8. Hipsters are getting in on the paczki game
Common paczki fillings include plums, lemon, chocolate, and raspberry. Others include rose-petals -- a common ingredient in Polish cuisine -- and maple bacon -- a common ingredient in hipster cuisine.
9. There's a movie about them
In 2004, Army Armstrong Films released Paczki: The Movie!, a documentary about paczki making in Lorian County, Ohio (trailer here!). Army Armstrong also produced such classics as Hollywood Comes to Vinalhaven, Ancient Futures: Learning from Ladakh, and the owl documentary Who Lives In Your Backyard.
Andy Kryza is Thrillist's national eat/drink senior editor, and his last name is the reason "Y" is sometimes a vowel. Follow him to a Polish bakery at @apkryza.