With just one single purchase, I've been completely had. Let me explain.
A couple weeks ago, a coworker of mine told me about some famous popcorn made in the fair city of Chicago. It's so good, people wait in long lines to get it, it's been on Oprah's Favorite Things list twice, and is lovingly revered by Halle Berry. More importantly, I asked my good friend Brookey about it (she's from Chicago), and she says it's great.
Well, I looked at prices online and they were a little out of control. But with such great endorsements, I was still intrigued. Add to this that the brand name of this popcorn is Garrett and you can have it shipped to you in an orange tin, and I was sold. I talked to the coworker who told me about the popcorn, we ordered some, and had it sent to work. I'm not going to tell you how much it cost, but here's a picture of the tin.
I have to admit, that's a freakin' awesome tin. And really, I have to keep telling myself that, because it's the best part.
I don't mean to discredit Oprah, Halle, or even Brookey, but this popcorn is just ok. Have a look see.
It's basically a step up from the ten dollar tins you can get at Christmastime. I guess that must be why they like it, but I thought it was only ok. I think the real reason I was not as impressed is because I paid so friggin' much for it. And in defense of Oprah, Halle, and Brookey, my popcorn was not really fresh, having been shipped from Chicago seven days after it was made. I'd still be willing to give the popcorn a shot if I ever visit, but local prices better be a little more reasonable.
Luckily, my coworker and I shared the cost, and I got to keep the tin. So I don't feel quite as screwed as I could have been, but it's still a little embarrassing. So, anyone have any ideas of what I can do with this sweet orange tin that bares my name?
books read in 2015
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