Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Whoa[euro][TM]s Cross over Buns? Too Good Just for Good Friday A[euro]" Supermarkets Trundle out Treats on Boxing Day

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

Whoa[euro][TM]s Cross over Buns? Too Good Just for Good Friday A[euro]" Supermarkets Trundle out Treats on Boxing Day

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Byline: Kieran Banks kieran.banks@qt.com.au

HOT cross buns were once an Easter specialty, but their popularity has led supermarkets to turn the religious symbol into a year-round commodity.

Hot cross buns hit the supermarket shelves on Boxing Day a some 12 weeks before Easter.

The buns bear a cross, symbolising the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and were originally a Good Friday delicacy.

But rather than releasing the buns in the autumn, Woolworths has the first batch of hot cross buns for sale on Boxing Day

every year.

Selling the buns so soon after Christmas proved to be a sore point for many regulars on the QTas Facebook page, while others said the popular items should be sold year round.

Even Woolworthas customers were divided in their views. Rod Chapman, of Eastern Heights, said hot cross buns were too good to eat only on Good Friday.

aTo me hot cross buns are bloody good and should be sold all year round,a he said.

But Samantha Waters, of Raceview, said it was too soon after Christmas for supermarkets to began their Easter push. …

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