No I have never had Garrett’s Chicago Mix Popcorn. However, I do enjoy sweet and salty food combinations. I did have Chicago style Popcorn before at a kiosk in the mall and it was absolutely yummy. In fact, it is hard for me to imagine Chicago Mix Popcorn tasting better, even if its Garrett’s. I am sure that I will one day try the infamous popcorn combination but until then I will stick to that kiosk’s rendition of the Chicago Style Popcorn and if I get really desperate, I will just make some at home, which is exactly what I did.
When I decided to make Chicago style popcorn, I pondered over how to make the cheese flavored popcorn. But I thought, duh, buy cheddar popcorn powdered flavoring. How silly of me? Creating the caramel popcorn was a delicious treat for me to make. Caramel popcorn is one of the few foods that I cannot have without eating constantly. In fact, I must get rid of it before I lose my mind and take on the shape of a piece of popcorn. This recipe makes about 2 Glad Lock Zipper bags of popcorn. It is plenty to take with you to the drive in, or to have around the house for a week-long snack, or if you’re like most people I know, you can put it in a big purse and take it to the movie theater. It may not be Garrett’s but it will satisfy your Chicago Popcorn Mix craving. I promise.
*Partially adapted from Spoon for Bacon