Heston is bringing Mocha Coffee Hot Cross Buns to Waitrose this Easter and we can't wait

Elena Chabo
·2-min read
Photo credit: Waitrose
Photo credit: Waitrose

From Good Housekeeping

Is there anything better than a toasty hot cross bun on a crisp day when spring is just waking up? Maybe a toasty Mocha Coffee Hot Cross Bun... on a crisp day when spring is just waking up.

We love a good twist on the classic hot cross bun, savoury, sweet, spicy; playing on the flavours of the Easter essential works surprisingly well and every year we look forward to seeing what the supermarkets will come up with.

Heston Blumenthal's new addition to his Heston From Waitrose range is top of our list to try, even if we have to wait till mid-February for the supermarket's Easter offering to land online and in store.

Heston from Waitrose Mocha Coffee Hot Cross Buns are made with brioche dough filled with dates, chunks of chocolate, plump juicy sultanas and coffee. Just imagine the melty chunks of chocolate... mouthwatering.

The chef recommends toasting and serving warm with his spiced butter recipe, which has been added to the hot cross bun packet.

Photo credit: Waitrose
Photo credit: Waitrose

Returning favourites from past easter ranges include Heston from Waitrose Chocolate Scotch Egg, Eggstraordinary Chocolate Banoffee Hen's Eggs and Eggstraordinary Speckled Eggs.

The supermarket revealed searches for Easter are already up 266% on last year. It looks like as soon as Christmas was over we were already looking forward to the spring holiday; searches for Easter eggs increased 300% from 28 December to the 5 January, compared to last year.

Anni Ludhra-Gent, Waitrose Seasonal Brand Manager said in the press release: "We are all in need of things to celebrate and look forward to in the coming months - with Easter being the event we’re all hoping will put a spring back in our step!"

Heston from Waitrose Mocha Coffee Hot Cross Buns will be available in store and online from mid-February, £1.70 for two.

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