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Everyone loves a hot cross bun and with Easter approaching the supermarkets are stocking up on the sweet treat.

Each year there are different flavours on offer - from chocolate, Marmite and cheese, blueberries - sweet or savoury, there's something for everybody.

This year, there is one for those who can't get enough of the sweet spiced bun - and if you head on down to Aldi, it's fair to say you won't miss it in the aisle...

Their NEW Specially Selected Giant Brioche Hot Cross Bun (£3.49, 600g) hits the shelves and their website on March 27 is so bun-believably big that even the woman with the world’s largest mouth has tried (and failed) to fit it in her mouth.

Don't believe us?

Well, the Guinness World Record holder Samantha Ramsdell who has a mouth spanning an enormous 2.56 inches, attempted to get her impressive chops around the 8- inch treat – the biggest ever supermarket hot cross bun!

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Attempting to tackle the gigantic bun, Samantha "@samramsdell5) shared the challenge with her 2.9 million TikTok followers, she showed the notable size difference between Aldi’s new Giant Hot Cross Bun to a normal-sized hot cross bun before attempting to scoff the sizeable Easter treat.

Samantha has previously gone viral by consuming a whole sandwich in one mouthful, so the pressure was certainly on for the Guinness World Record holder.


@samramsdell5

#AD Aldi has challenged me to try their NEW Giant Hot Cross Bun in one bite & let's just say, I may have met my match! You can get yours at a UK Aldi store from 27th March and see for yourself just how huge & delicious this is! @Aldi UK #AldiAmazingEaster #AldiUK**Disclaimer: do not try this challenge at home!

Despite a valiant effort (and several attempts) from the viral star, Samantha was unable to fit Aldi’s new 600g show-stopping spectacle into her mouth in one bite*.

Speaking about her failed attempt, Samantha said: “I can­ fit an entire apple in my mouth and wanted to see if I could take things to the next level, but this hot cross bun is so big, it defeated me! Despite failing the challenge, I really loved the taste. The bun is super buttery and delicious with loads of juicy fruit – one to tell my American pals about for sure!”

The ginormous hot cross bun is four times the size of a standard bun and is packed with all the warming spices, sweet fruits and glazes you’d expect in a jum­bo-sized serving.

Aldi recommends toasting it under the grill and slathering it with butter or Aldi’s delicious Nutoka Hazelnut Chocolate Spread (£1.09, 400g).

The new Specially Selected Giant Brioche Hot Cross Bun joins Aldi’s full range of Hot Cross Buns on offer this Easter, including exciting new flavours, Strawberries and Cream and Cheddar Cheese and Caramelised Onion.

The enormous hot cross bun is available in UK Aldi stores and online from 27th March.

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