Welcome to our new weekly blog, 'Stuff We Like'. Every Wednesday authors from Mischief Corner Books will be sharing short little blogs about anything (we really do mean anything) we like. From movies to food to gadgets to whatever. We just want to share cool things that we've talked about with you.
To start us off for our inaugural post we have Freddy MacKay. So far Freddy has written mostly contemporary LGBT fiction, but a few SFF have managed to pop out as well. ;)
Hi, everyone! *waves madly*
Welcome to the inaugural 'Stuff We Like'. My post is going to be about caramel pecan popcorn. I figure with Thanksgiving coming up it's a good choice of topic. I want to specifically mention one of my favorite places that makes caramel pecan popcorn.
Since I grew up around Chicago, Garrett's has been a staple for as long as I can remember. When we went into the city it was that special treat we would stop to get on our way out. There were only a few shops so we'd make a detour over to one and then spend forever - or what felt like forever to an eight year old - in line waiting for our treat. Only a few people could be in the shop at a time so the lines went out of the shop, down the sidewalks, and sometimes around a corner depending on which way it formed. The stores has grown, gotten bigger, and changes since then, but the lines haven't. They're still long, deservedly too. It probably helps that they blow the smell of their shop onto the sidewalks. Do you know how much willpower it takes not to get in that line when I walk past the store everyday to and from work? Gah! It's torture. Pure popcorn masochism.
Garrett's doesn't skimp. The popcorn is coated all over with their caramel. They have lots of nuts in their caramel nut mix, so you're not hunting around for them, but getting some each handful. Their Chicago Mix - cheese and caramel popcorn mixed together - has the perfect ratio of both types mixed together. It's all just Mmmm-mm good. And extremely difficult to ignore every day. I love it, and made sure to introduce Toni (Griffin) to it when she was visiting from Australia. She expects care packages now. *nods* It's that addictive.
Well, I hope you guys enjoyed hearing about my little popcorn addiction. Is there any special treat that any of you just can't pass up when you're near it? I would love to hear about it. Just leave a comment below. :)