Chicago-Inspired Popcorn Flavors Celebrate The Windy City's 176th Birthday

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The Popcorn Factory Honors Iconic Chicago Foods With Limited-Edition Pizza, Hot
Dog and Cheesecake Popcorn Flavors
CHICAGO,  March 4, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- The Popcorn Factory,  Chicago's
hometown purveyor of delicious popcorn and gourmet snacks for more than 30
years, is popping out a special gift in honor of  Chicago's 176th  birthday. For
a limited time, three celebratory popcorn flavors, inspired by  Chicago's
favorite fare, will be available to foodies in the Second City and beyond. The
featured flavors include savory Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Corn, salty Chicago Hot
Dog Corn and sweet Chicago Chocolate Cheesecake Corn.

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The Popcorn Factory believes that birthdays are best when shared with others and
the Chicago Flavors popcorn tins are made to be shared. Indulge in your favorite
 Chicago  treats in a whole new way, or gift the savory snack to family and
friends near and far. The Chicago Flavors are available online at 
www.ThePopcornFactory.com  through  March 31, 2013.  

The Popcorn Factory Limited-Edition Chicago Flavors include:

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Corn

There's nothing like the legendary taste of Chicago-style pizza. And there's
nothing like The Popcorn Factory's  Chicago Deep Dish Pizza Corn!  Celebrate 
Chicago's reputation as the Pizza Capital of the World with crunchy corn loaded
with tomato-y sauce, tangy mozzarella... all the monster flavor of a deep-dish
pie. Packed in our exclusive 3.5 gal. Chicago Skyline Watercolor Tin or in a
10-inch clear canister.

Chicago Hot Dog Corn

Pay homage to the classic  Chicago  dog: a beefy kosher hotdog on a poppy seed
bun with yellow mustard, green relish, chopped onion, tomato wedges, a pickle
spear and celery salt (but never, ever ketchup)! Salty and oh-so-satisfying, 
Chicago Hot Dog Corn  is loaded with memories. Packed in our exclusive 3.5 gal.
Chicago Skyline Watercolor Tin or in a 10-inch clear canister.

Chicago Chocolate Cheesecake Corn

Cream-cheesy goodness with a cult-like following - the flavor  Chicago  made
famous! Sink your teeth into  Chicago Chocolate Cheesecake Corn  and discover
sweet white popcorn with fragrant vanilla, rich chocolate drizzle and crumbly
chunks of graham crackers. Packed in our exclusive 3.5 gal. Chicago Skyline
Watercolor Tin or in a 10-inch clear canister.

About 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc.  
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world's leading florist and gift shop. For more
than 35 years, 1-800-FLOWERS (1-800-356-9377 or  www.1800flowers.com) has been
helping deliver smiles for our customers with gifts for every occasion,
including fresh flowers and the finest selection of plants, gift baskets,
gourmet foods, confections, candles, balloons and plush stuffed animals. As
always, our 100% Smile Guarantee backs every gift.  1-800-FLOWERS.COM's Mobile
Flower & Gift Center was named winner of the Mobile Shopping Summit's "Best
Mobile Site of 2011."  1-800-FLOWERS.COM was also rated number one vs.
competitors for customer service by STELLAService and named by the E-Tailing
Group as one of only nine online retailers out of 100 benchmarked to meet the
criteria for  Excellence in Online Customer Service. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM has been
honored in Internet Retailer's "Hot 100: America's Best Retail Web Sites" for
2011. The Company's BloomNet international floral wire service
(www.mybloomnet.net) provides a broad range of quality products and value-added
services designed to help professional florists grow their businesses
profitably. The 1-800-FLOWERS.COM "Gift Shop" also includes gourmet gifts such
as popcorn and specialty treats from: The Popcorn Factory (1-800-541-2676 or 
www.thepopcornfactory.com); cookies and baked gifts from Cheryl's
(1-800-443-8124 or  www.cheryls.com); premium chocolates and confections from
Fannie May confections brands (www.fanniemay.com  and  www.harrylondon.com);
gift baskets and towers from 1-800-Baskets.com  (www.1800baskets.com);
incredible, carved fresh fruit arrangements from FruitBouquets.comsm 
(www.fruitbouquets.com); wine gifts from Winetasting.com (www.winetasting.com);
top quality steaks and chops from Stock Yards (www.stockyards.com); as well as
premium branded customizable invitations and personal stationery from
FineStationery.com (www.finestationery.com).  The Company's Celebrations brand
(www.celebrations.com) is a premier online destination for fabulous party ideas
and planning tips. 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is involved in a broad range of
corporate social responsibility initiatives including continuous expansion and
enhancement of its environmentally-friendly "green" programs as well as various
philanthropic and charitable efforts. Shares in 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. are
traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, ticker symbol: FLWS.

SOURCE  The Popcorn Factory


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