Metro Detroiters are indulging in an annual pre-lenten feast today called Fat Tuesday or Paczki Day. The filled pastries are more fattening than your average doughnut, but just how much fat is there in a paczek?

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In a YouTube video shot by WWJ Producer/Reporter Zahra Huber, WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee provides a graphic illustration of what the amount of fat looks like. For the record it’s 25 grams or 5 teaspoons of fat. 

Lee doling out Crisco jokingly asks, “Doesn’t that look delicious?”

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As with the majority of Paczki Day revelers, WWJ Senior Managing Editor Rona Danziger was undeterred. “Not like that, but in a paczki … yeah, I’m totally down with it,” she said.

Do you eat Paczki? If so, how many do you typically eat? Leave us a comment and let us know what you think about the local observance. You might want to think twice about it if you’re watching your weight.

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