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Are doughnuts and Mardi Gras linked? Why yes, they are.

Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday, is a day for people to indulge before the 40 days of Lent, a season of penance, reflection and fasting.

So why not indulge one last time before Lent, with a choice of three different greasy and delicious doughnuts. It is a past time favorite food tradition by many cultures, including the French, Polish, and German.

The paczki, is a dense yet puffy filled doughnut that is most commonly eaten during Polish Mardi Gras festivities.

The Fasnacht, a doughnut of German descent, has no filling and is dusted with powder sugar.

Beignet, the most popular doughnut during the Mardi Gras season, is a mouth-watering fried doughnut covered in powder sugar that is mostly savored by the French, especially in the French Quarter of New Orleans.