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Hot cross buns at M&S Food

Hop-hop hooray, hot cross bun season is officially here. We’ve got some b-utterly delicious treats in store for you. From traditional faves to tasty twists, you won’t want to miss out on the hottest buns in town at M&S Food.

We sell 11.1 million packs of hot cross buns every year – that’s one bun every two seconds – and our buns are often named the best in the biz. M&S lead product developer, Sandy Tchilinguirian says the secret to our success is our top-secret spice blend: “Our hot cross buns are made by expert bakers who have a baking heritage stretching over 140 years, and our recipe is a closely guarded secret, so you won’t find these buns in any other supermarket! We’ve been tweaking the ratios in the spice blend used to make our award-winning Luxury Hot Cross Buns since 2002, and we carry out regular taste-tests to ensure the flavour is spot on.”

Discover a bun for every taste in store, from the classic fruit-packed treat to vegan Plant Kitchen versions, gluten-free buns from our Made Without range and even cheesy, chocolatey and caramel varieties. All our hot cross buns are in our 2 for £3 deal.

Luxury M&S hot cross buns on a board

Luxury Hot Cross Buns

These buns are the OG, rich and aromatic and packed full of juicy fruits including sultanas and Vostizza currants, mixed peel and our scrumptious spice blend. Sandy says: “Our buns are packed with carefully selected juicy fruit and follow a unique recipe to ensure the fruit remains intact and plump before being carefully baked, creating a moreish, soft and fluffy texture.” It comes as no surprise that 50% of hot cross buns sold at M&S are our Luxury Hot Cross Buns.


Extremely Caramely Hot Cross Buns

You won’t be able to resist these gooey, sticky, sweet hot cross buns. These rich and smooth caramel-flavoured buns are loaded with salted caramel fudge pieces. They make the perfect afternoon treat or easy dessert with a blob of vanilla ice cream. Find them in store from 28 February. 

M&S Extremely Caramely Hot Cross Buns toasted on plate
M&S Extremely chocolatey hot cross buns on grey slate board

Extremely Chocolatey Hot Cross Buns

Chocoholics, listen up. Made with a rich, dark chocolate dough and studded with milk and dark chocolate chunks, our Extremely Chocolatey Hot Cross Buns are a brilliant alternative for anyone who isn't a fan of the traditional fruity versions. No raisins here.

M&S pulled pork and apple hot cross bun sliders

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