Hot cross bun sales reach record levels in East Lancashire

Hot cross buns reach record sales in East Lancashire

Hot cross buns reach record sales in East Lancashire

First published in News

WORKERS at an East Lancashire bakery will be ready for a well-earned rest this Easter after sales of hot cross buns reached record levels.

More than 100,000 packs of the traditional Easter treat have rolled off the production line at Clayton Park Bakery – more than double last year’s bake.

Ovens at Clayton Park’s newly-opened second unit, in Huncoat, have been busy since January baking the spiced classic.

Managing director Barry Thomas said: “The demand for the traditional hot cross bun builds year on year. It’s almost at a point where we’re thinking about baking them all year round.

“In fact, they’re proving so popular we’re also thinking of expanding the range for next year, with a few twists on the traditional recipe.”

Each one of Clayton Park’s buns has its trademark ‘cross’ piped on by hand.

Mr Thomas added: “I think the new packaging has certainly helped to boost sales, and the fact we’ve now got a second bakery means we’ve got the capacity to cope with the extra demand.”

The majority of the hot cross buns will go to Spar stores across the north west.

The bakers also supplies a range of pies, cakes and savouries to football clubs, including Liverpool, Everton, Blackburn Rovers and Accrington Stanley, as well as supermarket Booths and hundreds of small shops.

Hot cross buns were traditionally only served at Easter, but slowly started to appear on shop shelves all year round, and are now a constant treat for fans.

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9:49pm Thu 17 Apr 14

woolywords says...

after working in a bakery, I no longer eat them,. but love the smell
after working in a bakery, I no longer eat them,. but love the smell woolywords
  • Score: 4

9:35am Fri 18 Apr 14

Ex-Darrener says...

Good advert for Clayton Park (other hot cross buns are available).
Good advert for Clayton Park (other hot cross buns are available). Ex-Darrener
  • Score: 8

6:18am Sat 19 Apr 14

Graham Hartley says...

"Hot cross buns were traditionally only served at Easter, but slowly started to appear on shop shelves all year round, and are now a constant treat for fans."

Jesus was traditionally killed only at Easter. Killing him every day would be some spectacle.
"Hot cross buns were traditionally only served at Easter, but slowly started to appear on shop shelves all year round, and are now a constant treat for fans." Jesus was traditionally killed only at Easter. Killing him every day would be some spectacle. Graham Hartley
  • Score: -2

6:59am Sat 19 Apr 14

Excluded again says...

Good to say a great British tradition alive and thriving.
Good to say a great British tradition alive and thriving. Excluded again
  • Score: 4

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