Look Christmas is great, but when it comes to the holiday treats, Easter wins hands down.
Along with new treats like the yum AF new Duck Island chocolate bar, Hot Cross Buns will always be a staple for any Easter weekend (or January, February, March weekend since they are in the supermarket months before) BUT they've just had an iPhone level upgrade.
Countdown and Cookie Time have teamed up to release a new and limited-edition flavour of hot cross buns; the Cookie Smash Choc Cross Buns.
This version of hot cross buns doesn't feature any traditional raisins, but instead is filled with Cookie Time chocolate chunks and cookie pieces throughout, a cocoa cross on top and a mini Cookie Time Chocolate Chip cookie on top.
“Our top bakers have been working hard behind the scenes with the Cookie Time team for months and, while we’ve been baking hot cross buns at Countdown for quite a few years now, we reckon this is the flavour to beat them all!" says Michael Whorskey, Countdown’s Bakery Merchandise Manager.
The Cookie Smash Choc Cross Buns are baked exclusively in Countdown stores throughout Aotearoa now, with a six-pack priced at $8.00 each.