Time for paczkis on Fat Tuesday

Crowds pack bakery for Paczki Day

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Tuesday is Fat Tuesday or what Clevelanders likes to call Paczki Day.

Tuesday is the time for one of Cleveland's sweetest and most fattening treats. Local bakers are putting the "fat" in Fat Tuesday with mouthwatering paczkis.

Paczki is nothing like a donut, it's got more eggs, more butter a whole lot more filling.

A typical paczki has over 600 calories and comes in dozens of creme fillings.

The overstuffed, donut-like pastries were traditionally made to get rid of all the sugar and lard before the season of Lent.

Rudy's Strudel & Bakery was crowded by 6 a.m. Tuesday. People were lined up to get their hands on these sweet treats. Rudy's sells about 28 different flavors, even a breakfast paczki.

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