Paczki Day, or Fat Tuesday, is right around the corner. While many bakeries and grocery stores serve up jelly-filled donuts, not everyone makes Paczki, and there's a big difference between the two!

Fat Tuesday in Michigan

Also, let's try our hardest to make sure we're pronouncing it right. It's spelled paczki, but it sounds like puhnch-kee.

Catholics celebrate Fat Tuesday as a kind of 'last hurrah' before the 40-day period known as Lent begins. During Lent, many Catholics fast and abstain from certain foods or behaviors, many 'giving up sweets'.

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A delicious paczki is how many want to celebrate this annual holiday.


Of course, you've got the traditional filling of prune for all those purists. However, there are so many flavors and combinations out there, there's certainly something for everyone.

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Other typical fruit flavors include strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry. There are usually also some chocolate and vanilla custards and creme. But there are also some cool flavor combinations out there. I saw that Quality Dairy has two unique flavors this year: Pineapple Upside Down Cake, and a chocolate frosted with a peanut butter filling.

I know there are a lot of flavors to choose from, but I'm going to give you some options when it comes to locations as well.

If you're looking for vegan options, Strange Matter Coffee Co can provide them.

If you're looking to pick up a dozen paczki (or two), check out these places across the Lansing area that are serving them up on Fat Tuesday, and now!

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Gallery Credit: Kristen Matthews

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