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: Family Members Say 28-Year-Old Leslie Lizet Basilio Was Delaware Metro PCS Manager Killed In Attempted Robbery
“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: Balloon Release Held To Remember 16-Year-Old High School Basketball Player Gunned Down In Southwest Philadelphia
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: Tyrese Maxey Leads 76ers Past Magic 128-117 In Meaningless Finale
“They’re excited,” Zoey said. “I told them last night I was bringing them down so they’re looking forward to it.”