Paczki hit the big time this year, as supermarket chains played a major role in spreading the fever that has consumers eating the pre-Lenten treats as never before. Paczki (pronounced poonch-key), which look like enormous Bismarcks, had their origins in Poland. They were the ultimate last sweet treat Lent observers allowed themselves before Lent began. The custom spread to areas of the United States where people of Polish descent settled -- Detroit, for example. Recently, the super-rich ...

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