I want to get to the bottom of this. Easter hasn't been the same for years since the hot cross bun got all fancy. I remember how happy we used to be just before Easter when the grocery stores started having hot cross buns.
They were special because they were only available for a short time. They were soft and moist, with a few raisins and of course that yummy frosting cross. My mother and I would only want to eat the tops, much to the dismay of the rest of the family who would find just the bottoms in the package. We would sneak them together when nobody else was around. Lol
Then about 10 years ago or so, something dark and disturbing happened. We purchased our annual buns, sliced one open, and saw bits of foreign objects. Yellow and orangy fruit bits or something. Yuck! Not being people to concede defeat we assumed it was some weird new trend just at that store. We went to several other stores and low and behold ALL the buns were contaminated with these little fruity bits.
We even tried to pick them out before we ate them. Yes we really did this. But it wasn't the same. They had been ruined by some kind of societal twist.
I want my soft, simple hot cross buns back. Help!! Just raisins, no funny stuff.
Stop the madness people!