The word paczki means “little packages.”
“Paczki” is plural; one pastry is a paczek (POON-check).
In Poland, the last Thursday before Lent begins is called Fat Thursday.
Paczki in Poland are much smaller, about half the size. There’s also a lot less filling; about a teaspoonful.
Depending on the size, paczki can have as many as 400 calories and over 20 grams of fat.
Where to get your paczki today?
From www.freep.com (The Detroit Free Press), here are a few locations. Don’t forget the bakeries at Kroger and Meijer too!
New Martha Washington Bakery10335 Jos. Campau; 313-872-1988
New Palace Bakery9833 Jos. Campau; 313-875-1334
Bozek’s Markets3317 Caniff; 313-369-0600
Srodek’s Campau Quality Sausage9601 Jos. Campau; 313-871-8080
Stan’s Market11325 Jos. Campau; 313-365-1165