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Wawel donuts / Conspiracy?

Many people on this board have mentioned how good Wawel's apricot, and prune donuts are, the cream filled ones have even been mentioned once or twice... I was in Wawel yesterday and the guy in front of me orders half a dozen Applesauce donuts. Thats right Apple sauce!

Have you chowhound punks been holding out on me? Did you think I wouldn't find out? You wanted all the applesauce donuts for yourself, but the jokes on you, 'cause I got the last three of the day.

Seriously though, these are some mighty delicious pastries. I still think apricot are my favourite, but these are a close second.

Just thought I'd share.

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  1. Which branch was that? I've been to the downtown location a million times and never saw one. They always have the three kinds, well if you go late usually none. Maybe you need to know the secret code to get one? I want me applesauce donuts now!

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    1. re: emerilcantcook

      It was the Girouard and Sherbrooke branch.

      1. re: Moosemeat

        I was at the Girouard & Sherbrooke branch tonight, & asked about their applesauce donuts. According to a person there, they don't make a donut with a applesauce filling(their fillings are either apricot, prune & cream). I asked at least 3 times, to make absolute sure he understood(& I mentioned to him about our discussion here).

        1. re: BLM

          Umm, okay... I was joking about the conspiracy thing, but now I'm seriously weirded out. The only thing I can say is that I definitely had donuts, from Wawel, that were filled with applesauce. Maybe it was an experiment, or a one time thing? I think I'll go by some time this weekend and see what the deal is.

          1. re: Moosemeat

            They were giving out free samples of the applesauce donuts?

            1. re: BLM

              No, not at all. I think you misunderstood what I wrote.

              1. re: Moosemeat

                Sorry, now I have re-read your original message. I got it!

            2. re: Moosemeat

              I went to their JTM location today, & was told the same thing.

        2. re: emerilcantcook

          Downtown location? I must say I've never heard of these Wawel donuts of which you speak, but my interest is piqued.
          Edit, never mind, I used the handy-dandy interweb to look up the address.

        3. Okay, so I'm polish and I shudder to think of packi as anything but plum filled. Applesauce???? Apricot????? Cream?????

          You can have them.

          Emeril, I'm pretty sure the one on the corner of Sherbrook and Girouard has a few different "falvours" available. You can always call first.

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          1. re: maisonbistro

            Have to agree that prune takes the, uh, cake. Plus you can convince yourself they're good for you (fibre! antioxidants! vitamans! minerals! regularity!). Try that with cream-filled...

            If there's a conspiracy afoot, it's at the retail level. No mention of apple-filled paczki on the company website -- www.wawelpatisserie.com -- and I've never seen them at the JTM outlet.

            1. re: maisonbistro

              Ohh the cream ones are good. They were perfect instruments to trick my chain food loving friend who thought Wawel was too ethnic and preferred to go to Tim Hortons to get her fix. Now she keeps saying "best donut ever!"; I decided not to correct her, in case the term paczki will scare her again.

              1. re: emerilcantcook

                EVIL EVIL TH! good for you for converting her I say!

            2. Kooky, applesauce? Never heard of those.
              Now I'm of Austro-Hungarian descent, but the only ones I eat are prune..tried the others, don't like them so much. I'd give applesauce a go once to see what they're like....but please make sure to donate one prune to me for every apricot I leave for you. LOL

              1. Ok, so I'm not crazy, nor is there some sort of donut conspiracy. I'm just really stupid. I went to Wawel to see what the deal was, and the nearest thing I can figure is this. What I thought were applesauce donuts, were in fact apricot donuts, but a weird batch that just had the puree, and no apricot chunks as is usual. I must have misheard the guy in front of me, (hearing applesauce for apricot) and the server must have misheard me ( hearing apricot when I said applesauce).

                In my defense I must state that I shared the donuts, and both people with whom I shared though they were applesauce too. (Maybe it was just the power of suggestion, we tasted what we expected to.)

                Anyhow, please consider this a retraction, as well as an apology for anybody seriously hurt by the donut misinformation I've spread.

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                1. re: Moosemeat

                  I'm just hurt by the donut travesty - apricot and cream filled packi. Say it ain't so!!!

                  But, how do you confuse apricots for apples??? Man, would I love to have a client like you.

                  1. re: maisonbistro

                    Like I said, I'm not the only one who thought they tasted like apples. Also, I'm still not totally convinced that they weren't applesauce donuts, it just seems a lot more likely than anything else I can think of.

                    The puree in the apricot donuts really does just taste sort of sweet and fruity, without the apricot chunks the flavour is very mild.