Garrett brings the 'Popcornsicle' to Taste

June 26, 2009 10:05:01 AM PDT
Garrett Popcorn Shops, now celebrating its 60th year as an iconic brand, will treat the millions of Chicagoans and tourists who flock to Grant Park to enjoy the Taste of Chicago, from Friday June 26 through Sunday, July 5, with the new "Popcornsicle." "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