Marks and Spencer has launched its Easter range and boy does it look delicious, especially the blueberry hot cross buns which smell and taste just like a blueberry muffin.

From hot cross buns and chocolate eggs, to simnel cakes and chewy sweets, if you've got a sweet tooth, prepare to be in your element.

Available in all M&S stores now, this year sees the introduction of four exciting new additions to the hot cross bun range – blueberry, salted caramel and chocolate, marmalade and breakfast hot cross mini loaves.

In order to keep up with customer demand, Gunstones which has provided the supermarket with baked good for more than 30 years, is now in peak production and is open 24 hours a day.

M&S sells more than 42 million hot cross buns each year.

During Easter week alone, M&S sells almost nine million hot cross buns.

The bestseller remains the classic luxury hot cross bun, accounting for 50% of sales during the Easter period.

Easter egg-wise, there are plenty of new items on the shelves too for both adults and children.

Highlights for grown-ups include a soft nougat egg, a hand painted Belgian milk chocolate egg and a nutty surprise.

For kids there's the dippy egg, burrowing bunny, chocolate Trolls and My Little Pony characters and of course none other than the pink Globetrotting Percy.


Highlights from the new M&S Easter range:

Trolls Poppy £7

My Little Pony – pinkie pie £7

Globetrotting Percy £8

Burrowing bunny £15

Dippy egg £10

Handmade hollow soft nougat egg £5

Nutty surprise £12

Hand-painted Belgian milk chocolate egg £15

Four blueberry hot cross buns £1.70

Blueberry Hot Cross Buns from M&S

Four salted caramel and chocolate hot cross buns £1.70

Four Kentish Bramley apple hot cross buns £1.70

Nine mini double chocolate hot cross buns £1.70

Four breakfast hot cross mini loaves £1.70

Quail eggs £5


Where can I buy them?

On sale now from Marks and Spencer. Order online or find your nearest store at