I don’t drink coffee. But mocha hot cross buns are YUMMY!
I’m tempted to say ’nuff said, but I won’t. I’ll explain.
Baker’s Delight in New Zealand was kind enough to gift me three flavours of hot cross buns. And I love hot cross buns, so I said yes, figuring I’d have them all to myself. My kids hate hot cross buns, you see, and my Hubby can take or leave them.
I picked them up myself from the closest Baker’s Delight (Mount Maunganui). Such a yummy smelling store, and a great atmosphere, too. The lady behind the counter was very friendly and cheerful, and the boys in the back were having a great time singing along to the radio while they worked, which was pleasant to listen to and put a smile on my face.
And even though the lady behind the counter knew I was receiving complimentary hot cross buns, she took great care to seal them up without crushing them, and even explained how to keep them from getting squished in the bag until I got home.
I confess, it was so lovely in there I couldn’t resist buying a couple of mini pizzas for lunch, too!! (They were really yummy, too. Perfect for a quick lunch.)
But you wanna know about the hot cross buns, I know.
I had three flavours – traditional, chocolate chip, and mocha.
And like I said, I thought I’d have them all to myself. But then, a friend of mine from Auckland told me she was coming for a visit, with her two girls. Fantastic.
So, we gave all the children a choice. My two children decided to try the chocolate. My friend’s two girls decided to try the traditional. And my friend and I tried the mocha.
The verdict? YUMMY!!
I liked how they were nice and moist, with a good balance between raisins (traditional only) , chocolate chips, flavouring and the bun.
Since the lady at the store had taken such good care of them, they still looked fantastic.
My children have been converted to chocolate hot cross buns. I didn’t even get more than a bite of those ones because they were devoured.
And I’ve been converted to mocha hot cross buns. I’ll definitely have to go back and get more.
Since you’ve made it this far, I have even more good news!! I have three $10 vouchers to give away. They’re only good at New Zealand Baker’s Delight stores, though, so unfortunately you’ll have to live in New Zealand to enter.
Leave a comment telling me how much you love hot cross buns and you’ll be entered to win!! I will draw three comments at random on the 1st of April for a winner!
** I was given 18 complimentary hot cross buns comprising three flavours from Baker’s Delight to do this post, but the words and opinions are my own. Baker’s Delight has also given me the vouchers for the giveaway! Yay them!