67-cent Garrett’s popcorn? That’s their bag, baby

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CHICAGO — Garrett Popcorn is celebrating its 67th anniversary by offering limited-edition 67-cent bags of the classic caramel and cheese combination at its shops this week.

The Garrett family opened its very first popcorn shop  on September 18, 1949, at 10 West Madison near the bustling State Street corridor. They offered just a few flavors: caramel crisp, cheese corn, butter, and plain. But it was customers who came up with their most famous combination. Chicagoans call it the “Chicago Mix,” though it’s officially called, “The Garrett Mix.” To this day, it’s their best seller.

As part of a 60s-themed promotion, bags of its classic combination are on sale for 67 cents at all Garrett’s locations Monday through Thursday, but only between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The chain has also planned events across the city to celebrate its anniversary.