Brain freeze? We can help! Taste of Chicago Day 8

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Jul 022011
Taste of Chicago, Day 6

No need to blow on your Popcornsicle!

Garrett Popcorn’s Taste of Chicago menu is filled with cool choices, but two of those are COLD — the Popcornsicle and the CaramelCream ice cream!

Our Popcornsicle is a CaramelCrisp® popcorn ball placed on a stick and then flash-frozen in liquid nitrogen. While the Popcornsicle appears to smoke, that’s only humidity from the air reacting to the cold popcorn. It’s safe to eat as soon as we hand it to you, and after eight days we haven’t heard one person complain of brain freeze.

I’ve seen people blow on the popcorn to warm it up, but it’s more fun to take a bite and then blow out immediately so you appear to breath fire. We’ve had people call that effect “Dragon Breath”, “Popcorn Smoke”, and my personal favorite, “Foggy Mouth”.

Caramel Cream Vanilla Popcorn Ice Cream

A twist with popcorn

You can eat ice cream too fast, but with a flavor like CaramelCream, why not take the time and savor it? That’s the best way to prevent mishaps. However, I know there’s a lot to try at the Taste of Chicago so you may be tempted to eat your ice cream quickly. If you get that sudden, spike of pain to the head known as brain freeze, the best thing to do is place your tongue against your soft palate to warm it up. I also found a few other online tips to cure a cold brain.

There are only two more days left of Taste of Chicago. Check out our Facebook page to see what’s happened so far, or visit us at Booth 22 across from the Petrillo Music Shell on Jackson to try our all-temperature menu!