Last weekend, after finding our favored location around the corner from the Chicago Theater closed, we stopped at the Garrett's on Madison and State for what's normally one of my ultimate snack craves - carmelcrisp. It only took a couple bites to realize that something was very wrong. Although it wasn't inedible, that familiar Garrett's taste was gone - my little 4 oz bag was nothing more than average (but still crispy)carmel corn. It seemed to lack the super caramelly, buttery taste I've come to know and love from Garrett's and I noticed that I hardly needed a napkin to get through the bag (again, a total aberration from the usual). My husband concurred. Has anybody else noticed this disturbing change or is it just me? I'm worried that the sale has already affected the quality of the product. Since our last visit, the entire store had been rehabbed (modernized) and I heard they're adding soda & expanding the number of stores (one to include the Metra station).
I'm willing to give them one more try or try a different location if other Hounds have noticed no change in quality. Otherwise, I'm done. It will no longer be worth the hassle or calories. Probably better for my health but I'm going to miss it!