Hot cross buns are here … already

Mere days after taking down the Christmas decorations and placing their Santas and reindeer in storage, the major supermarket chains have turned their attention to the next major holiday on the calendar.

With more than three months until Easter Sunday – which will fall on April 1 in 2018 – hot cross buns have started to appear on the shelves across the nation.

Woolworths and Coles are the first cabs off the rank, with Aldi announcing they will follow suit in the latter days of January.

According to Woolworths, more than 10 million hot cross buns were sold in January in 2017.