scotch, tra­di­tional fruit and salted caramel in ad­di­tion to the flavours it stocked pre­vi­ously.

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