Bakery slammed for ‘woke madness’ after it removed a major feature of hot cross buns and gave them a new name
- Bakery in Brisbane removed cross from buns
- Sweet treat was renamed to ‘Easter time buns’
A bakery is being mocked for its ‘woke madness’ after renaming an iconic Easter treat.
Traditionally eaten on Good Friday to mark the end of the Christian season of Lent, hot cross buns are a spiced sweet bun usually made with fruit and decorated with a cross made of icing.
Across Christendom, different parts of a hot cross bun are given certain meaning, with the cross symbolising the crucifixion of Jesus and the spices representing those used in the embalming of his body at his burial.
But a local bakery in Brisbane’s inner-west has decided to remove the cross from the top of its hot cross buns and rename the sweet treat to ‘Easter Time buns’.
Co-founder and former CEO of Brumby’s Bakeries chain Michael ‘The Professor’ Sherlock spotted the name change and labelled it ‘woke madness’.
A local bakery in Brisbane’s inner-west has decided to remove the cross from the top of its hot cross buns and rename the sweet treat to ‘Easter Time buns’
This is just another case of woke madness removing the name hot cross buns,’ Mr Sherlock told the Courier Mail.
‘This wouldn’t have happened in my time at Brumby’s.
‘You can’t have Easter without hot cross buns. They’ve been synonymous with Easter celebrations since the 12th century in England.’
The Sentinel Property Group executive said he keeps an eagle eye on bakeries around Easter time because the industry is typically booming from sales of hot cross buns on what he dubbed ‘bun Thursday’.
On Wednesday, meanwhile, Woolworths pulled two varieties of hot cross buns from its selves over fears the delicious treat could be contaminated with metal shavings.
The recall is limited to Woolworths 6pk Fruit Hot Cross Buns and Woolworths 9pk Fruit Hot Cross Mini, which have only been on sale at Woolworths Dural in Sydney’s north-west.
The contaminated products have a best before date of April 5, 2023.
Woolworths has pulled 6pk Fruit Hot Cross Buns and Woolworths 9pk Fruit Hot Cross Mini from shelves due to fears the buns could be contaminated with metal shavings
The two varieties of hot cross buns that are being recalled were only available for purchase at Woolworths Dural in Sydney’s north-west (stock image)
The NSW Food and Safety Authority warned consuming the recalled hot cross buns could result in illness or injury.
‘The recall is due to the presence of foreign matter (metal),’ the notice read. ‘Food products containing metal may cause illness/injury if consumed.’
Customers who have purchased either of the hot cross buns are advised to return them to the store for a refund.
Information about the recall can be found here or you can call Woolworths on 1800 103 515.
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