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Not to be outdone by the Chicago River, Garrett is turning its popcorn green for St. Patrick’s Day

Not to be outdone by the Chicago River, Garrett is turning its popcorn green for St. Patrick’s Day
Photograph: Garrett Popcorn Shops

Chicago is a city that wholeheartedly embraces the tradition of turning things green in observance of St. Patrick's Day. We host multiple parades filled with shamrocks and body paint, guzzle green beer and dump fish-friendly dye into the Chicago River so that it turns an unnatural shade of emerald. It should come as no surprise that Garrett Popcorn is getting in on the food-coloring–aided fun.

In recognition of the holiday, Garrett is crafting bright green Irish Kettlecorn that will be available at its Chicago shops on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17. A press release describes the vibrant kernels as "lightly glazed in emerald green, with a touch of pure cane sugar and a hint of our signature salt." We expect that the popcorn will also leave a green residue on your fingers, similar to bright orange cheddar coating used in Garrett Mix.

If you simply can't wait to get your hands on the Irish Kettlecorn, Garrett is already accepting orders for one- and two-gallon buckets of the St. Patrick's Day treat via its website. At the very least, the colorful snack is a bit more traditional than the Hickory Smoked Bacon CheeseCorn that Garret recently debuted.

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