These are the 10 very best hot cross buns to get for Easter 2019

15 March 2019, 13:35 | Updated: 10 April 2019, 16:16

Hot cross buns
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Break up the Easter eggs this year with the best hot cross buns on offer. These are the ones you just can't miss.

Is it acceptable to have a hot cross bun yet?

We've saved you the hassle of finding the best hot cross buns out there at supermarkets and beyond, by picking out our top 10.

  1. M&S Salted Caramel and Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

    M&S Salted Caramel and Chocolate Hot Cross Buns
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    Oh M&S, you really do know how to make us happy.

    Four for £1.50 isn't bad either, especially for such sweet delicious goodness.

  2. Co-op Irresistible Richly Fruited Hot Cross Buns

    Co-op Irresistible Richly Fruited Hot Cross Buns
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    Classic flavours, and a steal at £1.25 for four.

  3. Aldi Specially Selected Belgian Chocolate & Toffee Fudge Hot Cross Buns

    Aldi Specially Selected Belgian Chocolate & Toffee Fudge Hot Cross Buns
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    Here's another chocolatey twist on the classic, and take our word for it that there's a lot of chocolate for your money too, just 99p for four.

  4. Aldi Specially Selected Luxurious Spiced Mixed Fruit Hot Cross Buns

    Aldi Specially Selected Luxurious Spiced Mixed Fruit Hot Cross Buns
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    Ooh-err, these are really quite fruity and fab.

  5. Tesco Finest Bramley Apple and Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns

    Tesco Finest Bramley Apple and Cinnamon Hot Cross Buns
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    For any cinnamon fans these should be on the top of your list!

  6. M&S Sweet Orange Marmalade Hot Cross Buns

    M&S Sweet Orange Marmalade Hot Cross Buns
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    We predict that these will become the new favourite twist flavour this year.

    They're close enough to the original, but have that little something extra.

  7. Waitrose Elderflower, Lemon & Lovage Hot Cross Buns

    Waitrose Elderflower, Lemon & Lovage Hot Cross Buns
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    If you want to go for something different, why not try the Waitrose Elderflower, Lemon & Lovage Hot Cross Buns?

    They're a bit pricier with only two in a pack for £1.89, but we think it's money well spent.

  8. Tesco Finest Blueberry and Maple Syrup Hot Cross Buns

    Tesco Finest Blueberry and Maple Syrup Hot Cross Buns
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    Tesco touch on some pancake flavours here, and we love it.

    There are sneaky sweetened dried blueberries in the mix that make them a real treat. You can get two packs for £2 - why not?

  9. Aldi Specially Selected Rhubarb & Custard Hot Cross Buns

    Aldi Specially Selected Rhubarb & Custard Hot Cross Buns
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    A sweet shop's answer to a hot cross bun.

    These buns have all the sweet deliciousness of custard and poached rhubarb in a convenient pack of four for £1.09.

  10. M&S Luxury Hot Cross Buns

    M&S Luxury Hot Cross Buns
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    Although their twists on the original also went down a treat, you just can't beat the original hot cross bun.

    With added orange in the mix, this was on the top of our list.

  11. Lidl Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream

    Lidl Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream
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    Well this technically isn't a bun. But it's a hot cross bun in ice cream form - what more could you ask for?