Bashas’ Supermarkets to Donate 10% of Paczki (“Poonch-kee”)
Sales to St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesday, March 5
Bashas’ will donate 10% of all Paczki sales on Tuesday, March 5 to St. Vincent de Paul. The funds will help families throughout the state who are served by the nonprofit organization.
When/Where: Fat Tuesday (Tuesday, March 5)
6 a.m. to close
Bashas’ more than 50 supermarkets throughout the state
Take a #PaczkiSelfie and post it on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for a chance to win a $150 Bashas’ gift card! Be sure to tag Bashas’ Supermarkets on each:
- @BashasMarkets on Twitter
- @bashasmarkets on Instagram
Paczki are Polish pastries typically enjoyed on Fat Tuesday and Fat Thursday. Historically, families would use up all of the fat, sugar, eggs and fruit in the house, as these items were forbidden during the Lenten season. They’d use these ingredients to make sweet, indulgent doughnuts called Paczki.
Bashas’ is the only grocer in town that makes Paczki from scratch. Paczki are glazed or sugared, and filled with lemon, raspberry or custard filling. Glazed Paczki with raisins are especially popular!
Paczki are on sale at Bashas’ now! Pick up a half-dozen Paczki for only $2.99, or buy an individual Paczki for only 75 cents.
Bashas’ has donated more than $100 million to local charities since 1932.
More Fun: Fat Tuesday revelers can also find traditional King’s Cakes adorned in colors representing faith, power and justice at Bashas’, along with strands of beads and a baby, which customers can put into the cakes. According to tradition, whoever gets the piece of the cake with the plastic baby in it will have good luck and earns the moniker of “King for the Day.” King’s Cakes will be available for $5.99 each.