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Outrage at Woolworths and Coles for selling hot cross buns

Supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles first came under fire for stocking Easter hot cross buns just one day after Christmas.

And despite being two days into the new year, Australians have yet to forgive both companies for the seemingly innocent decision.

Daily Mail Australia released an online poll on Monday afternoon, asking readers whether January 1 was too early to be selling the sticky sweet bun.

Over 75 per cent of voters (381 votes) said 'yes', the New Year is too early to be selling the Easter buns, when the holiday is not until April.

Supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles first came under fire for stocking Easter hot cross buns just one day after Christmas 

Supermarket giants Woolworths and Coles first came under fire for stocking Easter hot cross buns just one day after Christmas 

Grocery giants Coles (pictured) and Woolworths began selling the delicious sweet buns only one day after Christmas

Grocery giants Coles (pictured) and Woolworths began selling the delicious sweet buns only one day after Christmas

Photos of the first batches of hot cross buns for 2018 have already surfaced on Reddit, showing a baking stand full of the sticky buns

Photos of the first batches of hot cross buns for 2018 have already surfaced on Reddit, showing a baking stand full of the sticky buns

However, while Easter may not be for another four months, the remaining 25 per cent of voters (127 votes) said they don't mind the buns being sold from January.  

Voters took their displeasure and their happiness with the supermarkets to the comments section, angry at the companies for not allowing a break between yearly festivities.

Although both supermarkets have said the early stock of hot cross buns is due to demand, many slammed the stores for 'cashing in' on the Christian holiday.  

'Come on Coles... Are you serious!!!!!! It is New Years Eve 2017... Easter is not till April... 4 MONTHS away.. This is ridiculous,' one irate woman wrote to Coles with an accompanying photo of hot cross buns. 

Over 75 per cent of voters (381 votes) said 'yes', the New Year is too early to be selling the Easter buns, when the holiday is not until April 

Over 75 per cent of voters (381 votes) said 'yes', the New Year is too early to be selling the Easter buns, when the holiday is not until April 

However, while Easter may not be for another four months, the remaining 25 per cent of voters (127 votes) said they don't mind the buns being sold from January 

However, while Easter may not be for another four months, the remaining 25 per cent of voters (127 votes) said they don't mind the buns being sold from January 

Disgruntled shoppers have taken to Facebook to express their disappointment with the supermarket giants 

Disgruntled shoppers have taken to Facebook to express their disappointment with the supermarket giants 

This woman was quite upset with Coles' decision to stock hot cross buns on NYE

This woman was quite upset with Coles' decision to stock hot cross buns on NYE

'I love hot cross buns, the least you could do is leave off the cross and just call them spiced fruit buns for a few months. I would buy them, but

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