A mouth-watering mix of sweet and salty. Or as we like to call it – crack.
Did you know that the world’s first popcorn machine was invented in 1885 by Charles Cretor, the great-great-grandfather of Claire, G.H. Cretors‘ current president? Yeah, neither did we. But if you’re looking for a brand that is legit the OG of popcorn – you’ve found it. They’ve been making popcorn for over 130 years – and god damn, it shows.
The best word to use when describing this delightfully sweet and salty mix of rich, buttery caramel corn and perfectly aged cheddar cheese corn is crack. The stuff is crack. It’s really that simple. If you’ve ever tried it, you know that it’s virtually impossible to stop eating it until it’s all gone.
Each flavourful bite melts in your mouth, while still having a satisfying crunch as the aged cheese and creamy caramel intermingle on your taste buds. The result? Not too sweet, not too salty, and just addictive enough to consume well over 2000 calories in one sitting.
You can literally taste the history and handcrafted care taken in making each and every bag. Cretors prides themselves on only using the highest quality ingredients. From their premium, aged cheddar cheese, brown rice syrup for sweetening, to their entirely non-GMO and organic ingredients, this company is basically a hipster’s wet dream.
For those with simplistic tastes, Cretors also offers bags of ‘Just the Cheese Corn’ and ‘Just the Caramel Corn’, so you know exactly what you’re getting in every handful. I actually find mixing these two together works quite well, as I tend to prefer a 2:1 ratio of Caramel to Cheese Corn. But hey, that’s just me.
And if you’ve been enjoying Chicago Mix for a while, you might’ve noticed a change in their packaging recently. Now simply called ‘The Mix’, Cretors rebranded after receiving legal threats from Candyland, a Minnesota brand that apparently trademarked the name back in 1992 – even though they’re definitely not in Chicago and don’t even use the traditional mix of cheese and caramel corn. But, I digress.
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