Or maybe you're a chocolate fiend, buying them by the dozen and finding they never... last... long... enough.
Yes it's Easter and it's time for everyone to eat hot cross buns like they're going out of fashion! But have you ever wondered if these are good for you or not?
It's fair to say that a chocolate hot cross bun isn't the healthiest treat on the menu but, as a small part of a balanced diet, they won't hurt. To be on the healthier side, treat them as you would any discretionary delight and aim for moderation, one choccie bun every few days while they're available should be just fine for most people. (*Note they are higher in saturated fat than the other varieties available so if this is an issue for you medically, speak to your doctor or dietitian about appropriate consumption.)
Now, as for the traditional varieties, it really comes down to a matter of taste. Some love the fruits and some prefer them without. They both have their advantages; the added fruits give a burst of fibre, vitamins and minerals, but the fruitless is generally slightly lower in kilojoules.
Nutritionally speaking, eating one hot cross bun is similar to two slices of buttered toast. So to stop you from 'blowing out,' try to keep your intake down to one bun per day over the Easter period.
My friend Sandra over at Desire Nutrition is raising money for Beyond Blue this holiday period. So if you are looking for a worthy cause to support, send your 'dough' her way.