Australia’s bakers are ‘hopping mad’ after learning hot cross buns have hit supermarket shelves only a week after Christmas.
The Easter treat is already selling like hotcakes, however some traditionalists claim it’s disrespectful to buy them so far away from Easter.
The holiday is still more than 80 days away, which has sparked calls from Aussie bakers for supermarkets to cool their jets.
“There’s absolutely no need to do it, surely you’ve made enough money over Christmas, let’s just have a bit of a break,” Baker Nick Davey told 7 News.
He felt it lessened the significance of Easter.
“There’s nothing to look forward to, it is something that we should just keep as a tradition for that day.
“They say it’s what the customers want, I think it’s the supermarkets telling us what we want”.
And he urged customers to support the push.
Despite the calls, the customer is always right and it seems plenty were OK with buying hot cross buns year round.
A spokesman for Woolworths said the buns were on shelves early to meet demand.
In the lead up to Easter last year, the supermarket sold more than 50 million.