Not too far from Rockford are some places to get great gourmet popcorn.

Popcorn isn't just for movies anymore. I think that was the only time I would get it is at the show. Well, maybe sometimes some microwave stuff at home. Again, while watching movies. People love movie popcorn. It's so popular, some theaters were selling it curbside during the quarantine.

I knew there were different flavors of it but I didn't realize that gourmet popcorn was a "thing," until a couple of years ago in an episode of "Modern Family." Somebody on the program wanted some special stuff from a place called Garrett's in Chicago.

Well, if you're a fan of gourmet popcorn, you're in luck because there are a few places not far from Rockford to pick some up.

According to,

"The best popcorn shops are in Illinois, and you’ve got to check them out. From unique flavors to popcorn balls to bags of popcorn to other snacks, these stores have them all. Enjoy vintage experiences and extraordinary wonders."

Donny B's Gourmet Popcorn And More - 1220 Towanda Ave, Bloomington

Great American Popcorn Company - 110 S Main St, Galena, IL

Kernel's Gourmet Popcorn & More - 2555 W 75th St #109, Naperville

Pop's Corn Crib - 88 E Woodstock St, Crystal Lake

The Little Popcorn Store - 111 W Front St, Wheaton

Sounds like a tasty road trip to me.

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