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Groovy Donuts Prepares For Busy Fat Tuesday!

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Posted at 8:52 AM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 12:25:00-05

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Fat Tuesday is on Feb. 25th and Groovy Donuts is gearing up for its 5th Paczki Day Celebration! Fat Tuesday is their busiest day of the year. In their first year they sold about 1,500. This past year they made nearly 5,000. They anticipate an even bigger turnout this year.

They have some new additions to our paczki line up and will be offering our paczki at several locations in the Lansing Area! Plus, they’ll be extending their hours by 2 hours on Fat Tuesday (Open at 6am and Closed at 6pm)!

Vegan Paczki Available for the First Time at Groovy Donuts!

Groovy Donuts is very excited to be offering Vegan Paczki for the first time this year! They’ve had some requests over the past couple years and realized that they had to come up with a groovy vegan option. They put some research into it and are very proud to have a version of the paczki that will satisfy their vegan or dairy free customers! Their vegan paczki flavors include: Cream, Blueberry, Lemon and Apple. They are accepting Fat Tuesday Pre-Orders Now and will have Vegan Paczki available in stores by Saturday February 22nd!

Gluten Free Donuts Available on Fat Tues

While they haven’t managed to perfect a GF paczki option, they will be serving their Gluten Free Cake Donuts with flavors including Espresso Glaze with Chocolate Drizzle, Cinnamon Sugar, Vanilla Icing with Sprinkles, Chocolate Icing and Carmel Icing!

Crème Brulee Paczki Make for a Decadent Paczki Experience

Looking for a unique twist on the paczki? Filled with custard and topped with sugar that is melted (using a culinary torch) into a delicious, crackling crust, the Crème Brulee Paczki takes the traditional Fat Tuesday treat to the next level of decadence! Due to the time these take to make (each one is prepared by hand individually), they recommend you place a pre-order to guarantee you get yours. If your timing is good, you may get to see your Crème Brulee torched right in front of you!

Groovy Donuts Paczki Available Throughout the Lansing Area

For those on the west side who may be wondering if they’re offering paczki at Horrocks, instead of their typical fare, the answer is a resounding yes! Groovy Donuts paczki will be available for sale at Horrocks Farm Market on Monday February 24th and Fat Tuesday February 25th. They will ensure that the display case at Horrocks remains full, all day long and will make several deliveries out there to make sure that Lansing’s west side is stocked up on Paczki!

Groovy Donuts Paczki will also be available for sale at other local area businesses:

LFA Farmers Market 103 E Maple St Mason, MI 48854 (Tues Feb 25)

Campbells Market Basket 547 E Grand River Ave East Lansing, MI 48823 (Mon Feb 24 & Tues Feb 25)

Foster Coffee Co 196 Albert St East Lansing, MI 48823 (Mon Feb 24 & Tues Feb 25)

What Are Paczki?

Many people ask us what make Paczki different from other filled donuts. The answer is this: as a traditional preparation for Lent, many Catholics, primary polish, would use the remaining eggs, sugar, shortening and preserves in their pantry. With those ingredients they made paczki, which are like jelly filled donuts, but have a richer dough, due to the extra sugar, eggs and shortening.

Fat Tuesday, celebrated widely in Michigan and throughout the Mid-West with Paczki, while other areas like Louisiana celebrate with pastries known as King Cake.

What’s Special About Groovy Paczki?

Groovy Donuts prides themselves on offering a large, high-quality paczki with a lot of options for fillings and toppings. We offer 8 fillings (Blueberry, Cherry, Chocolate Cream, Cream, Custard, Lemon, Apple, Prune Lekvar & Raspberry) and 2 toppings (Glaze and Powdered Sugar). Many who have tried their paczki have deemed them the best they have ever had!

Examples of Facebook and Google Reviews

Katie Geller - Groovy donuts have the BEST PACZKI'S ever!!!!!! We have literally talked about them since last year!

Wanda Atkinson [google.com]

Local Guide · 41 reviews · 32 photos [google.com]

Once you try Groovy paczki you will never buy prepackaged paczki again. Amazing. The donuts are pretty amazing also. Super friendly service.

Groovy Donuts are handmade, fresh every morning. They are a retro, old school donut and coffee shop with some “Rock N’ Roll Soul”. Their gig is to make sure their customers have a far out experience every time they walk through the doors. Can Ya Dig It?

Paczki Price List and Pre-Order Discounts

Paczki: $1.85 each, $22 per dozen – Pre Order by Thursday Feb 20th and save $2 per dozen

Vegan Paczki: $2.50 each, $30 per dozen – Pre Order by Thursday Feb 20th and save $2.50 per dozen

Crème Brulee Paczki: $2.85 each, $34 per dozen, Pre Order by Thursday Feb 20th and save $2 per dozen


Groovy Donuts is located at:

313 W Grand River Avenue Williamston MI 48895 -AND-

3054 E Lake Lansing Road East Lansing, MI 48823

For more information, we can be reached for comment at:

Andrew Gauthier, Owner / Founder, Groovy Donuts

thegroovydonutshop@gmail.com or (517) 996-6300

WWW.GROOVYDONUTS.COM [groovydonuts.com]

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