Coles releases mash-up of two iconic Aussie treats

Sarah Carty
Features & Style Editor

In news that’s sure to come as music to sweet treat lovers’ ears, Coles has just announced the release of a mash-up of two iconic Aussie classics.

Just in time for Australia Day, the retail giant has filled its shelves with lamington hot cross buns, which will be stocked in 700 stores nationwide from Wednesday, January 22 for $3.40 for a four-pack. . 

Filled with milk chocolate chips, toasted shaved coconut chunks and bursts of soft raspberry jellies, the delicious-sounding hot cross buns will no doubt end up being on many tables this long weekend.

Coles has released lamington hot cross buns. Photo: Supplied

“We know Australians love traditional products that have a nostalgic pull but with a modern-day twist – and we think we’ve got a winner here with our new lamington hot cross buns just in time for Australia Day,” Coles senior category manager, Freddie Hancock, said.

“We’ve spent months fine-tuning the recipe to make sure we have the perfect flavour profile of a lamington in a hot cross bun using its traditional pairing of chocolate, coconut and raspberry.”  

For those who reckon hot cross buns should only be consumed at Easter, Coles has revealed the shocking statistic that since they launched hot cross buns in stores on Boxing Day, they’ve dolf more than 11 million of them. 

The sweet treats are filled with milk chocolate chips, toasted shaved coconut chunks and bursts of soft raspberry jellies. Photo: Supplied

The bizarre food mashup comes just weeks after Smiths announced their own Australia Day inspired treat - lamington chips. 

If that sounds like your cup of tea, the chips are currently available in both Coles and Woolworths. 

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