CHICAGO (November 2011) — Garrett Popcorn Shops® will celebrate the season with their holiday collection of signature tins, Gingerbread CaramelCrisp®, a charitable program to benefit the Boys & Girls Club and free rides on the Garrett Holiday Express Trolley.
"We are especially excited about all the holiday activities we have planned this season, from bringing back our popular flavor Gingerbread CaramelCrisp® to donating our profit proceeds from every cup of CaramelCrisp® Apple Cider to the Boys & Girls Club--we are embracing the true spirit of the holiday season, " says Melissa Mikolajczak, executive vice president of marketing for Garrett Popcorn Shops.
Back by popular demand, the limited time holiday flavor Gingerbread CaramelCrisp® returns to Garrett Popcorn’s bright copper kettles. Subtle, warm ginger spices are partnered with their famous CaramelCrisp® recipe and call to mind winter memories at home in the cozy kitchen. Beginning November 25, Garrett will offer Gingerbread CaramelCrisp® online and at its flagship Shop on The Magnificent Mile at 625 N. Michigan Ave. All other Shops will offer individually wrapped, traditional size Gingerbread CaramelCrisp® Popcorn Balls.
Gingerbread CaramelCrisp® Popcorn Balls will also be featured at GarrettPopcorn.com in a 2.5" snack size. A favorite to serve at holiday parties, the Popcorn Balls (additionally offered in festive red and green colors and vanilla flavor) come in 10, 25 and 50 packs and arrive in red-and-green signature-striped tins. Prices for Popcorn Balls start at $12 plus shipping.
Also available online, Garrett Popcorn offers holiday bundles including the Gourmet Nut Caramel Gift Set, a festively packaged 3-pack of Pecan CaramelCrisp®, Almond CaramelCrisp®, and Cashew CaramelCrisp® in a gold Garrett tin that glistens under the tree. Holiday bundles are available only at GarrettPopcorn.com beginning November 25 and prices start at $24.95 plus shipping.
During this season of giving, indulge yourself and others with the irresistible flavor of gourmet Garrett Popcorn in keepsake holiday tins. Holiday tins are available in stores and online; prices range from $26 for a 1-gallon tin to $79 for a 2-gallon tin.
Introducing CaramelCrisp®Apple Cider to Benefit The Boys & Girls Club
Fans can warm up in Garrett Popcorn Shops with a hot cup of hand-brewed CaramelCrisp® Apple Cider, $1.69. Truly in the spirit of the season, those who purchase CaramelCrisp® Apple Cider will help Garrett continue its proud tradition of giving back to its hometown Chicago community. All profit proceeds from each purchase will benefit The Boys & Girls Club and its mission to enable young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. "Last year we offered our fans hot CaramelCrisp® Apple Cider to keep them warm while they waited, it was so well received, this year we decided to sell it to benefit the kids of the The Boys & Girls Club," says Melissa Mikolajczak, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Garrett Popcorn Shops®.
Pop onto the Garrett Holiday Express Trolley & Enjoy the Sweet Sounds of the CaramelCrisp® Carolers
Garrett Popcorn Shops® will offer complimentary rides on the Garrett Holiday Express Trolley for anyone visiting downtown Chicago on Saturdays and Sundays, December 3 and 4, December 10 and 11, and December 17 and 18. The Garrett Popcorn CaramelCrisp® Carolers, dressed in Victorian-era garb, will entertain passengers and fans waiting to taste the coveted treat with holiday tunes. A Garrett Popcorn representative will also be on deck to spread joy and share the Garrett history with loyal fans and newfound friends.
On Saturdays, the Garrett Holiday Express Trolley will start at 625 N. Michigan Ave. and make stops at 26 W. Randolph St., 27 W. Jackson Blvd., and at Ogilvie Transportation Center’s Metra station. On Sundays, the Ogilvie stop will not be included on the route. The Garrett Holiday Express Trolley will make continuous loops to all the route stops between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.