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The hot cross buns with the most fruit and chocolate

Which supermarket or bakery has the most choc-loaded and fruitiest hot cross buns in town?

hot cross bun with fruit and chocolate
Last updated: 13 March 2020

Are you fruity about hot cross buns? Want to get the most choc for your buck? Then you'll want to know which hot cross buns have the highest percentage of the good stuff (fruit or chocolate, depending on your particular predilections). 

The good news is that it's a one-stop-shop: you can pick up both the fruitiest and chocolatiest hot cross buns at Coles supermarkets. And these heavily-laden buns are also some of the cheapest on the market. Win-win! 

Just want the best buns, regardless of fruit or chocolate content? Check out our hot cross bun review

Coles Traditional Fruit Hot Cross Buns

Coles' Traditional Fruit Hot Cross Buns contain 27% fruit.

The hot cross buns with the most fruit

Coles Traditional Fruit Hot Cross Buns

  • Percentage fruit: 27%
  • CHOICE Expert Rating: 71%
  • Price per pack: $3.50
  • Price per bun: $0.58

If you like your hot cross bun packed with fruit, then get to Coles quick smart. This supermarket hot cross bun not only tops the charts in terms of fruit content at 27%, it also came equal third in our traditional fruit hot cross bun taste test with an overall score of 71%. 

They're also free from animal ingredients, so they're perfect for sharing with vegan friends.

Read the full Coles Traditional Fruit Hot Cross Buns review

Coles Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

Coles' Chocolate Hot Cross Buns contain 28% chocolate.

The hot cross buns with the most chocolate

Coles Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

  • Percentage chocolate: 28%
  • CHOICE Expert Rating: 77%
  • Price per pack: $3.50
  • Price per bun: $0.58

Hot cross bun purists, look away: we're going to talk chocolate hot cross buns. 

Coles took out top place again for the highest percentage of inclusions, with 28% chocolate. It also came second overall for the chocolate hot cross buns in our taste test with a CHOICE Expert Rating of 77%. 

It's one of the cheapest chocolate hot cross buns on the market at 58c per bun – the same price as Woolworths' chocolate hot cross buns which scored 74%. (Aldi's chocolate hot cross buns sell for 50c per bun. Our taste test experts gave them a score of 68%.)

Read the full Coles Chocolate Hot Cross Buns review