Thursday, January 21, 2016

Chinese New Year Gift from Garrett Popcorn Shops: 2016 Year of the Monkey Tins

*Double the Gallon Tins, double the happiness*

Can you believe that Chinese New Year is just around the corner? How fast time flies. And recently I have been busy hunting for CNY gifts for my friends and relatives. Gone are those days where we give away traditional hampers and mandarin oranges. How about treating them with delicious snacks from Chicago, USA? 

Yes, I'm talking about Garrett Popcorn which is now available in this specially designed 2016 Year of the Monkey Tin adorned with red stripes and whimsical monkey motifs. It makes me feel so festive already! 

I remember the first time I tried Garrett Popcorn in Singapore, I was totally hooked on it! I miss those days when I was carrying a Bag of Garrett while enjoying my rides in Universal Studio Singapore. Until recently I bumped into Garrett Popcorn Shops in Malaysia, I knew I must get some home to relive those happy moments with my family. 

For CNY, I got two 1Gallon Tins of the best-selling Signature Flavor, Chicago Mix, which is a sweet-savoury blend of the two popular flavours: CaramelCrisp and CheeseCorn. Once I opened the lid, the cheesy aroma immediately filled the space, followed by hints of sweetness from the caramel.

Look at those golden, beautifully-popped kernels! Don't you just want to dig into it?

The Tin is generously filled to the brim with whole popcorn (I don't see any crushed bits at all!). Coated with brown sugar, the CaramelCrisp is buttery and sweet, but it is the nice crunchy texture that leaves me craving for more.

On the other hand, the cheddar cheese coated CheeseCorn is slightly more melty in the mouth, with strong cheesy flavour on the nose down to the palate. I am surprised that both flavours can pair so well together, achieving a balance of sweet and savoury goodness.

*Popcorn is happy food*

Quality wise, Garrett can easily beat others that I have tried. Every small batch of Garrett is hot air-popped throughout the day and coated with Garrett's secret family recipes in old-fashioned copper kettles. I notice each and every piece of Garrett is almost a perfect sphere, and it is so evenly coated with the flavour.

Since it is made fresh daily, I am always satisfied with its crispy, light texture of popcorn stored in the tightly sealed Tin. I prefer to consume it immediately upon purchase, to enjoy Garrett at its freshest state.

That's why Garrett remains my favourite choice after so many years, as it is worth every penny spent.

I'm holding a 1Gallon Tins, can you imagine how huge is it!

Customers can buy the 2016 Year of the Monkey Tins in bundles of two 1Quart Tins at RM68, four 1Quart Tins at RM128 or two 1Gallon Tins at RM148, filled with a choice of Signature Flavors of Chicago Mix, CaramelCrisp, CheeseCorn or Buttery. Upgrades to Nut CaramelCrisps are available for an additional cost.

Just leave those overly-priced hampers aside, I think my friends will be happier to receive such a cute festive Tin of premium Garrett Popcorn during this season of gifting.

This handcrafted happiness is meant to be shared! Just keep the popcorn in an airtight container, along with other CNY snacks, so that you and your guests can have #GarrettTogether during house visiting. I am sure that Garrett will be more popular than the rest of the traditional cookies, especially among my nieces and nephews.

But I hope my family does not finish it before the guests actually get to try it, because it is simply addictive for both young and old! Once tried, we can't help but to keep munching on the Garrett Popcorn during our family TV time. After finishing the Garrett, the beautiful festive red Tin can be reusable as home food container. 

Whether indulging in the delicious Chicago Mix in small bowls or having it directly from the huge 2016 Year of the Monkey Tins, Garrett Popcorn is the perfect treat for sharing. Even my parents who don't usually love sweet stuff can easily wipe the bowl clean, one after another. 

Enjoy your Garrett Popcorn Party with family and friends during this CNY!

Available at all Garrett Popcorn Shops now, the new Garrett Popcorn 2016 Year of the Monkey Tins are the perfect gift to spread the joy of celebrating Chinese New Year.

Garrett Popcorn Shops in Malaysia are located at:
Mid Valley Megamall: Lot G001-B, Ground Floor (opposite Starbucks)
Suria KLCC: Lot C15I, Concourse Floor
1 Utama Shopping Centre: Lot G139B, Ground Floor
KLIA2: L2-112, Level 2, gateway@klia2

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  1. Wah dear look at that popcorn! Cannot resist la, so tempted and look so delicious :P

  2. Good idea, cakes n cookies seems out of date :) people might surprise to get this as a gift hehe

  3. the festive tin look great...perfect for gift!

  4. wow I can feel CNY by reading this post already. Will buy the popcorn for the family soon hehe.

  5. arghhhh.. my fav popcorn. i love ao so much garretpopcorn. so gorgeous...

  6. my sons are crazy of popcorn, they love it so much. This brand we no try before, shall check this soon.

  7. I love Garret pop corn. I usually buy them when I go to Suria KLCC. Can never resist its smell and taste :D

  8. Great snacks for CNY! Happy Chinese New Year!

  9. Popcorn looks tempting. Will buy it as a gift during CNY.

  10. This is one of my favourite pop corn, i like the CaramelCrisp.

  11. So lucky, get Garretts pop corn for Chinese New Year.... I want also... heheheh

  12. Garetts is awesome- great to know that the first time you tried it out was in Sg as well Fish :) Happy CNY btw! <3


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