When I was in grade one in Victoria, somebody, it could have been a fellow student but I seem to remember that it was an idiot teacher explained to me that there was a strict protocol that must be adhered to when eating hot cross buns. You have to eat around the cross first before you eat the cross. If you didn't do this, all sorts of bad stuff was going to go down culminating with your soul being in everlasting torment etc etc. Unfortunately, I had already by the time I had heard this eaten several of these not using the correct procedure.
I sort of lost interest in hot cross buns after that. I will not buy them and will only eat them when visiting others if they are really pressed upon me.
If there is a correct way to eat chocolate bunnies PLEASE KEEP IT TO YOURSELF.