I've got friends at Quality Dairy so let me start off by saying it's not you, it's me.

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And it's not your delicious Polish pastries.

But I can't stand jelly and custard in paczki.

Jelly surprise is no surprise at all.

I don't like jelly doughnuts. So it would stand to reason that the same would go for a jelly paczki. And I like jelly. Peanut butter and jelly. Jelly on toast and biscuits. But you put it in a paczki, we're gonna fight.

Especially if I bite into one and that's what I get.

I think there is nothing worse than biting into a paczki and getting a jelly surprise. I don't care what flavor it is. And you might be like, "well you just hate the fruit-flavored ones" and I'd be like "WRONG".

I don't mind the apple, lemon, peach, pineapple, and so on. But when you have a jellied like fruit filling, I'm ready to throw some hands.

I love peanut butter and jelly. You put that in a paczki, we've got problems.

Biting into a raspberry, blueberry, or strawberry jelly paczki is THE WORST. Don't get me started on plum. You can also add custard, bavarian cream, and whipped cream to the list.

I do love the chocolate ones. But who doesn't love chocolate?

Polish traditionalists will be quick to point out the flavors I hate are kind of like the old-school originals of paczki. That or plain. We've Americanized their food and tradition by putting all the other flavors in and covering them with more sugar (powdered and the like) and glazes and stuffing them with all the things that I like. Getting a little too extra. Back in the day, you got plum or wild rose petal jam.

Rose petal jam? I don't see that on the shelves anywhere here in the states. Might have to head to Hamtramck for that one. But that's if I want jam in my paczki.

I don't.

Paczki ain't donuts and should not be treated as such. According to tradition. That's now how they do it in the motherland!

But listen. If I'm gonna risk about a thousand calories almost 80 grams of fat and all those carbs, I'm gonna get the flavor I want.

And I'm not gonna play guess what's in the paczki by biting into it and getting a mouth full of plum jelly.


Fat Tuesday is this coming.

Practice safe Paczki.

Get yours at QD.

They label the trays so you'll know what flavors NOT to get.

McConnell Adams TSM Lansing
McConnell Adams TSM Lansing

Does that say Maple Cream? Make it stop.

All I know is this one is back. Death by chocolate. This is the only one I'm eating. Ok...maybe two. Not on the same day though.

McConnell Adams TSM Lansing
McConnell Adams TSM Lansing

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