Germack Pistachio Company

In 1924, Frank Germack, Sr. started the Germack Pistachio Company in Detroit with a small line of nut products and other Middle Eastern grocery items. With the help of his son, they grew to a multi-million dollar business with a full line of nuts, dried fruits, mixes and candies. Today, Germack is the oldest processor of pistachio nuts in the United States.

The stores are all over and many Farmer Jack and Kroger grocery stores carry their products as well, but the primary location is still at the Eastern Market. They have many wonderful products, but I have my favorites. The chocolate-covered cashews are a big deal in my family, and the sesame sticks and chocolate malted milk balls are #1 in my book. So. Much. Chocolate. Go and try them.

2 Comments so far

  1. UrbanTiki (unregistered) on October 5th, 2005 @ 11:23 am

    My mom lives across the street from Mrs. Germack (her husband passed years ago) adn she’s good people. The products are just as good as described…

    A real Detroit treat.


  2. Charles Thomas (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2005 @ 5:40 pm

    My grandfather, Charles Thomas, new Mr. Germack and Mr. Germack actually had his first wedding in my grandfathers home on East Grand Blvd. in Detroit.

    My grandfather owned Square Deal Tabacco and Candy Wholesale and new Frank as they were from the same country Syria, because they both came to this country before Lebonenon became independent of France.

    Mr. Germack discussed importing the pistachios from Iran, originally they were Pride of Iran, but worried about the brown spots from shipping and they both came up with the original idea of coloring them red.



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