With poll & slideshow: Paczki Day: Ann Arbor leads country in Google searches for jelly-filled pastries
The city, in fact, leads all regions of the country in Google searches today for paczki, according to the search engine's web analytics. Southfield, Detroit, Troy and Chicago also are generating plenty of paczki searches.
Paczki Day, which annually coincides with Fat Tuesday, is a local celebration involving excessive consumption of fat, jelly-filled Polish pastries.
It's the kind of polarizing day in which office mates invariably declare their admiration or disgust for the high-calorie items.
Even those who previously spurned the pastries can become susceptible to their sticky allure. Gourmet food destination Zingerman's, which had previously never made paczki, accepted preorders and originally planned to produce 100 paczki for individual sale today.
However, due to surging demand, Zingerman's ended up making about 500, an associate said.
Unfortunately for those Ann Arborites searching Google for paczki options, they were almost gone as of 11:45 a.m. Just a few dozen left. So sorry.
Better get back on that Google search to track down your very own paczki before it's too late.
Edward Vielmetti | AnnArbor.com