So, you may already know that earlier this year I travelled to Chicago with a friend for the first time. Before visiting, everyone insisted that I try the infamous Garrett Popcorn namely the classic “Garrett Mix” flavour. When it comes to sweet and salty snacks – my friends definitely know that this is my weakness, and I was excited to try Garrett Popcorn to satisfy this craving!
The Garrett Popcorn shops were everywhere, dispersed evenly throughout the city, and ironically enough, the only time my friend and I popped into one of the store locations, I didn’t buy a tin! I can’t even tell you why, I honestly have no idea lol! It was one of those things where I was aware of the fact that this was a “must-try” but I wasn’t interested in carrying around a tin/bag of popcorn and eating and walking at the same time. Does that even make sense? I did ask to try a sample while we were in the shop though, and it tasted great. Anyways, we returned home and I completely forgot about it. Out of sight, out of mind. A couple months later, my fiance travelled to Chicago for the first time, and with his best friend also!
And to my surprise, he returned home with two Garrett Popcorn tins; The Garrett Mix and The Pecan CaramelCrisp flavours as a gift to me! It was the sweetest thing!
Together, we (I) basically devoured both tins in a matter of days lol! But before finishing them I was inspired to make my own Chicago Mix Popcorn to serve for the holidays. I pulled inspiration from Garrett and a couple of recipes online – so keep your eyes peeled for a DIY Flavoured Popcorn post coming soon. Just in time for the holidays!
Stay Humble. Stay True. Stay Inspired.