. . . and the season for hot cross buns is not summer.
If you’re in the northern hemisphere it’s spring and if you’re in the south it’s autumn.
This has escaped the supermarkets which started selling hot cross buns last week. Maybe they were selling Easter eggs too, I didn’t bother looking.
Supermarkets have got over Christmas and New Year and are looking for something else to tempt us with. But by rushing into Easter in January they are missing the chance to tempt us with treats for Valentines, St David’s and St Patrick’s days. All of these come well before Good Friday which isn’t until April 2, this year.
Lent also comes before Good Friday. Obviously supermarkets don’t want to go there because that’s about having less, not buying more.
Hot cross buns and Easter eggs have a lot more to do with pagen celebrationss than religious ones but whatever the reason, now’s not the time to be eating them.And rather than encouraging me, their untimely pushing of Easter food so far out of season puts me off.
Last year I vowed no hot cross bun would cross my lips until Good Friday. None did and I’m making the same one-woman protest against unseasonal selling this year.