Fat Tuesday Means Packzi’s

Here in Michiana, ‘Fat Tuesday’ means only one thing; Packzis!

Dozens across Michiana lined up Tuesday morning to get their hands on the tasty treats.

February 20th, 2007 is a day when it is ok to get off that diet and partake in these tasty little things.

Eating Packzis on a day called "Fat Tuesday" is more than appropriate.

Paul Podemski, a baker, said, “Being that packszi day comes, like Christmas, once a year, a lot of people really look forward to having the packzki.”

Danity Made Bake Shop was ready to take on the packzi crowd.

Podemski added, “Usually when the place opens, I would say for probably about the first hour, hour and a half, it's people lined up out the door.”

And it was. Actually, there was quite a line even before the store officially opened at 6AM.

These denser-than-a-doughnut delights come in 8 flavors ranging from sweet to the regular kind.

Podemski says, “The most popular is definitely the strawberry and least popular, I would say prune.”

Bakers here say the line begins at 6AM and does not end until 4:30PM in the afternoon.

Which makes it a long, profitable day for the workers and a stuffed, "I can't eat another bite” feeling for customers.

Luckily, Fat Tuesday only comes around once a year, because all of that flavor comes with a huge cost.

An average paczki contains around five-hundred calories and about 25 grams of fat.

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