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* Prices correct at time of print
Best classic hot cross bun
Winner: Ocado Gold hot cross buns, £1.50/4 pack
These fragrant buns, with glossy crust and sticky texture, are tightly packed with plump fruit. Great plain or toasted and slathered with salty butter.
Best alternative hot cross bun
Winner: Co-op Irresistible limited edition Bramley apple and cinnamon hot cross buns, £1.35/4 pack
Sharp Bramley apple contrasts with sweet dough in these subtly spiced buns. Great if you want classic, but with a fruity twist.
Highly commended: Booths cranberry and orange hot cross buns, £1.50/4 pack
We love the cranberry tang to these hot cross buns, accompanied by a welcome citrus kick.
How we chose the winners
The olive team chose eight categories having researched which products you, our readers, would be most likely to buy this Easter. We invited all the big supermarkets to select the products they wanted to nominate (just one entry per category, so they had to choose carefully). Our expert panel of judges blind-tasted them, rating each on taste, texture and appearance. We then awarded winner and highly commended accolades to our favourites.
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