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27-03-2014, 04:49 PM   #1

Hot Cross Bun Testing


We have just started our annual HCB testing, being rather partial to these tea-time treats.

So we start with Co-op "cheapies" - 6 for £1.00
Flavour: 3 out of 5 - nice but a little under flavoured for our tastes.
Value for Money: 5 - can't fault that at all.
Appearance: 4 out of 5. Good, but the X was a bit chewy.

Please fee free to add your own tasting results - the more the merrier!



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27-03-2014, 05:28 PM   #2

Re: Hot Cross Bun Testing


Oh I'm up for that, I'll test-drive some tomorrow.



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03-04-2014, 03:52 PM   #3

Re: Hot Cross Bun Testing


Did you manage to try some HCBs PP? Don't suppose they have them in USA??

Anyway, another review from me. This time Tesco White Hot Cross Buns - 6 for £1.30 or 2 (assorted choice) for £2.00.

Flavour: 5 out of 5 Yummy! Nicely spiced, lovely texture, good fruit content.
Value for Money: 5 out of 5 - a wee bit more expensive than Co-op, but still excellent value.
Appearance: 2 The only thing to let this bun down as the Xs were not central and so the buns looked "odd".

Definitely the best so far - the first bun that has made me go "mmmmmmmmmmmm"



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04-04-2014, 07:03 PM   #4

Re: Hot Cross Bun Testing


yum, hcb's are one of my faves. i tend just to get asdas though lol.



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04-04-2014, 07:42 PM   #5

Re: Hot Cross Bun Testing


I haven't tried any yet girls, but I'll find out if the USA do them and try some out there if they do.



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04-04-2014, 07:52 PM   #6

Re: Hot Cross Bun Testing


That will be interesting PP - I can't remember if Eileen said anything about HCBs.



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05-04-2014, 01:28 AM   #7

Re: Hot Cross Bun Testing


Marks & Spencers get the thumbs up here x



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13-04-2014, 03:54 PM   #8

Re: Hot Cross Bun Testing


Popped into Morrison's on my way home from agility today and I have to report that there were NO HOT CROSS BUNS that I could find! I would have liked to have tried them.



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13-04-2014, 08:21 PM   #9

Re: Hot Cross Bun Testing


Tried Heston Blumenthal's ginger and honey hcbs yesterday- pricey but yummy!



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13-04-2014, 09:46 PM   #10

Re: Hot Cross Bun Testing


Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Cranberry & Golden Raisin Hot Cross Buns ........
mmmmm deliciously different!



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