Garrett brings the 'Popcornsicle' to Taste

June 26, 2009 "It's a tasty treat, fun to eat and freezing cold…perfect for summertime in Chicago, says Jack Aiello, Garrett Popcorn Shops Vice President of Marketing.

What is a Popcornsicle? "It is a handcrafted popcorn ball combining Garrett's acclaimed CheeseCorn® and CaramelCrisp™ on a popsicle stick, then flash frozen, producing an icy-cold fog that billows from your mouth as you eat it," explains Aiello. "This process intensifies the unique cheese and caramel flavor of the popcorn and creates a one-of-a-kind, subzero feeling in the mouth."

The Popcornsicle makes its debut at the Taste of Chicago at Garrett Popcorn Shops booth #52, facing Balbo Drive next to the Ferris wheel. Here you will find five different menu items available: the Popcornsicle for $3; Chocolate Covered CaramelCrisp for $4.50; Mixed Nuts for $4; and two "Taste Portions," smaller bags of the Garrett Mix for $1.50 and Chocolate Covered CaramelCrisp for $1.50.

Garrett Popcorn kitchens also are "heating up" this summer, with two new stores including a return to Garrett's flagship home on the Magnificent Mile at 625 North Michigan Avenue and at the Midwest's #1 tourist attraction, Navy Pier.

Garrett Popcorn Shops currently has stores in Chicago at 4 East Madison St., 2 West Jackson St., 26 West Randolph St.; Merchandise Mart Food Court; two at O'Hare International Airport, in Terminals 1 and 3; and in the Northwestern Station/Ogilvie Transportation Center at 500 W. Madison St. In New York City, Garrett is located at One Penn Plaza. For more information, visit

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