W. MI bakeries offering paczki for Fat Tuesday

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Paczki at Marge's Donut Den in Wyoming on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.


WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — Bakeries across West Michigan are prepared for a busy day of making paczki for Fat Tuesday.

Marge’s Donut Den on 28th Street in Wyoming opened at 4 a.m. They expect to sell around 30,000 packzi, which are offered in 12 different flavors.

If you’re looking to pick up a dozen or less of the traditional Polish pastries, this year the bakery is offering an express lane to help you get out of the door faster.

Even though Fat Tuesday is not a day when most people count calories, health experts recommend paczki be enjoyed in moderation.

According to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, one paczki can run from 500 to 1,000 calories.

If you do indulge in the Mardi Gras treat, health experts recommend the following to burn it off:

  • Walk or run seven to ten miles
  • Two hours of doing jumping jacks
  • Do about 7,000 sit-ups