In the evaluation of the Canstar Blue 2020 Hot Cross Buns, the seasonal snacks Coles, Woolworths, Costco, ALDI, IGA and Foodland were compared.
Hot cross buns were compared between freshness, taste, variety, value for money and overall satisfaction.
Canstar Blue surveyed over 2,000 consumers who bought and ate supermarket-branded hot rolls before Easter.
Who won first place?
As rated by consumers in the Canstar Blue 2020 test, the order is as follows:
- 1. Coles / Woolworths
- 3. Costco
- 4. ALDI
- 5. IGA
- 6. Foodland
Coles and Woolworths were both rated 5 out of 5 stars for overall satisfaction, which resulted in them taking 1st place.
About Coles' victory, Canstar Blue says:
Coles jumps into the Aussies' stomach, armed with a basket full of traditional hot rolls, as well as apple, cinnamon and chocolate varieties.
Coles had a 5-star win in most categories, including taste, freshness and overall satisfaction. Although it ended up a little cheap where it got 4 stars.
They explained why Woolworths took 1st place and said:
Woolworths offers a delicious selection of hot rolls, including traditional, fruitless options and chocolate flavors.
The joint winner received full marks for taste, freshness, variety and general satisfaction. It also scored a respectable 4 stars for good value for money.
In terms of overall satisfaction, Costco, ALDI, IGA and Foodland all achieved 4 out of 5 stars.
You can find more information about how Aussies like to eat their hot rolls here.