4 Reasons You Have to Try Chicago’s Favorite Snack


It’s a Chicago Tradition [Vintage shop photo, b&w]

Since 1949, Chicagoans have been lining up to get their Garrett Popcorn fix and leaving the home-grown popcorn shops with cheddar dusted fingers and bags of goodness that will undoubtedly be empty before they even get back home. 

World Famous Garrett Mix 

It’s the perfect combination of sweet and savory, and it’s basically been dubbed “Chicago-style” popcorn. The Garrett signature mix was born around 1977 from customers who would habitually order one bag of caramel, one bag of cheddar, and a third empty bag (so they could mix it themselves). 

It’s Handcrafted Fresh  

The delicious aroma wafting around each shop probably gives it away, but the popcorn is prepared fresh all day, every day. Each small batch begins with a proprietary blend of non-GMO kernels which their cooks hand stir in their signature Copper Kettles according to secret family recipes. 

They Mix it Up  

While concierges’ agree that trying the Garrett Mix is a must-do Chicago experience, Garrett’s offers a fun, seasonal rotation of limited time flavors like a Buffalo Ranch mix for football season or the limited-edition Hickory Smoked Bacon CheeseCorn that’s available in stores now.

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