Greggs axes hot cross buns from Easter menu for second year running

5 March 2023, 22:20 | Updated: 5 March 2023, 22:36

The beloved buns have been a staple of the Greggs menu for years
The beloved buns have been a staple of the Greggs menu for years. Picture: Alamy

By Adam Solomons

Greggs is axing hot cross buns from its Easter menu, the bakery giant has confirmed.

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It's the second year running that the iconic seasonal treat won't feature on Greggs shelves in the run-up to the Christian festival.

A Greggs spokesperson said: "While Hot Cross Buns won't be returning to our menu this Easter, keep an eye out for other Easter favourites that will be arriving in our shops soon."

A pack of four used to cost just £1, with Greggs fans making their disappointment clear via Twitter.

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The iconic snack is associated with Easter
The iconic snack is associated with Easter. Picture: Getty

Phil Butler tweeted: "Looks like I'll be spending my hard earned cash elsewhere. Somewhere respects it's customer."

Robert Broad also wrote: "I never go in there but for sure now, I never will."

Another tweeter wrote: "I’m disappointed to report there will be no return of hot cross buns at Greggs for the foreseeable future."

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