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What We’re Loving: G.H. Cretors’ Chicago Mix Popcorn
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With party season in full force, it’s time to embrace easy entertaining foods that are hassle-free and full of flavor. For Claire Cretors, her ultimate go-to party snack is popcorn — it runs in her blood.
Cretors' great-grandfather was the creator of the first-ever commercial popcorn machine in 1885. With the snack already embedded in her past, she sought to make it a part of her future — and that’s how G.H. Cretors was born.
The company is a mother-daughter operation involving Claire Cretors and her mother Phyllis, and these two ladies have mastered the ultimate sweet, salty, crunchy, cheesy popcorn combination, without the divided tin.
Behold, the Chicago Mix, the brand's signature blend that is free of GMOs, preservatives, and artificial colors and flavors (pretty amazing, right?).
The caramel corn is handmade in the classic way — in copper kettles with cane sugar, brown rice syrup, and heated butter and stirred slowly to develop that signature crunch. As for the cheese version, the same detailed care is present. Cheddar cheese is melted in copper kettles and folded with locally grown, air-popped popcorn.
When the two flavors combine in one bag, the flavor is two parts cheese to one part caramel — a perfect popcorn blend if you ask us.
Set out a few bowls of this popcorn at your next bash for your guests to enjoy. There’s no need for pretzels or chips — believe us, this will be plenty.
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