Freshly baked Easter goodness for no money at all
Morrisons will be handing out free hot cross buns to every customer that enters any of its 491 stores across the UK today.
There's no catch, conditions or minimum spend, it's simply all in the name of kindness, with Morrisons hoping that customers who claim Friday's freebie "will pass it on to a neighbour or a loved one" and "re-connect".
Their infectious initiative follows research by the supermarket which found that 70 percent of Brits never talk to the people who live next door. Even worse, a staggering 86 percent claimed that they don't even know who lives on their street.
Guilty? Break the ice with Karen and Bill from next door by handing them over the freshly baked, individually wrapped treat, a.k.a the "Giving bun". Or invite them round to enjoy a whole pack with a nice cup of tea. Because when Brits partake in acts of kindness, they do it with tea and cake.
You won't need to buy anything to get your free Easter delicacy, but if you do fancy picking up a whole pack of the Easter treats, there seems to be a range of uniquely flavoured offerings from all the big supermarkets.
Aldi have brioche hot cross buns, Tesco have chocolate and fudge flavour while Asda have a free-from version .
If you're heading to Morrisons for yours and want to pick up a few extras, they've opted for sticky toffee and date plus apple and cinnamon flavours, as well as the usual culprits.
In keeping with their good deeds, Morrisons are also hosting a "Café Older Person event" on Saturday the 15th April at 2.30pm – 5.00pm, offering members of the public who over 60 years of age a free hot drink and a hot cross bun in Morrisons cafes nationwide.
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