Checkers hot cross buns going viral

Checkers hot cross buns are trending on social media and South Africans are in stitches following the release of a viral video in which a false-positive breathalyser reading was recorded for a police officer.


Consumers have been inundating the retailer with requests for its hot cross bun recipe and clarity on the breathalyser reading. They are also asking to place bulk orders and want the hot cross bun range to be extended to Checkers LiquorShops and even to be sold all year round.

Checkers however confirmed that its sought-after hot cross buns are alcohol-free and only made with stone ground flour and the finest quality natural ingredients.


The decadent Checkers range sold in stores countrywide includes:
• Traditional hot cross buns
• Hot cross bun rings
• Gluten-free hot cross buns
• Chocolate hot cross buns


The false-positive reading in the video is most probably due to the yeast and fruit
which may cause inaccurate breathalyser readings as was first reported in
Australia in January 2019.