Apr 062011

CaramelCrisp® It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, we’re not referring to Christmas. We are actually referring to a day of the year that is VERY dear to our hearts. National Caramel Popcorn Day on April 6th.

At Garrett Popcorn Shops, our caramel popcorn is our prize possession. Our secret family recipe has been passed down for over 60 years. Each batch is handmade daily in our old-fashioned copper kettles. The result is an irresistible snacking sensation, which has been generating lines of historic proportions outside of our retail locations for decades.

This year, we thought, what better way to celebrate our favorite holiday, than with free gourmet popcorn?! From 11am – 2pm, we will give away a complimentary snack size bag of CaramelCrisp® at all of our Chicago and New York City stores. In addition, for every free bag of caramel popcorn we give away, we will donate $1 in support of Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund. You Get. We Give. Everyone wins on National Caramel Popcorn Day!

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Mar 312011

It’s finally time to emerge from your winter hibernation. Take a stroll down Michigan Avenue and savor the magnetic aroma of freshly popped Garrett Popcorn, or visit Navy Pier and soak in the sights with a savory bag of our cheese popcorn coated with that irresistible cheddar cheese.

After another long grueling Chicago winter, watch as our city comes alive with the first hints of Spring. What better way to enjoy springtime in Chicago than with a fresh bag of the Windy City’s most beloved gourmet flavored popcorn.

This Spring, stop by one of our 9 Chicago locations including Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue to experience first-hand why we’ve been a Chicago Tradition for over 60 years!

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Mar 252011

For every tin of gourmet popcorn purchased, Garrett Popcorn Shops will donate $2 to Save the Children. March 28th – April 6th.

Coastal communities in Japan are still reeling from the massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a tsunami that struck on March 11th, 2011 and created devastation on an unimaginable scale. In support of children affected by the devastating events in Japan, Garrett Popcorn Shops will donate $2 from every tin sold to Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund.

Relief efforts for the Japan earthquake and tsunami continue to be hampered by the ongoing nuclear crisis, supply shortages and frigid temperatures. Save the Children carried out an exploratory mission north of hard-hit Sendai and found children living in desperate conditions.  Save the Children has opened the first child-friendly space in Japan, protective environments where children can gather to play and share their experiences under the supervision of trained, caring adults.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change for children in need in the United States and around the world. For more than 75 years, Save the Children has been helping children survive and thrive by improving their health, education and economic opportunities and, in times of acute crisis, mobilizing rapid life-saving assistance to help children recover from the effects of war, conflict and natural disasters. For more information about Save the Children visit

For every tin of flavored popcorn purchased, Garrett Popcorn Shops will donate $2 of the sale to Save the Children (up to $15,000.) The donation will be on the purchase of 1, 2, 3.5 or 6.5 gallon tins only and does not include popcorn bags, beverages, merchandise, or any other in-store or online products.

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