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Just four hot cross buns in this tasting - Gail's, Waitrose, Dunns (Budgens) and Honeycomb. Sable d'Or and Coffee Cake had none, Gregg's was closed on Sunday and Belgique is up a hill.
Only three tasters this time so room for disagreement in the judging - averaging out just won't work.
Looks - all agreed that Honeycomb was a long way behind Waitrose's traditional shop bought look which was not far behind Gail's and Dunn's more artisan appearance, about equal top.
Taste was more even with marks awarded Honeycomb 5/10, Waitrose 6/10, Gail's and Dunn's equal on 7 or 8 out of 10. I had Gail's ahead, but H felt quite strongly that Dunn's was better.
Gail's wins hands down on price at 1.33p/gram so this is where you go to get rid of all that extra cash, Honeycomb at 1.05p/g, Dunn's 0.73p/g and Waitrose 0.64p/g
I hope you toasted them and ate them with lashings of butter?
The Dunn's hot cross bun looks much the nicest in my opinion - the artisan offerings of Gail's looks a bit rough and cobbled together for my tastes!
For your information please see the article wednesday's i paper (independant's little sister paper) where Dunn's Bakery came out top in a taste testing of 10 nationally - also available online.
Well, what an honour - the article is here.
Of course the best nationally might not be as good as the best in Crouch End