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Paczki in Louisville?

by Pete O » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:38 pm

Anyone know of a bakery here in town that have Paczki for Mardi Gras/Pre-Lent festivities? I have some friends that are originally from Detroit that were asking me if they could be found anywhere here in town.

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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by MichelleS » Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:20 pm

Mmmmm, I have not seen them since I moved from Michigan.
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by Joel H » Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:26 am

Unfortunately there's no place I'm aware of in Louisville that makes paczki.
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by Matt K » Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:54 am

I don't know of any local bakeries that make them. Might give Heitzman a call. I do know you can find them at Meijer this time of year though.
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by Steve A » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:15 am

The news of a lack of paczki in Louisville saddens the Polish half of me deeply. :(

There's a fine line between paczki and jelly-filled donuts. The main difference is the preferred fillings for paczki (or is the plural paczkii?) are prune or apple. Mmmmm, good and good for ya' (excuse me :roll:)

By the way, for those who don't know, the word paczki is pronounced something like "poonchky." In my mind that makes them both delicious and fun to say! :mrgreen:
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by Heather Y » Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:20 am

International Star grocery in J-Town may have some.
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by Melissa Richards-Person » Mon Feb 15, 2010 6:35 pm

SO sad that there is no place for paczki in Louisville. I might go to Meijer, but since anything pre-packaged usually ends up falling way short of my "taste memory" I am afraid that it won't be worth the trip. The 50% of me that is Polish (Mom's side, if you didn't already guess - Richards not being the most Polish name in the book ;-) may try and see if I can find someone to overnight them to me.

Otherwise, I guess I'll just cook up some of the kielbasa we brought back from the Polish market during our Christmas visit and call it a day....
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by Lois Mauk » Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:33 pm

Admittedly, I have nothing whatsoever to compare them to, but we tried the Paczki from Meijers this weekend and they were better than I expected. Hubby really liked the cherry with powdered sugar. I preferred the apple with cinnamon sugar.

According to the box, they are available in raspberry, lemon, cherry, cream cheese, prune, blueberry, apple, Bavarian cream, Holland creme and "other".

$3.99 for 6 of them.

I'm assuming they won't be available after tomorrow (Tuesday).
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by Rob Summers » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:12 am

Meijer does stock them, and they generally have 5 different available fillings, including Apple, and Prune. (They also have a cream cheese). Nothing is ever going to taste as good as homemade, except homemade. But if your looking for them in a store, you've already resigned yourself to not making homemade.
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by keith.bond » Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:40 pm

We're also from the Detroit area and have been in Louisville for four years. There is nothing like Paczki from a Polish bakery, but the ones we get from Meijer are very good. The selection is pretty mundane but what they sell is scrumptious with the thick dough just like homemade.
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by Andrew Mellman » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:34 pm

Melissa Richards-Person wrote:I might go to Meijer, but since anything pre-packaged usually ends up falling way short ..


Not perfect, and likely come in frozen, but I think they are baked in the store that day and packaged/sold. I've only bought them in the morning, and they were surprisingly good.
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by Robert Carnighan » Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:21 am

This Friday morning at 6 AM the Prospect Kroger had about 20 boxes of these each containing 4. There were various fruit flavors and a cream variant. Some boxes were just one kind; some were mixed. They looked freshly made and just like a filled donut to me. The boxes were stacked in front of the donut case.
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by Richard S. » Fri Feb 17, 2017 1:27 pm

I've bought them at Walmart before. I've never had ones from a Polish bakery so I don't have a comparison. I thought they were ok; not great.

One the subject of Mardi Gras, though, I can attest to the fact that the king cakes from Nord's are better than most of the ones you find in New Orleans.
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by Robin Garr » Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:34 pm

Richard S. wrote:On the subject of Mardi Gras, though, I can attest to the fact that the king cakes from Nord's are better than most of the ones you find in New Orleans.

Plehn's makes a good one, too.
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Re: Paczki in Louisville?

by RonnieD » Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:18 pm

Tried the ones from Kroger today. Plenty tasty, but I have nothing to compare them to other than a jelly donut, which they were superior to.
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