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Garrett Popcorn Shops Launches Garrett Mix in Grocery Stores For the First Time in Their Seven Decade History
Chicago (May 18, 2022) – Fans of the iconic food brand synonymous with Chicago have been asking... and
Garrett Popcorn Shops® is answering the call. For the first time in over 70 years, Garrett launches their most popular recipe, Garrett Mix®, in grocery stores.
Garrett Mix is the original Chicago-style popcorn featuring cheddar and caramel. The expansion into neighborhood grocers isn’t the first time Garrett Popcorn Shops has marked a major snacking milestone. Their team made history in the 1970s when they added Garrett Mix to the menu: becoming the first company to offer what is now called “Chicago-style popcorn” by blending CaramelCrisp® with CheeseCorn. Each irresistible bite satisfies both sweet and savory cravings.
Garrett is also now offering CheeseCorn, another beloved recipe, in grocery stores. Both Garrett Mix and CheeseCorn are now available in Jewel-Osco stores, just in time to kick off a season of summer picnics and backyard gatherings on Memorial Day weekend.
Look for additional retailers to carry these recipes later this year.
“For years, generations of our fans have requested for us to bring Garrett Popcorn closer to their homes. In fact, Garrett Mix was created by our fans’ requests in our Shops, decades ago. Since then, they have been a driving force behind every decision we make,” says Megan Chody, owner of Garrett Popcorn Shops.
Chody continues, “While snack-aisle competitors have flattered us with their imitations, nothing beats the taste of the true original – our Garrett Mix. With tremendous hometown pride, we’re thrilled now to share our world-famous treats with even more families; and we look forward to introducing the unbeatable taste of Garrett Popcorn to folks who have never experienced it before.”
Pre-popped, individually sealed, and ready to devour, Garrett Mix will be available in 6 oz. bags, and CheeseCorn in 5 oz. bags. Yes, Garrett cooks are making this grocery line the same way they make it in the Shops: batch to batch, from scratch, right in their Chicago kitchen. Kernels are still hot air popped, and recipes are still handcrafted in copper kettles as they’ve been doing since 1949.
Jewel is also carrying S’mores, Simply Cocoa® and Simply Strawberry® – the newest CaramelCrisp inspired recipes that launched in other local grocery stores in November 2020.
Show us your Garrett Shake! To evenly mix the kernels inside your Garrett Mix bag from Jewel-Osco, be sure to shake-shake-shake the bag before opening it. Garrett team members do this in the Shops and call this method "The Garrett Shake." Garrett is calling for fans to create videos showing their own "Garrett Shake!" Be sure to tag @GarrettPopcorn and use #TheGarrettShake for a chance to be featured on their social media channels.
For news and other updates on Garrett Popcorn in grocery stores, follow @GarrettPopcorn on Instagram and Facebook.