What is a paczki?

It's not just another jelly donut!!


People may not agree on how to pronounce them, but all are gathering to gobble up PACZKI on Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday. Immigrants of Poland pronounce them "Pooch-key" or "Punch-key" or even, "Poonch-key" - all are correct.

These round, sugar coated, fruit filled Polish pastries were served up annually on the day before Lent, a period of abstinence observed by Roman Catholics. Originally, PACZKI were made for practical reasons, to use up the sugar and eggs which were prohibited during Lent. Now, they're more of a last-minute binge of sweets before the sacrifice. Whatever past, all enjoy the tasty treat of PACZKI, which means "little package" in Polish.

The new world version, like the old, is an extra large doughball, rich in eggs yolks and deep fried just like a donut. Busy Bee PACZKI are overstuffed with a large variety of fillings. Then they're topped with granulated sugar, powdered sugar or icing. It's 100% quality or it's not a Busy Bee PACZKI!

PACZKI on PACZKI DAY are becoming what chocolate is to Valentine's Day and what pumpkin pie is to Thanksgiving, as many people share them with friends, families and co-workers.

Don't be left out, place your order early! Orders accepted now through Thursday, February 27th.

Please note that all fax orders must be received by Thursday February 27th, 2014 at 4:00 pm without exception. Due to the high volume of order placement, we will not be accepting pre-payment for any faxed orders.  

PACZKI DAY is Tuesday, March 4th, 2014.




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Sunday: Closed

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