Adelaide’s Kytons Bakery think that tradition is important when it comes to Easter, so they don’t start baking their delicious hot cross buns just after Christmas like many large brands. Kytons first batch of fresh, fluffy buns weren’t delivered to their many stockists around SA until Shrove Tuesday – just six weeks ago. Since then however, South Australians haven’t been able to get enough of Kytons Hot Cross Buns and their bakers have been working hard to keep up with demand as all of their buns are shipped out fresh.
Last week Kytons also started baking for the hundreds of community fundraising drives that are being run across the state in the three weeks leading up to Easter to assist schools, community and sporting groups to raise much needed funds. These group use the funds they raise through Kytons Bakery’s Fundraising Drives to buy things that help enhance their members enjoyment & lives.
“Kytons Fundraising Drives have been an important part of hundreds of community groups fundraising calendar in the last 30 years” says Kytons owner Sharon Sutton, “and the financial benefit to those groups over the years is in the millions of dollars. We are proud to be an important part of the South Australian community”.
So why do Kytons Hot Cross Buns continue to grow in popularity? Kytons have been baking their traditional hot cross buns since mid-last century when Kytons had a stall in the Adelaide Central Market. The recipe has been perfected and Kytons Bakery don’t compromise on ingredients – using a secret mix of quality spices, SA’s iconic flour – Laucke Flour and top grade dried fruit (the big fat juicy sultanas and currants!) bought by the pallet load direct from a grower.
The quality of Kytons traditional hot cross buns have been recognised nationally – having placed both first and second in the National Hot Cross Bun Competition in recent years.
Last year Kytons Bakery teamed up with another great South Australian food company – Robern Menz, to create a new Easter tradition and a food match made in heaven – the Kytons Menz FruChocs Hot Cross Bun. Using the award winning talents of the Kytons bakers and the iconic taste of the Menz FruChocs, the resulting product had Adelaide talking and the Kytons Menz FruChocs Hot Cross Bun also picked up the Foodland Best New Product Award at the 2013 SA Food Awards – another trophy for Kytons to add to its cabinet!
Finally the support of South Australian stockists and the continued interest of South Australian consumers to buy quality locally produced products, made by locally owned businesses has helped the brand to expand, “the number of stockists we supply has grown enormously in recent years, from a couple of dozen a few years ago to well over 200 now” said Mrs Sutton “ and this year this includes many more regional stores than we have had before”.
So with Easter approaching South Australians can enjoy some of the best hot cross buns in Australia, right here in Adelaide, from a proud SA owned family company.