Had a whole plate of these this morning:
Of course, we started a little late: the above pastries are supposed to be eaten on Fat Thursday by good Poles, but we're not Polish. Maybe we should have tried getting our pączki at, say, Halgo instead of a Publix in Savannah. But being Amuriken, we get to rip off whatever culinary traditions we want from whomever we like without regard for decency, geography, religion, respect, or taste. ;) But we should get them eaten up by Mardi Gras in any case, right? So down the, er, pie-hole they go. And we had some yesterday too, on what I guess is Lundi Gras, so there.
The two boxes we got were mislabeled. One was the advertised "cheese" coated with chocolaty goodness (with the filling being more like what one finds in a Boston cream doughnut, but a little richer and a lighter, less smooth texture). The other was the above, but with additional apple filling. I think we've eaten 6 in ~12 hours, which is pushing it. :)
Anyone know where I'm supposed to get a pączek (apparently paczki is the plural form of the word) in town anyway, if not Halgo? I don't actually know that Halgo has them.
[A personal note: Thanks to our special Georgia correspondent, code-named "Agent K," for making the trip & bringing back the goods. :) That's right up there with other such culinary odysseys.]