Don't put our hot cross buns in the toaster, Marks & Spencer says

Don’t put our hot cross buns in the toaster, Marks & Spencer says, as it tells customers to warm up its ‘Extremely Cheesy’, ‘Extremely Chocolately’ and ‘Salted Caramel’ Easter bakes under the grill because the meltable ingredients could catch FIRE

  • Marks and Spencer has told baffled customers not to toast their hot cross buns
  • UK retailer fears customers could ruin household gadgets if they toast them 
  • Some buns contain chocolate and cheese which could melt and cause fire
  • M&S is urging people to grill them on medium heat instead and check them

Marks and Spencer has told baffled customers not to toast their ‘Extremely Cheesy’ and ‘Extremely Chocolately’ hot cross buns in case the ingredients melt and cause a house fire.

The upmarket UK retailer seems to fear that customers who toast buns containing chocolate, caramel or cheese could ruin their household gadgets and set their toasters alight. 

It has disappointed fans of the traditional Easter snacks, as toasting them is the normal way to warm them up. 

M&S advised customers to stick their hot cross buns under the grill on a medium heat. It also recommends checking the buns regularly while they’re under to avoid burning them. 

Marks and Spencer has told baffled customers not to toast their ‘Extremely Cheesy’ and ‘Extremely Chocolately’ hot cross buns in case the ingredients melt and cause a fire

Packaging on M&S’ Salted Caramel & Blond Chocolate Hot Cross Buns and Extremely Chocolatey Hot Cross Buns advises toasting the treats

The upmarket UK retailer seems to fear that customers who toast buns containing chocolate, caramel or cheese could ruin their household gadgets and set their toasters alight 

Customer Phoebe Bailey asked: ‘I feel cheated, my M&S Extremely Chocolatey hot cross buns are “not suitable for toasting in a domestic toaster”.

‘How am I supposed to toast them, Marks and Spencer?’.

The retailer replied: ‘Under the grill is the best way! Just make sure not to have the heat too high and be sure to keep checking them, to avoid them burning! You got this!’.

According to the curious customer, two minutes under the grill hits the sweet spot.

M&S advised customers to stick their hot cross buns under the grill on a medium heat. It also recommends checking the buns regularly while they’re under the grill to avoid burning them

M&S range of hot cross buns cost between £1.65 and £1.75 for a packet of four

Packaging on M&S’ Salted Caramel & Blond Chocolate Hot Cross Buns and Extremely Chocolatey Hot Cross Buns advises toasting the treats.

On the savoury side, customers should take extra caution when toasting any hot cross buns with cheese in for the same reason. This includes M&S’ Extremely Cheesy and Marmite Cheese buns.

Food burning inside your toaster will not only smell bad, but could ignite and cause a domestic fire. The retailer advises grilling your hot cross bun is the best way to get it toasted.

M&S range of hot cross buns cost between £1.65 and £1.75 for a packet of four.

MailOnline has contacted M&S for comment.

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