One a penny, two a penny – yep, you can get your hot cross buns right now in Perth

You can't beat hot cross buns.
You can't beat hot cross buns.

ONE supermarket chain is getting the jump on Easter, stocking hot cross buns from today.

We may have only just got past Christmas and New Year, and Good Friday may not be until March 30, but Woolworths are getting in early with their hot cross bun range.

With Australians devouring 72 million Woolworths hot cross buns last year alone, a 20 per cent year-on-year increase, there is no doubting the popularity of the Easter staple.

“We know the countdown is on for our customers for hot cross buns as soon as Christmas is over,” Woolworths Bakery Manager Ben Thompson said.

“The wait is now over and it’s the perfect time to get your hands on a lovingly baked hot cross bun at Woolworths.

“We sold almost ten million hot cross buns in January alone last year and are proud to be able to offer our customers with a range of tasty hot cross bun goodness again to start the new year off right.”

A six-pack of traditional hot cross buns will set you back $3.50, while Woolworths new brioche-style hot cross buns with fruit are the same price.