Dec 052014
 

Now POPPING in Garrett Popcorn Shops is our brand new Holiday Mix!

Holiday Mix

Smooth and creamy White Chocolate Covered CaramelCrisp® gently stirred with fresh Gingerbread CaramelCrisp® brings joy to all this Holiday season.

Be sure to POP by one of our Shops or visit us online to enjoy our brand new Holiday Mix this festive season.

We are also giving away a 1 Gallon Signature Holiday Tin of our Holiday Mix on Google+ this month. Add Garrett Popcorn Shops to your circle and comment on this post to enter.

Have you had a chance to try our Holiday Mix yet? If so, what is your favorite part?

Dec 012014
 

Looking to enjoy our brand new Holiday Mix? Good news! Garrett Popcorn is giving away a 1 Gallon Tin on Google+ this month!

Holiday Mix

To get in the Holiday spirit, we want to give one lucky fan the gift of our Handcrafted Happiness. So we have a 1 Gallon Signature Holiday Tin of our seasonal Holiday Mix up for grabs on our Google+ page.

And the best part is that it’s all very simple to enter! Just add Garrett Popcorn on Google+ to your circle and comment with your answer to our question on this post for an opportunity to win. You must be following Garrett Popcorn on Google+ to be eligible to win, so make sure we’re in your circle.

Only one entry per person. Available to contiguous U.S. residents only.

The lucky winner will be announced on Monday, December 15. This will allow plenty of time for the winner to receive their Tin in time for the Holidays.

In the meantime, if you just can’t wait to see who the winner is, feel free to stop by one of our Shops or visit us online.

Mar 142014
 

Being a Chicago tradition ourselves, we love all of the tradition that comes with St. Patrick’s Day in Chicago. From dyeing the Chicago River green to the St. Patrick’s Day parade, we wanted to share our favorite festivities for folks to enjoy in Chicago this weekend.

It’s no secret that we love Chicago. After all, we pride ourselves on being a Chicago tradition since 1949! So this year, as with every other year, we’re really excited about the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Running down South Columbus Drive from East Bilbao Drive to East Monroe Drive, the parade route goes right past the iconic Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park, a true Chicago landmark.

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To make the parade even richer with Chicago culture this year, the Grand Marshall will be John McDonough, President and CEO of the Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks. Chicago is known for its passionate sports fans almost as much as it’s known for Garrett Popcorn Shops, and the Blackhawks are the toast of the Chicago sports scene at the moment. The fun at the parade all kicks off at noon on Saturday.

Before the parade, however, make sure to enjoy a visual masterpiece along the Chicago River. Every year, Chicago celebrates a “modern day miracle” in the heart of the city, as an orange dye is released into the Chicago River, which might seem odd, but after a few minutes, the dye miraculously turns the river into a brilliant shade of Irish green. This makes for quite a stunning visual along the river that runs through the hectic area of the loop. The dyeing starts at 10am on Saturday and we recommend trying to grab a spot on the Columbus Drive bridge, assuming you get there early enough.

One final Chicago treat has recently been highlighted by Thrillist. Both Emmit’s and Cork and Kerry made Thrillist’s lists for America’s top 21 Irish pubs. Quite a big feat when you consider the popularity of Irish pubs in America. If you want a taste of Ireland to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend, you might want to check them out. Just save some room for some delicious Garrett Popcorn!

Chicago has a rich Irish-American cultural heritage, and it’s great to see that be celebrated every year. We have shared some of our favorite Chicago events for St. Patrick’s Day, but nothing beats grabbing a Tin of your favorite Garrett Popcorn and partaking in whatever festivities make you happy!

How will you be celebrating St. Patty’s Day this year? Share your plans with us in the comments below.