lol at glaky i thought it was a fair description of a lot of shop mince pies
the hot cross bun thing is cos they're utterly irresistible and one pack is never enough. the supermarkets know this and are being benevolent and saving you going out again when you've eaten he whole pack before lunch
I almost didn't buy the 2nd free pack yesterday, but this seemed silly. I figured that (a) I could eat for free for a fay if I subsisted purely on Hot Cross Buns and (b) if not, I always donate them to the birds.