Categories Consumerism News and events Nothing says Valentine’s Day… Post date Sun 14 February 2010 15 Comments on Nothing says Valentine’s Day… Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like Hot Cross Buns. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInReddit Tags hot cross buns, Safeway, shopping, St Valentine's Day 15 Comments on Nothing says Valentine’s Day… ← Quick and polite → Two things I hate 15 replies on “Nothing says Valentine’s Day…” And at a discounted price of just $2.35, why wouldn’t anyone buy these irresistably tasty Hot Cross Buns, which also happen to be a month or so early? Really annoying how the big corporations are so eager to stock up on Easter early. They’re getting earlier and earlier every year. The other day I was walking through Coles, and there were Easter eggs on half the shelves (well, not on the shelves, but on the plastic thing) Marked down hot cross buns at that Woolworths here (Sydney) had Hot Cross Buns in the first week or so of January. It was quite strange. I can see that- Jesus Christ died for humanity because he loved us al!! And besides, Valentine’s Day is the ‘Feast of St Valentine’ in the Roman Catholic Church! Also, Ash Wednesday is this Wednesday, thus marking the beginning of Lent, so the Hot Cross Buns are in season- NOW! I admit, having them in January is crazy, few are in the mood at that time! Have seen Cadbury Creme Eggs for the last month at the local 7Eleven! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olF-KP4J4ew Next thing you know they’ll be putting up the Christmas trees after Easter! “Hot cross buns”? How did they know what I call my Valentine?! They’ve been on the shelves well and truly before Valentines Day. Hot Cross buns seem to come out straight after Christmas – you could have some with you leftover ham that one spends much of January trying to use up!! In regards to a previous comment I have seen Easter eggs out earlier (they take delivery after Christmas I believe) – unlike the buns they seem to have held them off till just before Ash Wednesday at least!! (The small solid eggs in bags are the exception and come out earlier which is what Ronnie would be talking about) Similarly Christmas decorations weren’t fully out until late October last year where I was – have seen them out in September in previous years. Yes, they have been on the shelves for some time now. IIRC Easter stuff started showing up in January. Of course, that wasn’t what I was trying to highlight. Ha Daniel. What did you do on Valenties Day?Iwish I was able to see my friends? I can understand them selling the eggs early. They have a use-by date of at least 60 days. What is the use-by date on a bun ? About three days ? I can’t see why they need to sell easter eggs or hot cross buns at this time of the year, pure greed by the manufacturers and the retailers who sell these items, 10 days or so after Christmas! very funny! the supermarkets getting overwhelmed with all these special days etc we have ! I swear they had these and Easter Eggs in the supermarket the week after Christmas. I was in Coles yesterday, and they were encouraging people to “celebrate Easter early” with their range of hot cross buns and chocolate eggs over the PA. Trouble shifting the stock, perhaps? LOL I don’t care! I love HCBs! Sell them all year as far as I’m concerned. Comments are closed.