Mar 092012
 

Edgar Rice Burroughs forgot to include the role of The Chicago Mix in his stories about John Carter. Fear not! Popcorn Picks returns this week to fill in the gaps to his story.

Popcorn Picks rates a movie’s compatibility with Garrett Popcorn based on two categories:
Crunch Factor on a scale from 1 (might as well be a silent film) to 10 (totally crunchtastic)
Crowd Control on a scale from 1 (massive movie night) to 10 (couples-only crowd)

Crunch Factor
When civil war veteran John Carter finds himself on the planet Barsoom, he must rely on his former training to protect the planet’s inhabitants. Carter’s battles against space monsters offer you plenty of opportunities to delight and cheer with The Chicago Mix. John Carter is the proud sentinel of a Popcorn Picks Crunch Factor of 10!

Please don't be a Woola.

Crowd Control
Action films are known to draw large crowds. You may feel the urge to defend your tin like a Woola (see photo). Suppress your visceral desires and remember that Garrett Popcorn is a food of love and harmony. Popcorn Picks reminds you to share like a human and rates this movie’s Crowd Control with a 2.

Popcorn Picks Recommendation
Set on an arid planet that resembles Arizona, John Carter’s adventures look like a cross between an old western and a sci-fi film. From our experience with The Chicago Mix, we know that sometimes unexpected combinations garner the most fans. Whether you’re into “saddle-ups” or “beam-me-ups,” get ready for interplanetary treat time with John Carter and Garrett Popcorn!

Showtimes for John Carter in 3D
Palace IFC Cinema
8 Finance St Podium L1, IFC Mall

Mar 022012
 

Some like it sweet, some like it cheesy, and some like it hot. Find out if everyone wins when Popcorn Picks goes to the theater for My Week With Marilyn (和梦露一周)!

Popcorn Picks rates a movie’s compatibility with Garrett Popcorn based on two categories:
Crunch Factor on a scale from 1 (might as well be a silent film) to 10 (totally crunchtastic)
Crowd Control on a scale from 1 (massive movie night) to 10 (couples-only crowd)

Crunch Factor
Join Marilyn on her escapades with Colin, the young hire of the production company. Practice restraint as they avoid the paparazzi and let loose as their adventures unfurl. Popcorn Picks suggests tactful timing with a Crunch Factor of 3.

Crowd Control
The story of this iconic sweetheart makes a great option for date night. Bond over a tin of sweet, cheesy Chicago Mix as you watch the ups and down of being a movie star. Deduct points only for when love doesn’t conquer all. Popcorn Picks gives this movie an 8 for Crowd Control.

Popcorn Picks Recommendation
There are times when Marilyn crumbles under the pressure of fame, but Garrett Popcorn stands the test of time. Even as a wildly popular fan favorite, The Chicago Mix remains true and dependable. You can count on this movie companion to make My Week With Marilyn delicious.

Showtimes for My Week With Marilyn
Palace IFC Cinema
8 Finance St Podium L1, IFC Mall

Feb 292012
 

Congratulations to Karen Ball and Nancy Reid, winners of the Popcorn Picks Red Carpet Giveaway! They are the lucky recipients of a $50 Garrett Popcorn e-certificate and 10 Redbox® promo codes for 1-day DVD rentals. Thanks to everyone for participating!

The Signature Blue Tin proved to be the fan favorite, though all the tins looked stunning against the red carpet. Check out what Popcorn Picks fans had to say about the best-dressed tins of 2012.

  • AJ: The classic blue signature Garrett’s tin is my number one choice.  Seeing that tin makes my palate jump with joy in anticipation of the Chicago Mix!
  • Mo: absolutely the original blue tin…remember what ur mother told you…it’s what’s INSIDE that counts!
  • Laurel: I have to say that there’s nothing better than opening a box and pulling out that signature blue tin…and nothing sadder than seeing the shiny bottom of it.
  • Sara: Love love love the Chicago Skyline tin.  I’m from the Chicago area originally and it always makes me feel like I’m getting a hug from home!
  • Yolanda: I would have to go with the pink tin simply because I can see myself strolling down the red carpet with the pink tin in my hand and everyone waving at me and taking pictures because they are a fan of garrets popcorn also.
  • Cindy: I love the celebration tin, life is a celebration and eating Garrett’s popcorn is part of that celebration!
  • @ZooAmy: @GarrettPopcorn My favorite tin is the Signature Blue. It represents the greatness inside. #PopcornPicks
  • @annielorri: @GarrettPopcorn #PopcornPicks Chicago Mix for the win, the best treasure in the city
  • Katherine: I think that every tin deserves an oscar!  You can’t pick a favorite tin or popcorn because they all r award winning!  LOVE IT ALL!!!!
  • Kim: I LOVE the Pink container, it reminds me of being a little girl going downtown with my best friend, putting our milk money together in 8th grade getting on the L and smelling the sweet butter, caramel, as the shiny glass door opens to a bag of heaven!
  • Michael: Always ate only plain popcorn until my wife brought home your Garrett’s Chicago mix.  The carmel and cheese popcorn makes a delicious blend, a great surprise to me since I never cared for carmel nor liked cheese on anything other than in a sandwich.  At 73  years young the adage “never to late to change” certainly applies here..
  • Teddy: A tin with my face on it, filled to the top with the Chicago mix #FTW

Thanks for the popcorn love! May there be “munch” more movies and gourmet popcorn in your futures!