Calling all Chubu region popcorn fan! Garrett’s Popcorn Shops has released a geographically exclusive popcorn tin: Nagoya Gold.
Garrett’s Popcorn Shops, hailing from Chicago, U.S.A., is popular for more than just their salty, cheesy, caramel-y, burst corn kernels; they’re known, especially in Japan, for the purposefully and beautifully designed metal tins that hold said deliciousness.
On March 30, the Garrett’s Popcorn Shops location in the Japanese city of Nagoya turned one year old, so they’ve decided to celebrate with their very own Nagoya-only tin popcorn can.
▼ Meet “Nagoya Gold.”
Along the top of the goldleaf-colored tin there are subtle decorations representing “Japan’s four seasons.” And along the bottom runs the cityscape of Nagoya.
Could the name have been inspired by the Kin no Tokei (Golden clocks), a landmark and popular meeting spot at the busy Nagoya Station? Maybe. Could it be an homage to the kinshachi (golden tiger-headed carp) that decorate the roof of Nagoya Castle? Perhaps. Could it have gotten its name because Chicago Mix popcorn (cheese and caramel) resembles a pot of gold? Also very plausible. We think the name is derived from the word “nari kin” or nouveau rich of which there are plenty in Nagoya.
Regardless of the reason, Nagoya Gold is only available at the Nagoya location, so it is sure to become a collector’s item for many a popcorn enthusiast. While we line up for up you, to get your golden bucket of popcorn, consider what flavors you want to fill it with. The options are: Chicago Mix, Caramel Crisp, Cheese Corn, Mild Salt, Plain, Almond Caramel Mix or the limited time, Japan-only Matcha Caramel Crisp (available until April 15). You can buy a one-quart tin for 1,130 yen (US$10) or a one-gallon tin for 2,800 yen ($25).
We are based in Nagoya, so the only thing you’ll be paying for is the can and the shipping costs to your location..
rocketnews 24 edited by JWS