Why Queensland is crazy for hot cross buns

Queenslanders are hopping mad for hot cross buns!

As Aussies prepare for Easter, Woolworths has revealed which suburbs across the nation are hopping mad for the humble hot cross bun this year.

Warner in Queensland has topped the list of suburbs munching through the most hot cross buns so far this year, with Traralgon in Victoria hot on their heels in second place.

Manly West, Booval, and Yamanto - all based in the Sunshine State - also landed in the top five suburbs purchasing the most buns.

Woolworths has also revealed the stores in each state that are filling up their baskets with the most buns:

New South Wales
Cherrybrook Village

West Australia
Riverton

South Australia
Mt Gambier

Northern Territory
Palmerston

Tasmania
Sandy Bay

Woolworths Head of Bakery Simon Lunn said; "In 2016 we sold 17 million hot cross buns across Queensland stores, so it’s no surprise that hot cross buns are once again in hot demand in the state again."

Last year, a total of 63 million hot cross buns hopped off Woolworths shelves across the country, with New South Wales munching though 17.6 million - just ahead of Queensland.

Simon added; "With overall buns sales set to rise even higher in 2017, it will be interesting to see whether New South Wales can keep its title of the most bun-hungry state or if Queenslanders will maintain their early hunger and lead.

Across Australia, the traditional fruit packed variety of bun remains the most popular, accounting for 56 per cent of sales, while non-traditional varieties, such as mocha and chocolate, continue to grow in popularity, making up 44 per cent of sales.

To ensure Woolworths is feeding Australia’s bun obsession, the supermarket employs 625 bakers in-store.

Michael Brodie, from the New South Wales Swansea store, was recently named as Woolworths 2017 Master Baker for his exceptional hot cross buns.

So hop into your local Woolworths for everything you need this Easter. 

This article is brought to you by Woolworths

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