Chicago-Style Popcorn is a combination of What’s Cooking America’s Caramel Popcorn recipe and Cheddar Cheese Popcorn recipe. The below links will take you to those recipes.
You wonder what is a Chicago Style Popcorn? This style of popcorn is known to locals as caramel and cheddar cheese flavored kernels mixed up together creating an addictive sweet and salty snack combination. It is a flavored popcorn that everyone loves the minute they try it.
History of Chicago Style Popcorn: There is much debate on who originated this popcorn. Learn more about the history and legends of Popcorn.
Garrett Popcorn Shops of Chicago, which was founded in 1949 by Claude and Gladys Garrett, are the most well known for this style of popcorn. Their loyal customers have stood in long lines around the shop to buy the caramel crisp and cheese popcorn bags separately and mix them up. Upon noticing this, Garrett’s began doing the mixing for them, thus the start of the Chicago Style Popcorn.
G.H. Cretors of Chicago, (inventor of the first popcorn machine) also retails this popcorn which can be found in stores such as Costco.
Chicago-Style Popcorn Recipe: