The good, the bad and the ugly: These insane hot cross bun flavours have left us speechless

trending 13/04/2022

There has been some seriously dark sorcery afoot this year in the hot cross bun world, proving to us that nothing is sacred in this world anymore. 

From jalapeno and cheese to the introduction of bacon (yes, you read that right) some of these new flavour combos need to be seen to be believed.

We're sure you've all seen the Cookie Time and Countdown hot cross bun combination and so with Easter just days away, here's a rundown of the weird, wonderful, and whack new hot cross buns hitting shelves this year.

Cadbury Caramilk Chips

If you're anything like us, this recipe has you on the floor drooling just at the sight of it. We honestly couldn't think of a better combo tbh.

Cheese and Bacon 

Seeing a hot cross bun and bacon combo shows us that truly nothing is off the cards when it comes to these spinoffs, but if you're not a big fan of sweet things, this recipe alongside an egg would make a perfect breakfast for Easter morning. 

Vegemite and Cheese

This intriguing new flavour has us stumped - Vegemite and a hot cross bun? Not for us but you can go wild. Marmite on the other hand... 

Old Gold Rum and Raisin 

A combination of Rum and Raisin along with a hot cross bun sounds prettttty good to us and mixed with Old Gold dark chocolate has to be the cherry on top.

Jalapeno and Cheese 

Calling all chilli fans - we present to you a savoury take on hot cross buns that we can't quite get our heads around. These buns, peppered with diced jalapeño, parmesan, and tasty cheese, has almost made us lose faith in humanity. 

Most of these are only available in Aussie right now, but we'll leave it up to you to decide if that's a good or a bad thing...