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UK retailer ASDA has started selling hot cross buns that are vegan and gluten-free.

The buns, which cost £2 for a pack of four, are made out of vegetable oils and rice flour, currants, raisins, orange and lemon peel.

‘Everyone’

Sonia Collins, product developer at ASDA, says: “Hot cross buns are Easter essentials, and with even more set to be eaten this year, we want to make sure we have a bun that tickles everyone’s taste buds.

“Whether you’re obsessed with chocolate, prefer a fruity flavour, or live a vegan lifestyle, we’ve got mouth-watering options, ensuring something for all the family to enjoy.”

The products are available in select ASDA stores and from the ASDA website.

Maria Chiorando

Maria is a news and features writer for Plant Based News. As a former magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and features writer, her work has been published by The Guardian, The Huffington Post, and various regional newspapers, as well as Vegan Life magazine and Vegan Trade Journal. She has interviewed a huge range of people, from Prime Ministers to authors, activists, pop stars and actors, and enjoys the varied range of topics writing for PBN allows her to tackle. She was previously the editor of Plant Based News for over 3 years.