Too soon for Easter buns?

CAMERON MYLESNorth West Telegraph

Objections to hot cross buns going on sale in January have been described as a “storm in a teacup” by a Port Hedland pastor.

With the buns having been on shelves since at least January 4, the North West Telegraph posed the question on Facebook: “Is it too soon?”

A number of people commented on the post, with one person saying they had noticed hot cross buns on the shelves two or three days after Christmas.

Another commenter said they did not mind the buns, but Easter eggs on the shelves made shops look money-hungry.

However, C3 Church Port Hedland pastor David Hooper flavour of their own,” he said.

“I don’t think objection to hot cross buns being sold is going to be widespread Christian opinion.”

A spokesman for Woolworths said hot cross buns went on sale at the same time every year and were extremely popular; a highest-selling product in the lead up to Easter.

“Woolworths sells about 25 million individual hot cross buns in the months leading up to Easter,” he said.

“Of that we expect to sell over 1.5 million individual buns in the first week.”

The spokesman said Easter eggs were also a popular product, even this early in the year and said Easter egg packs and larger eggs would be available by mid to late February.

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