Hot Cross Buns: from Aldi, Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Iceland


The perfect hot cross bun is a favourite breakfast for many. So, which supermarket is offering the best hot cross bun this year? According to a new study, Aldi is the place to do.

Last year’s winners Marks & Spencer were still strong contenders this year, achieving top marks in the ‘Best Gluten Free Hot Cross Bun’ for its M&S Made Without Hot Cross Buns, which cost £2 for four.

These buns scored 88 out of 100.

Tasters praised the gluten-free offering for its nutmeg flavour and attractive glazed look.

Good Housekeeping’s consumer and expert panel tasted 10 Classic Hot Cross Buns and eight Gluten Free Hot Cross Buns this year.

Stacey Smith, Food and Drink Editor at the Good Housekeeping Institute says: “We always strive to make the consumer’s life as easy as possible – and this Easter is no different!

“From the top tasting Easter Egg to the best Hot Cross Buns, we’re delighted to offer our expert insight into where people can find the best tasting Easter sweet treats this year.

“Aldi’s Hot Cross Buns are clearly a great pick for those on a budget (but not willing to compromise on taste!) and Cadbury’s proves its chocolate credentials with its Mini Egg Easter Egg coming out on top.”

Read the full report from Good House Keeping.

In other Easter food news, Tesco has slashed its popular Easter eggs to just 75p. 

To get Clubcard Prices, customers need to scan their Clubcard app or tap their Clubcard key/fob at the checkout.

If customers are shopping online, they’ll have a Clubcard number on their account and so prices will automatically be reduced.

The newest offer comes two months before Easter, and is available online and in-store from today.

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