It’s Paczki Day and Windsor-Essex is ready to gorge.

Bakeries across the region have been frying up the delicacy since the early hours of Tuesday.

Doors opened to long line-ups at Blak’s Bakery starting at 6:00 a.m. The Bakery is celebrating a landmark anniversary – 100 years of cooking up the jelly-filled dough.

Blak’s owners say they will fry up 35,000 ‘Poonchki’ doughnuts today – and all of them will sell – making it the busiest day of the year.

The typical paczki weighs in at 400-500 calories containing 25 grams of fat.

That’s not stopping anyone over at Sunrise Bakery. Owners say the parking lot was full at 8 a.m. on “the one day people pack on the calories.”

If that's your main concern but you still want to indulge, Healthy Creations gluten-free bakery in south Windsor has you covered. Their gluten-free pazckis are almost sold out. "They taste the same, but have fewer calories," remarked one woman in line.