Coles gently mocked over hot cross bun fail on Easter: 'You had one job'

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A hot cross bun is a rite of passage on Easter morning but one man sadly had to eat his holiday treat sans one crucial element — a cross.

Posting a photo of the 6-pack of buns with only a single line down the middle, Reddit user SydneyTom poked fun at supermarket giant Coles over the omission.

"You had one job, Coles," he joked.

Reddit users were quick to point out he was about to eat a 'Not Cross Buns' instead.

The man opened the packet of Coles hot cross buns to find they were missing the cross.
The man opened the buns to find they were missing a crucial element. Source: Reddit

Always a hot topic of discussion around this time of year, Reddit users were eager to chime in with their thoughts on the bun's crossless appearance.

"Supply chain issues, only delivered half of the crosses," one user joked.

"Ring the supermarket and tell them you're a little cross," another suggested.

Others took issue with his choice of hot cross buns.

"Anyone who buys hot cross buns with raisins deserve this lol," a Reddit user commented.

"I mean, the bag is clear," another pointed out. "You coulda just not bought them…"

Coles stores delivering millions of hot cross buns over Easter

A Coles spokesperson said in the lead up to Easter is particularly busy in Coles stores with a high demand for hot cross buns.

"From Perth to Parramatta, Coles bakers have been working hard to make millions of delicious hot cross buns for Australians to enjoy over the Easter long weekend," a spokesperson told Yahoo News Australia.

"With the excitement of an early morning visit from the Easter bunny, it looks like one of our egg-sellent bakers may have forgotten to add the final cross on this tasty pack of buns.

"We hope our customers aren’t too 'cross' and can forgive the oversight during this busy period.”

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