When it comes to popcorn, my family is obsessed with Garrett’s ever since my first trip to Chicago last fall. This year I was fortunate to have a layover in O’Hare airport on my way to Seattle, and was able to restock during my short time in the windy city. My son fascination with this popcorn goes beyond anyone imagination, I never thought a kid could love popcorn this much. However after being a victim to Garret entrancing popcorn myself, I understand my son obsession with this delicious treat. The first time I came across Garret I did not know what I was getting myself into. I remember the day like it was yesterday I had just walked out of the coach store on Michigan Ave, and the smell consumed every inch of me. As I turned the corner and walked into the store, it felt like I was in a dream. I had no control over my body or mind at that moment I just knew that popcorn was coming home with me! What are the FOUR things you need to know when it comes to Garrett’s….…find out below!
As a fellow popcorn lover myself, I have never tasted such a sweet and salty delicious snack! Garrett’s is known for their Garrett Mix of course (also known as the Chicago Mix), which consist of cheese and Carmel popcorn. I know what you’re thinking…. What is the big deal I have that all the time out of those $5 Christmas Tins during the holidays. I can assure that after you have tasted Garrett’s, you will be so infatuated that you will never ever touch one of those flavorless tins again. There is no explanation for how addicting this popcorn is! It’s truly the only food encounter in my lifetime that the smell dragged me in without resistance from around corners. Since 1949 this has been a Chicago Tradition, and it’s now a tradition of my own! I ask my 5 year old for input a lot when we are planning vacations, and when I asked him where he wanted to go recently he said Chicago… now my son does not know much about Chicago but he knows one thing, its home to his favorite treat and that reason enough to go!
Garrett’s makes sure to get creative for the folks that are over the traditional popcorn flavors! They offer Almond CarmelCrisp, Cashew CarmelCrisp, Pecan CarmelCrisp, and Macadamia CarmelCrisp is available 365 days a year. They also have an array of seasonal flavors that change throughout the year. Such as my last time in Chicago a few months ago they were trying out a special sriracha flavor popcorn, it was the prefect hint of spice and absolutely delicious. Never be afraid to try something outside of your comfort zone, you never know what may POP up that you’ll love!
3)World Wide Phenom
What started out in the heart of the magnificent mile in Chicago, is now available in select cities nationwide & countries worldwide. Of course for those of you that don’t have the option to just walk into a store, Garrettpopcorn.com is the way to go to ensure that you are not being deprived of the most astonishing popcorn in the world! Garrett’s global locations include the following: Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpar, and Singapore. If you are looking for location throughout the US make sure to visit them in one of the following locations: Chicago, New York, Atlanta, or Las Vegas.
(Recently added DC,Detroit,Dallas,Dubai)
Garrett secret weapon is unknown to its consumer… however Garrets does an array of things to keep their popcorn unique. From creating each batch of popcorn in old fashion copper kettles, to popping their kernels with hot air giving them the perfect crunch! Garret has the mastered the secrets to making popcorn! My personal opinion is the secret is in the butter…. Why you may ask? Well the popcorn sweet and salty taste seems to be trickled on top leaving the flavors to explode in your mouth. Which has led me to conclude that they must be churning their very own special butter. Have your own theory on what their secret is? Leave it in the comments below.