Chicago Chow: Garrett Popcorn

Eating Out


During my first trip to Chicago two years ago, I was told that Garrett Popcorn was an absolute must-try.  The Chicago mix, in particular, is the stuff of legend – sweet caramel popcorn mixed with cheddar popcorn.  I tried it and was absolutely addicted.  Well, lo and behold – there’s a Garrett in NYC!  Oh NoshGirl, you’re so silly.  What is it that’s so amazing about Garrett? Where do I even begin…

Cheddar and caramel don’t necessarily seem the most likely pair; however, the Chicago mix is a work of perfection.  Both sweet and salty, tangy and rich, crunchy and chewy, each handful is a delectable mouthful of popcorn perfection.  I was afraid that my eyes were larger than my stomach when I ordered a “Large”, but my fears were unwarranted. I gobbled this baby up:

This is highly masochistic, but I don’t visit the Garrett store in NYC.  There’s just something special about purchasing this corny treat in Chicago.  But please, don’t follow in my footsteps.  Visit Garrett and get your Chicago mix today! Then come back and tell me all about it. I’m waiting…

Highly addictive.

Garrett Popcorn
Locations in Chicago and NYC

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    December 16, 2010 at 2:35 pm

    Oh my goodness, yum! I wonder if they deliver big huge tins of this stuff, like the Popcorn Factory. Probably not, so I'm just going to have to wait.

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    December 16, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I can attest to the tastiness of that seemingly odd mix.

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    December 16, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    I really want to visit Chicago but in the meantime, I might have to check out the NYC store to try this!

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    December 16, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    wow that sounds pretty amazing. will take the shorter route to the nyc location to try!

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    December 16, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Reminds me of the days I used to visit my grandparents and we'd share a bucket of caramel corn at the boardwalk. Oh so good. This cheesy/caramel combo sounds amazing.

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    Micah and Catherine
    December 16, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I want! I love popcorn. I love eating it with chocolate chips or nutritional yeast. I also love the olive oil popcorn at trader joe's.

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    honey my heart
    December 16, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    cheddar & caramel sound good to me 🙂

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    December 16, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Garretts Rocks 🙂 They even have a booth in the O'Hare airport so I always bring a fresh bag home for my MIL!

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    December 16, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I have heard amazing things about this popcorn, but have yet to try it for myself. I need to get with the times!

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    Chic 'n Cheap Living
    December 17, 2010 at 1:27 am

    I feel the same way and loved it when I was in Chicago!

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    December 17, 2010 at 2:13 am

    Yes yes yes! The caramel/cheese mix does not sound appetizing at first, but it is so frickin good!

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    December 17, 2010 at 4:11 am

    SO GOOD! I ate a whole large bag myself (shame….)


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    December 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    I love me some cheddar/caramel popcorn from Garrett's. Yum. Yum.

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    December 19, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Agree with honey my heart – cheese + caramel sounds plenty good. And your eyes are big, but never underestimate stomach capacity.

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    December 20, 2010 at 5:00 am

    hmm, i'll definitely have to check it out next time i'm in chicago

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    D. Marie
    December 21, 2010 at 12:56 am

    mmmm!! I love flavored popcorn!! Looks so good. Great photos!

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