I first learnt of the existence of Chicago Popcorn Shops from Lori’s blog Dessert Comes First. Since it was located in Mall of Asia I asked my friend Deb if she has tried it. Next thing I know she sends me a tin of their Chicago Mix popcorn which contains an equal quantity of cheese and caramel popcorn. Thanks Deb!!
The popcorn is not like Holy Kettle Korn or Chef Tony’s which use spherical popcorn. Their popcorn is the regular kind like the one found in microwave popcorn. The combination of caramel and cheese is like a gourmet interpretation of the kettle corn which is both sweet and salty. The cheese popcorn is good but nothing special. It’s not so cheesy that your fingers turn orange. The caramel popcorn on the other hand is great. It’s very thinly coated with caramel and very crunchy. It has a very nice burnt sugar flavor. Eaten alone it’s too sweet but when combined with the cheese popcorn it’s perfect. No wonder some smart fella thought of it in Chicago.
Would I buy it again? Maybe, but not as often as I did Holy Kettle Korn when it first opened in Greenhills. I used to buy a bag everyday for 2-3 weeks until I got sick of it. Kettle Korn is another brand I reviewed here.
Chicago Popcorn Shops
2/F Entertainment Mall
Mall of Asia, Pasay City