Nom nom nom nom nom. That is the sound of me devouring some scrummy hot cross buns that were delivered to me by courier from Bakers Delight. Courier, really? How cool.
I recruited the big guns for this review; my parents and my inlaws. Though not at the same time. The two sets of parents have met but if I can avoid it, they won't meet again. It's because I have the sinking feeling Map Guy's parents will see just how loopy my family is and say "Run, boy! Get out while you can!".
Why would they say that? Well, because of this:
Yes. That is my mother. They are her preferred poses for photos that are taken with the express purpose of being published FOREVER ON THE INTERWEBS.
So the tasting panel were there to taste, not to look either sane or pretty.
We got to sample three different flavours of hot cross buns; original (fruit with no peel), choc chip and mocha.
Original: Loved by everyone, particularly my Dad because he's not a fan of peel but loves the fruit. I really loved these cut in half and lightly toasted under the grill with a bit of butter on top. Divine!
Mocha: They tasted milder than expected after being smacked in the face by the overwhelming coffee aroma upon opening the bag. My Dad could only eat a quarter, they gave my Mum indigestion (though it could be related to how fast she inhaled it) and my Father-In-Law, the biggest coffee drinker of the lot, really enjoyed them. Map Guy and I don't drink coffee so we didn't try these ones.
Choc Chip: Both mine and my Mother-In-Law's favourite, after trying them we decided not to share them with the boys! There may be a fight between us for the last one, but I've got the home ground advantage.
Don't forget that this Saturday April 9th is ‘Bundraiser’ Day! All 630 Bakers Delight bakeries, donate $1 from every six-pack of hot cross buns sold to their local children’s hospital in an effort to raise more than $123,000 for sick kids. In WA it's going to Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, the hospital Tricky went to for his craniosynostosis surgery.
I've got five $5 vouchers to give away so if you want to get your hands on some delightful baked goodies from Bakers Delight (see what I did there? Clever, huh?) add a comment below telling me your favourite thing about Easter, even if, like me, you don't really celebrate Easter. My answer would be the public holidays.
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