Hot Cross Buns with toffee, Belgian dark chocolate and fudge pieces, enriched
with butter and spices.
Energy – 207kcal per bun.
They look like a traditional Hot Cross Bun.
It feels firm and a little dense.
The aroma from these is a delicate chocolate fudge.
Initially the first mouthful has more of a bread taste than of anything else, and the
bread is not a great bread if on its own.
The chocolate does come through and is enjoyable.
‘Spices’, what spices? And you barely pick out any of the fudge, let alone the
Disappointed, disappointed, disappointed, very pleasant aroma and soft to the touch with a dry top like any other ordinary bun.
Distinct lack of flavour in the dough and yet again the cross is tasteless flour and water, the bun tastes OK, similar to a Pan O Chocolate or a chocolate chip Brioche but simply not as good, yes this is supposed to have toffee and fudge pieces, hoping they just missed my bun along with the spices.
The first thing that comes to my mind about the taste of this ‘hot cross’ bun, is that it tastes a lot like a chocolate brioche bun. like the ones you used to have at school. Although it claims to have fudge and toffee mixed into the bun with the dark chocolate chips, they very much over powered by the taste of the rich chocolate flavour…
This seems more like a poor man’s chocolate brioche.
The chocolate flavour is nice, but the bread is nothing exciting.
Again, a good alternative to those who do not enjoy dried fruit in their breads.
A bland bun trying to cash in on Easter, I’d rather have a buttered bread roll, it would be just as appropriate for Easter and taste a damn sight better.
TOASTED – No