Garrett Popcorn

by Steven Behling

It can't be a month of NOSHology posts dedicated to the city of Chicago without a mention of Garrett Popcorn.  Homeslice, you haven't lived [in the Midwest] until you've put a handful of their puffy popped kernels in your mouth, half salty, half sweet.  That's right.  I'm talking about the Garrett Mix®, a combination of Garrett's signature CaramelCrisp® with a savory cheese popcorn. 


Hey buddy, don't knock it 'til you try it.  I remember when Sonya, one of the students in my cohort, brought a tin of the Garrett Mix® to our ethics class first year.  "Eww. Cheese and caramel?" I asked.  Unethical.  Or, at least that's what I thought until I tried it.

Listen, there's a reason this place has a line a Magnificent Mile long. 

Try it.  I triple dog dare you.  

Garrett Popcorn Shops are located throughout the Chicagoland area and have since branched out to cities throughout the United States and worldwide.  The waxed bag of joy pictured above was obtained at 625 N Michigan Ave in Chicago, Illinois.