Marquette, Michigan – February 13, 2015 – Potch-key? Pazz-key? Patch-key? However you pronounce it, Tuesday, February 17 is Paczki Day and it’s time to get your Paczki and join the celebration!
What’s a Paczki?
Paczki (it’s actually pronounced “Punch-key” or “Poonch-key”) are sugar-coated, glazed, or iced pastries filled with fruit or creme. The Bakery Departments at all four Super One Foods locations – Marquette, Negaunee, Escanaba, and Iron Mountain – have been busy baking up huge batches of Paczki!
Don’t be fooled, though, these baseball-sized treats are nothing like jelly donuts or Bismarks – Paczki are made with a rich dough and filled to almost bursting with delicious fillings! Super One has lots of flavors to choose from including blueberry, raspberry, Bavarian cream, lemon, apple, cherry, peach, and cherry! They’re just $8.97 a dozen or $2.99 for a 4-pack, so why not pick up enough for the whole office?
The Story Behind Paczki
Paczki Day is Fat Tuesday, the day before lent. A long time ago in Catholic Polish households, the tradition began as a way to use up shortening, eggs and preserves before the the 40 days of Lent started. Today, the tradition continues as a last-minute indulgence before the Lenten fast begins.
It doesn’t matter if you call it Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, or just Paczki Day, you’ll want to stop by the Bakery Department at your local Super One Foods today and pick up some Paczki for your family or friends! They’re only here for a limited time, so grab some before they’re gone!