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Nothing says Valentine’s Day…

Nothing says Happy Valentine’s Day like Hot Cross Buns.

Nothing says Valentine's Day like Hot Cross Buns

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

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)

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!
Next thing you know they’ll be putting up the Christmas trees after Easter!

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.

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!

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?

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