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Flavoured hot cross buns-yummy or an abomination?

(46 Posts)
MawtheMerrier Sun 06-Mar-22 15:27:13

Paw would not countenance any hot cross buns before Holy Week but they have always been among my favourite “seasonal” bakes, beating mince pies hands down.
But what about all the different varieties you can get now?
Do they beat a simply spiced hot cross bun?
I have to declare an interest as I have just demolished a Waitrose Mocha Coffee version and it was amaaaazing !

Oopsadaisy1 Sun 06-Mar-22 15:30:36

Oh no. A step too far for me, just a good old fashioned Hot Cross bun and I try to hold out until Easter before eating one (or 3).

Grandmabatty Sun 06-Mar-22 15:36:12

I finished off a pack of salted caramel and chocolate ones from aldi. They were nice, but I prefer the original ones.

Aveline Sun 06-Mar-22 15:36:49

DH likes M&S's marmite flavoured cheese hot cross buns. Don't know why they aren't just buns!

winterwhite Sun 06-Mar-22 15:37:52

Never heard of any other thuan trad. Not before Good Friday and when I used to make them when the children were at home.

Kim19 Sun 06-Mar-22 15:40:10

I give every new flavour the once over.

M0nica Sun 06-Mar-22 15:42:07

If its flavoured it is not a Hot Cross Bun, just a flavoured bun.

Georgesgran Sun 06-Mar-22 15:42:43

Just the original for me too - not keen, but a bit like mince pies - seasonal, so I feel I must have one, just to say I’ve had one!

Ailidh Sun 06-Mar-22 16:18:52

I like flavoured, spicy buns.
I like hot crosses buns.
Ne'er the twain shall meet.

Blondiescot Sun 06-Mar-22 16:25:40


DH likes M&S's marmite flavoured cheese hot cross buns. Don't know why they aren't just buns!

I love them too - mind you I love anything with Marmite! Love trying the new flavours.

Farzanah Sun 06-Mar-22 16:31:53

I usually buy trad ones to make bread and butter pud. Any time of year. Don’t think marmite ones would work………but, perhaps worth a try?

Germanshepherdsmum Sun 06-Mar-22 16:32:03

I’ve never fancied trying the flavoured ones. We somehow manage to hold off eating them until a week or two before Easter. With great difficulty!

VioletSky Sun 06-Mar-22 16:32:39

I like the chocolate ones (no surprise there) and the apple and cinnamon, oh and the orange ones too!

They are very nice, they just don't beat the original though as that has the most erm... hot cross buness really

Beauregard Sun 06-Mar-22 16:33:14

I'd draw the line at marmite as I'm in the 'hate it' camp, but many of the sweet variations are good, chocolate, caramel etc. This week we've tried a hot cross scone - very nice!

tanith Sun 06-Mar-22 16:37:08

Just plain hot cross buns for me no flavours thankyou.

Pantglas2 Sun 06-Mar-22 16:44:55

Not just an abomination- sacrilege 🤦‍♀️

NotTooOld Sun 06-Mar-22 16:50:22

Ooh yes - apple and cinnamon, orange, give them all a try. Except perhaps marmite. That might be a step too far.

grandMattie Sun 06-Mar-22 16:53:52

Yuk. Give the traditional ones every time!

sodapop Sun 06-Mar-22 17:00:16

Same here grandMattie can't get them here so have to get my husband to make some again.

Judy54 Sun 06-Mar-22 17:00:25

Definitely an abomination!

ixion Sun 06-Mar-22 17:13:33

Australia's contribution to the discussions.
Not for the faint-hearted!

MissAdventure Sun 06-Mar-22 17:38:15

I haven't tried any of the fancy pants flavours.
The usual ones are too lovely to mess about with.

Ladyleftfieldlover Sun 06-Mar-22 17:44:51

I’m a traditionalist concerning hot cross buns. They are a spicy bun with a cross on top. I only eat them on Good Friday. Anything else (marmite, cheese etc.) are NOT hot cross buns.

Mollygo Sun 06-Mar-22 17:58:24

The thing for me is the difference in even basic HCBs. Asda-soft, stay fresh longer, Sainsbury’s -always seem dry even when I first open the packet, Aldi and Lidl-hit and miss, M&S too expensive in cash and time by the time I’ve got into town and I’m not that impressed anyway. Local Supermarket-normal-dry and boring but their choc chip and ginger are amazing.

MawtheMerrier Sun 06-Mar-22 17:59:55

A medal to you * Mollygo* 🎖 for your selfless research! grin