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Celebrate Mardi Gras With Sweet Treats From Schnucks

NEWS RELEASES   /  2/21/2022

Celebrate Mardi Gras With Sweet Treats From Schnucks

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Celebrate Mardi Gras With Sweet Treats From Schnucks
King Cakes and Paczki available at Schnucks through Tuesday, March 1

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 21, 2022 – Once again this year, Schnucks is proud to offer the official King Cake of the Soulard Mardi Gras. Through Fat Tuesday, March 1, cherry-filled King Cakes can be found in all Schnucks stores for $17.99. 

The King Cake is a sweet coffee cake with a long and storied history. Symbolizing the gifts the Wise Men presented to the baby Jesus, this indulgence originated in Medieval Europe and was introduced to the new world by French settlers in Louisiana. The cake traditionally contains a small baby figurine baked inside. 

“At Schnucks, the baby and Mardi Gras beads are placed in a plastic bag so customers can ‘hide’ the baby and decorate the cake themselves,” said Janell Schleeper, Schnucks Bakery Category Manager. “According to tradition, the person finding the baby is dubbed ‘King’ and is responsible for buying the next year’s cake or throwing next year’s Mardi Gras party.”

Click Mardi Gras King Cakes|Schnucks to watch Schnucks Bakery Plant teammates make this delicious confection. 

Another favorite Mardi Gras confection found at Schnucks Bakery is Paczki (pronounced “poonch-key”). Paczki is a rich, jelly-filled pastry traditionally served on Fat Tuesday as a pre-Lenten treat. It’s a time-tested Old World recipe, which originated long ago in Poland and features a delightfully sweet fruit filling inside a delicious dough shell. A four-count package is available at Schnucks for $4.49 through Fat Tuesday with a variety of fillings including raspberry, custard and lemon.

About Schnucks
Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. is a third and fourth generation, family-owned grocery retailer committed to nourishing people’s lives. Schnucks operates 111 stores, serving customers in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin and employs 12,000 teammates. According to Forbes’ 2021 rankings, Schnucks is the 160th largest privately-owned company in the United States and the 15th largest privately-owned grocer. Schnucks is committed to helping communities thrive and as a champion for reducing hunger, the company annually donates more than $13 million in food to pantries that help those in need.