PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Customers are flocking to bakeries for traditional Fat Tuesday foods. One Philadelphia bakery has been cranking out goodies for more than a century.
It’s been 121 years of fastnacht fury at Holmesburg Bakery. Sugary sweets are getting picked off as owner Buddy Gouger has been prepping for this day since December.READ MORE: 'A Game Changer': CDC Recommends Johnson & Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine, Paving Way For Distribution To Begin
“It’s very stressful,” Gouger said. “It’s two months of planning and this year has been hard to figure out because of COVID and stuff like that.”
“They have the best cream fastnachts in the world. The best. Had them in many places and these are the best,” customer Gina Douglass said.READ MORE: Irv Cross, Former Eagles Star DB And Pioneer Black Analyst, Dies At 81
For many who come to Holmesburg, it’s one last bite at the caloric apple before lent begins.
Among the many in line, Jim and Zoey Tucker came from Glenside for two dozen in hopes Zoey will take some back to her college roommates and immediately become the most popular student at Temple.MORE NEWS: COVID In Philadelphia: City Easing More Restrictions Monday On Road To Recovery
“They’re excited,” Zoey said. “I told them last night I was bringing them down so they’re looking forward to it.”