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If you haven’t tried one of Uncle Peters Energy Bites yet, you are in for a special treat. They are chuck full of the most up to date nutrients, give immediate and sustained energy, and TASTE GOOD. For your health benefits they come in both gluten free as well as regular.
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If you haven’t tried one of Uncle Peters Energy Bars yet, you are in for a special treat. They are chuck full of the most up to date nutrients, give immediate and sustained energy, and TASTE GOOD. If you haven’t tried one of Uncle Peters Energy Bars yet, you are in for a special treat. They are chuck full of the most up to date nutrients, give immediate and sustained energy, and TASTE GOOD.

Uncle Peter's Pasty's

Uncle Peters Pasties has it’s beginning on Sashabaw Rd., in Clarkston, Michigan and was born out of the economical conditions of 2009. Actually, Uncle Peter’s is an evolution and not a creation. In 2009, Peter Caruso, whose career was in Land Developing, found the sales of his vacant land come to a screeching halt. With the real estate climate of the day, more people were losing their homes than purchasing vacant land to build new ones. Consequently, one of his tenants closed his pizza business on a building he owned on Sashabaw. Since Pete had time on his hands, a vacant fully equipped building, and a cookie recipe (a favorite of his friends and relatives) he wanted to promote, he decided to open a deli calling it “Uncle Peters”. Thus, in the beginning “Uncle Peters” served sandwiches, pizza, salads, cookies, and daily specials. As an afterthought, he had a pasty recipe from a pasty store he purchased in Auburn hills, Mi, over 20 years prior, which he ran for a year before demolishing the building and developing the commercial corner. After tweaking the recipe (adding more meat, reducing the amount of potatoes, etc), he decided to put the pasties on the menu. Much to everyone’s delight, the pasties began to outsell the other items on the menu. The pizza ovens were replaced by convection ovens, the deli case was sold, as the “grab and go” pasties were placed in the walk in cooler, and the pizza prep table was replaced by stainless steel work tables. The business on Sashabaw was growing quickly and many of our loyal customers were coming from Oxford and Lake Orion area, so in 2011 the second “Uncle Peters” was opened at 2375 Lapeer Rd., Lake Orion. At that time Uncle Peters received the USDA stamp of approval, making it possible to sell pasties outside of our own retail store. Currently all of the Hollywood markets carry Uncle Peters Pasties in their deli departments, as well as Peacocks Poultry farm, the Breadwinner in Rochester, Fenton’s Open Book, and Metamora Foodland. Going a little further west you will find Uncle Peters Pasties at Sparrows Meat Market in Ann Arbor, Greens Pastures Market in South Lyon and Pure Pastures in Plymouth. We also sell Uncle Peters Pasties around the area in local Farmers Markets as well as some local craft shows. In early 2013, Pete’s cousin Vince Todorovich (cousin Vinnie) opened the 3rd Uncle Peters at 52155 Van Dyke, Shelby, MI. All of our stores make their own salads, apple dumplings, and homemade soups. When we started making pasties, we only did the traditional Beef Pasty purchasing our cows from Michael Stockman in Lapeer who assured us that his herd is grass fed and hormone and antibiotic free. Thank you Mike! Our second variety was a chicken pasty. However, the chicken we used for the first batch was not hormone and antibiotic free and tasted horrible. After discarding the batch and almost discarding the idea of a chicken pasty, we purchased Amish chicken from Peacocks Poultry Farm in Troy and have been making Chicken and Turkey pasties ever since. When we started getting request for a vegetable pasty, we went back to the “test kitchen” and came up with our Broccoli and 3 cheese pasty, as well as the Spinach and Feta cheese pasty. Next it was breakfast time, so we developed the Bacon & Egg, Sausage & Egg, and Ham and Egg Pasty. Since we were carrying some of the wild game jerky and chubs from Country Smoke House in Almont, we decided to do a Buffalo, Elk and Venison pasty. Next came the Extra beef, Bacon Cheeseburger, Pepper Jack with Beef, and Chicken Divan. March found us doing Corned Beef and Cabbage pasty for St. Patrick’s Day. (It became so popular that it now is made all year). Then Yvonne from “Sheep Stuff” in Washington Twp. asked us to make a Lamb pasty for her fall expo. It has become one of our most delicate and favorite pasties. Of course, we had to find “good lamb”, which Yvonne guided us to. Just recently we’ve had several customers request strictly a vegetable pasty (no cheese, no meat). So our 18th pasty is strictly a vegetable pasty. We have received many requests for a gluten free pasty, and some of you have even sent us recipes for a gluten free crust. We are working on it to make it economical as well as practical. Hopefully, that will be our next featured pasty. Obviously, all this could not be possible without the phenomenal people who work with us. Everyone takes exceptional pride in what they do from preparing the ingredients, rolling the pasties, and admiring the pasties as they come out of the oven to chatting with and serving our great customers. We know we have a healthy product that meets nutritional needs as well as a great tasting meal. From day one we determined we would honor God, our employees, and our customers by being closed on Sunday. We truly believe God has blessed that decision. So what is the future of Uncle Peters Pasties? Only God knows. We keep walking through the doors of opportunity as they open. Our determination is to never compromise quality. We want to always keep the personal touch to make our pasties homemade, even though some of our operation will need to become automated. We would like to make our pasties more child-friendly so children will make wiser choices when eating out. And, Oh Yes —- the cookies! The concept, which started this whole journey. We do sell them. People love them. But they have taken second position to the Pasty. However, in Pete’s testing kitchen is emerging a good tasting , healthy , do the job, energy bar with the original cookie base loaded with things like chia seeds, flax, guranna and hemp seeds. I think it will be called “Energy Source”, nope "Energy Bites" Stay tuned in— the story is not over.