Today is Fat Tuesday, but many bakeries just refer to it as ‘Paczki Day.’
“This is the #1 busiest day of the whole year for us,” Greg Smurawa of Smurawa’s Country Bakery tells WTMJ. “And what’s even more incredible is it’s just one item. It’s one product. But it’s one hell of a good product.”
Smurawa’s Country Bakery currently offers 18 different flavors of paczki.
“Peanut butter, red velvet, double chocolate, key lime.”
Smurawa adds that Fat Tuesday came about as a way to use up all the fattening foods in your house before Lent.
“If someone says ‘oh it’s just a glorified donut,’ well you’ve never had one of our paczki.”
For much more from Smurawa on Wisconsin’s Morning News, click in the player above.