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What makes Kytons Hot Cross Buns amongst the best in Australia?

Posted by: Sharon on February 25, 2016 in: Fundraising, Awards & Accolades

Yes we at Kytons talk claim our hot cross buns are amongst the best hot cross buns in Australia (they have been awarded both first and second prize at the National Hot Cross Bun Competition over the years), but what are the nuts and bolts of why Kytons buns are superior to many other brands?

Quality of the dried fruit
Dried fruit, such as sultanas and currants are graded, dependent on their moistness and size. Many hot cross buns are made with manufacturing grade fruit and can sometimes be little nuggets of fruit, but here at Kytons we use only 4&5 crown dried fruit. In fact we are so serious about sourcing the best fruit possible for our hot cross buns, that we buy our dried fruit direct from a grower.

 

Paul & Marie Gibson (right) have been producing dried fruit on their property for over 20 years and for Kytons for nearly 10 years.

Flour from Laucke Mills – another great SA family owned business
Laucke flour and bread mixes have long been synonymous with great flour quality, whether used by the home cook in their bread machines or by big bakeries to produce fantastic bread and hot cross buns. Darren and Sharon, the owners of Kytons have had an ongoing relationship with the Laucke brand and the South Australian Laucke family for over 20 years and Kytons hot cross buns are made exclusively with Laucke flour and it arrives literally by the truckload at this time of the year.

Menz FruChocs
We couldn’t make our Kytons Menz Fruchocs Hot Cross Buns without yet another family owned SA business whose history stretches back even further than Kytons Bakery’s! Five years ago, our two companies came together to develop a FruChocs Hot Cross Bun as part of a radio stunt and they were so popular they literally stopped traffic. Menz’s iconic FruChocs make a great addition to Kytons delicious hot cross buns.

 
Kytons Buns are shipped fresh
While many hot cross buns are made ahead of time and frozen, Kytons hot cross buns are all baked fresh – our tired looking bakers are testament to that. Our team of experienced bakers, bake through the night so you can have fresh, delicious hot cross buns delivered to your nearest stockist. Staff numbers more than triple during the Easter period and we keep the staff “nourished” with an Endless Tub of Chocolates, that magically refills each night (one of my favourite jobs at Easter – being the Chocolate Fairy!)