Chef Rebecca Masson was inspired by the Goo Goo Cluster when she made this unbelievably incredible looking Goo Goo Pie Parfait for the October issue of Food & Wine Magazine! Click here to get the recipe.
Recently Thrillist released the list of “Nashville’s 7 Most Iconic Foods and Drinks (and Where to Find Them)” and Goo Goo and the Goo Goo Shop made the list! Click here to see the full list and article.
Music City Cookoff at the Taste of Tennessee festival
Saturday, September 6, 2104
Tennessee State Fair
500 Wedgewood Ave, Nashville
Goo Goo Cluster is proud to be a sponsor of the Music City Cookoff, a Super Regional competition for the World Food Championships!
The Tennessee State Fair will host the competition during the Taste of Tennessee Festival on Saturday, September 6th.
Home cooks, chefs and culinary professionals are invited to register to compete in the category of Seafood or Dessert, which is where we come in! Competitors in the Dessert category will be using Goo Goo Clusters to create their dish. They’ll be competing against the clock and other cooks to win $1,000 cash prize and a free entry into the World Food Championships in Las Vegas.
For more information and to register to compete, visit worldfoodchampionships.com/nashville.
The 3rd Annual Nashville Street Food Awards is this Saturday and this year there is a very special category the trucks will compete in — Best Goo Goo Cluster creation!
There will be more than 30 food trucks (click here to see full list) participating in the event, and attendees will have the opportunity to purchase food from any of the participating trucks, as well as cast a vote for the People’s Choice Award (the crowd’s overall favorite).
A panel of judges will be sampling blind entries from the trucks in a variety of street food categories, including the Best Goo Goo creation. This is a delicious event that you don’t want to miss!
Saturday, August 30, 2014
11 am – 5 pm
Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208
We have an immediate opening for a Confectionery Manager at our new Goo Goo Shop in downtown Nashville, TN. Below is a brief description of the position. Eligible applicants should send their resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Job Title: Confectionery Shop Manager
Under administrative direction from the Executive Vice President, and the Director of Retail Operations, executes all confectionery shop operations and initiatives for Goo Goo Cluster, LLC. This position is heavily involved in the daily operation of the assigned Goo Goo retail outlet to generate positive brand recognition and sales for the Company’s product line.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Manage the daily production of candy product and packaging for retail sales; ensuring consistency and quality of product
- Schedules production of all confectionery products to maintain an inventory of fresh goods at all times.
- Ordering, receiving, unloading and storage of ingredients; includes initiating and maintaining vendor relationships
- Managing department inventory – planning and ordering according to work plan and standards to maximize sales and gross profit
- Upkeep/Maintenance of kitchen and to meet all codes inspections and requirements
- Enforcement of food standards regarding food handling practices, safety and sanitation
- Manage 2-6 full and part-time department associates, ensuring that all receive proper training and supervision. Includes: hiring, developing and terminating kitchen staff as well as scheduling and maintaining labor cost.
- Analysis of sales reports in an effort to identify which products are selling and which are not as popular; assisting the Director of Retail in ongoing product mix/sku selections
- Continuing R&D with regard to flavor profiles and emerging candy trends
- Travel to and from promotional and/or industry trade shows and events as needed
- Basic understanding of professional cooking with previous experience in confectionery products preferred
- Understanding of safety, sanitation, and food handling procedures
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills, to include public speaking and customer interaction
- Strong math and reading comprehension skills for tracking inventory, calculating profit, labor cost utilization and reviewing sales
- Strong organizational skills, with proven ability to manage multiple priorities and professionally interact with coworkers, customers and the general public
- Must be able to frequently lift up to 50 lbs.
- Be able to work in a standing position for long periods of time
- Must possess the physical ability to operate basic kitchen equipment and utensils
On Thursday, June 19th and Friday, June 20th, we will be hosting a job fair from 1p.m. to 4p.m at 116 3rd Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37201. So, bring your resume and spread the word. Please note: Previous retail experience is required.
Omni Nashville Hotel’s retail store Five and TENN will be showcasing the region’s best artisans and entertainment with its General Store Sessions. Launching in honor of 2014 CMA Fest, the event will feature “pop-up” concerts, trunk shows and giveaways.
Omni Nashville Hotel – Five and TENN
250 5th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37203
When: Saturday, June 7, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: The Loveless Café and Nashville Toffee Company
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.: Colts Chocolates
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.: Lucchese
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Goo Goo Cluster
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.: Willa’s Shortbread
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Keenan Date
1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Christina Bailey
3:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.: Matt Brown
Next Tuesday, April 22nd, a new show premieres on The Travel Channel and Goo Goo Clusters will make an appearance! Nashville Chef Brandon Frohne of Mason’s at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel will be featured on “Chow Masters” with his unique rendition of a BBQ sandwich, the Goo Goo Pig Biscuit.
There will be two other local chefs creating their dishes as well, and one of the three will win a $10,000 cash prize and the Golden Skillet award. Be sure to tune in!
Chow Masters on The Travel Channel
“Barbecue in Music City” episode
8:30 p.m., April 22nd, 2014
If you’d like to get out an mingle with other fans and actually taste the dish being featured, head over to Loews Vanderbilt Hotel for a viewing party in Mason Bar from 7-9 p.m. that evening. There will be samples of the Goo Goo Pig Biscuit and Goo Goo Clusters provided to everyone at the party!
For a preview of the show, click here.
While out at The Station Inn in Nashville last evening, I couldn’t resist purchasing a GooGoo Cluster as usual. They was great gospel/inspirational singing going on, and I thought I might take one home (several blocks away) as a souvenir. Y’all….that souvenir sure was the best tasting thing I’ve tasted in a very long time. It was better than my first GooGoo many decades ago.
Keep up the great work. You never scrimp on the quality of your ingredients, the calories aren’t high, sodium is low as is the carb count. I noticed the new wrapper, and it’s working just fine to keep the candy fresh and full of flavor.
My mother (May she rest in peace) moved to Pittsburgh, PA in the 1980′s and found no GooGoos. She came and visited your office hoping to get GooGoos in at least one market or shop. She bought several boxes and had some shipped to her after that.
Now, I wish I had bought more than one. GooGoos are way too good.
— Betty Kendall
For Southern Women’s Show attendees looking to redeem their coupon for the Buy One Get One Free Goo Goo Cluster 3 pack, please see list of participating Walgreens stores below:
|Walgreens||1809 Antioch Pike||Antioch||TN||37013|
|Walgreens||1301 Bell Road||Antioch||TN||37013|
|Walgreens||2909 Murfreesboro Pike||Antioch||TN||37013|
|Walgreens||315 S. Main St||Ashland City||TN||37015|
|Walgreens||101 Franklin Road||Brentwood||TN||37027|
|Walgreens||6815 Nolensville Road||Brentwood||TN||37027|
|Walgreens||1619 Franklin Road||Brentwood||TN||37069|
|Walgreens||1460 Ft. Campbell Blvd||Clarksville||TN||37040|
|Walgreens||1954 Madison St.||Clarksville||TN||37040|
|Walgreens||2109 Wilma Rudolph||Clarksville||TN||37040|
|Walgreens||2975 Ft. Campbell Blvd||Clarksville||TN||37042|
|Walgreens||1751 Tiny Town Road||Clarksville||TN||37042|
|Walgreens||1202 S. James Campbell||Columbia||TN||38401|
|Walgreens||805 Nashville Hwy||Columbia||TN||38401|
|Walgreens||500 S. Willow Ave.||Cookeville||TN||38501|
|Walgreens||950 N. Washington Ave||Cookeville||TN||38501|
|Walgreens||2 Mathis Drive||Dickson||TN||37055|
|Walgreens||1000 Huntsville Hwy||Fayetteville||TN||37334|
|Walgreens||1415 Liberty Pike||Franklin||TN||37067|
|Walgreens||2045 Fieldstone Blvd.||Franklin||TN||37067|
|Walgreens||1509 Murfreesboro Pike||Franklin||TN||37067|
|Walgreens||530 Cool Springs Blvd.||Franklin||TN||37067|
|Walgreens||9100 Carothers Pkwy.||Franklin||TN||37067|
|Walgreens||1008 Center Point Place||Franklin||TN||37064|
|Walgreens||1451 New Hwy 96 West||Franklin||TN||37064|
|Walgreens||585 Nashville Pike||Gallatin||TN||37066|
|Walgreens||914 Green Lea Blvd.||Gallatin||TN||37066|
|Walgreens||100 S. Main St.||Goodlettsville||TN||37072|
|Walgreens||455 Long Hollow Pike||Goodlettsville||TN||37072|
|Walgreens||198 E. Main St.||Hendersonville||TN||37075|
|Walgreens||365 New Shackle Island||Hendersonville||TN||37075|
|Walgreens||5006 Old Hickory Blvd.||Hermitage||TN||37076|
|Walgreens||400 Tulip Grove Rd||Hermitage||TN||37076|
|Walgreens||4001 Central Pike||Hermitage||TN||37076|
|Walgreens||450 Hwy 52 Bypass||Lafayette||TN||37083|
|Walgreens||5000 Murfreesboro Rd||Lavergne||TN||37086|
|Walgreens||312E. Gains Street||Lawrenceburg||TN||38464|
|Walgreens||1303 W. Main Street||Lebanon||TN||37087|
|Walgreens||606 S. Cumberland St.||Lebanon||TN||37087|
|Walgreens||758 N. Ellington Pkwy.||Lewisburg||TN||37091|
|Walgreens||805 W. Main Street||Livingston||TN||38570|
|Walgreens||627 Gallatin Rd||Madison||TN||37115|
|Walgreens||1801 N. Gallatin||Madison||TN||37115|
|Walgreens||11185 Lebanon Rd||Mt. Juliet||TN||37122|
|Walgreens||206 Crossings Lane||Mt. Juliet||TN||37122|
|Walgreens||106 W. Northfield Blvd||Murfreesboro||TN||37129|
|Walgreens||1131 Mercury Blvd||Murfreesboro||TN||37130|
|Walgreens||2006 Medical Center Pkwy.||Murfreesboro||TN||37129|
|Walgreens||2401 Old Fort Pkwy.||Murfreesboro||TN||37128|
|Walgreens||2708 New Salem Hwy.||Murfreesboro||TN||37128|
|Walgreens||3010 S. Church Street||Murfreesboro||TN||37127|
|Walgreens||3389 Memorial Blvd||Murfreesboro||TN||37129|
|Walgreens||226 Fifth Avenue||Nashville||TN||37219|
|Walgreens||5429 Nolensville Pike||Nashville||TN||37211|
|Walgreens||3901 Hillsboro Pike||Nashville||TN||37215|
|Walgreens||7601 Hwy 70 S.||Nashville||TN||37221|
|Walgreens||2244 Murfreesboro Rd.||Nashville||TN||37217|
|Walgreens||5600 Charlotte Pike||Nashville||TN||37209|
|Walgreens||5555 Edmondson Pike||Nashville||TN||37211|
|Walgreens||2611 Franklin Pike||Nashville||TN||37206|
|Walgreens||4243 Harding Road||Nashville||TN||37205|
|Walgreens||5301 Harding Road||Nashville||TN||37205|
|Walgreens||8110 Hwy 100||Nashville||TN||37221|
|Walgreens||4201 Nolensville Rd.||Nashville||TN||37211|
|Walgreens||1804 Charlotte Avenue||Nashville||TN||37203|
|Walgreens||1081 Murfreesboro Pike||Nashville||TN||37217|
|Walgreens||2819 Nolensville Road||Nashville||TN||37211|
|Walgreens||518 Donelson Pike||Nashville||TN||37214|
|Walgreens||3500 Gallatin Pike||Nashville||TN||37216|
|Walgreens||3010 West End Ave.||Nashville||TN||37203|
|Walgreens||3130 Clarksville Hwy.||Nashville||TN||37218|
|Walgreens||2421 Lebanon Rd.||Nashville||TN||37214|
|Walgreens||3880 Dickerson Pike||Nashville||TN||37207|
|Walgreens||2500 Gallatin Rd.||Nashville||TN||37216|
|Walgreens||200 Maplewood Trace||Nashville||TN||37207|
|Walgreens||104 Hwy 52 W||Portland||TN||37148|
|Walgreens||620 W. College Street||Pulaski||TN||38478|
|Walgreens||826 N. Main Street||Shelbyville||TN||37160|
|Walgreens||400 W. Sam Ridley Pkwy||Smyrna||TN||37167|
|Walgreens||806 Nissan Drive||Smyrna||TN||37167|
|Walgreens||1300 Hazelwood Dr.||Smyrna||TN||37167|
|Walgreens||608 Enon Springs Rd. E.||Smyrna||TN||37167|
|Walgreens||483 W. Bockman Way||Sparta||TN||38583|
|Walgreens||4932 Columbia Pike||Spring Hill||TN||37174|
|Walgreens||4870 Port Royal||Spring Hill||TN||37174|
|Walgreens||2115 Memorial Blvd.||Springfield||TN||37172|
|Walgreens||480 Highway 76||White House||TN||37188|
Get some sweets for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day! From today (2/5/14) through Sunday (2/9/14), for every $25 or more order you place in our online store, you will get FREE ground shipping! Just enter code LOVE25 at checkout.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
On Thursday, December 19, 2013, I got to realize a dream by appearing on NBC’s TODAY Show. I got to talk with Matt, Savannah, Al, Natalie and Carson and take the show to commercial break with those famous words, “This is Today on NBC!”. It was quite a day for me and my family and friends. We were treated like VIP’s and is an event that none of us will ever forget.
To say thank you, I wanted to send something quintessentially Tennessee to the Associate Producer who helped me, Alex Ficquette, and all the anchors and behind the scenes professionals at NBC. So today, I sent the case of Goo Goos so that all could enjoy. I hope they like them as much as I have my whole life.
— Pat McAfee
My mother grew up in Middle Tennessee in the 1940′s and 50′s. Her favorite treat as a child, and on into adulthood, was the Goo Goo Cluster. When she and my father married, they moved to Missouri where Goo Goo Clusters weren’t as easy to find (if at all in the 1960′s), so she made sure to enjoy them every time they made a trip back to Tennessee to visit her family. When I was 2 years old, we lost my mother in a tragic auto accident. Because I can’t really say that I remember anything about her, I have to cling to the wonderful memories about her that have been told to me by those who loved and knew her best. One of the things that has been told to me over and over again by both my father and my aunt is how much my mother adored Goo Goo Clusters — I mean, she ADORED them — ha ha!
While I was growing up in Missouri, I only had access to Goo Goo Clusters when we would travel to Tennessee to visit my mother’s family. My father would always make a point to buy a Goo Goo Cluster for me while we were there. Not only was it delicious, but it reminded us both of someone so precious that we had lost. I’m very happy to say that as an adult, I can now get a Goo Goo Cluster anytime I want — even in the state of Missouri (thank you, Cracker Barrel!)
Goo Goo Clusters all on their own are wonderful. But for me, they’re so much more than a yummy cluster of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and marshmallow (I’m a stickler for the Original that my mother loved). Because of the sweet thoughts they bring about my mother and those that loved her so much……you would think each one I ate was dipped in gold :)
Thank you so much Standard Candy Company for continuing to make something so special.
— Gretchen M
Okay, so we know Boxing Day isn’t an observed holiday here in the U.S., but we like the sound of it, so we’ve decided to observe it in our own special way — by giving YOU a gift today!
For any order of $40 or more placed in our online store today (12/26/13), that shipment will get a FREE 3-pack box of Goo Goo Cluster Originals!
Free ground shipping on all orders over $30 at www.googoo.com
Friday, December 13th, 2013 – Sunday, December 15th, 2013
Use code FREESHIP13 at checkout!
Bride & Groom:
Alyssa and Patrick Connolly
August 3, 2013
Marathon Village, Nashville, TN
“When it came down to the planning we knew we wanted our wedding to portray our style as a couple and introduce some of our favorite things to our closest family and friends. Patrick and I held both our Ceremony and Reception at Marathon Village’s Event Space in Nashville. I had been in love with the historic buildings since a young age and enjoyed the urban flare it set for the evening.” ~ Alyssa
“Patrick and I both grew up with parents in the Military and were used to moving frequently. We met in High School while in Tennessee and it has been our longest stay for years. We now consider Nashville home and wanted to incorporate some southern treats into our wedding reception. From the drinks to the desserts we made sure to use local items from vendors here in town. Patrick and I were most excited about the desserts and wedding favors!
Since we are both foodies with quite a sweet tooth, we knew we wanted our favors to be edible. The first thing that came to our minds were Goo Goo Clusters! The Goo Goos were quite the rage all evening and were a hit with guests of all ages. Another thing I liked was that each Goo Goo Cluster was individually wrapped and allowed guests to stash a few for their trips home. I think this little sweet treat helped bring to life our vision in a big way and portray our love of the city to our out of town friends and family.” ~ Alyssa
We’re happy to announce that you can now find all 3 varieties of Goo Goo Clusters in Harris Teeter stores!
To find Goo Goos near you, be sure to use our Store Locator.
My niece, born and raised in Nashville (a sixth generation Nasvillian) works in Haiti. Knowing that she sometimes misses her hometown I sent her a twelve pack of Goo Goo Candy Bars to share with her office staff.
My thank you note from her came in the form of a picture posted on Facebook of her Haitian coworker pronouncing Goo Goo Bars to be "Bon Goo!".
— Darla Joure
I was in my early twenties and working for Capitol/EMI at the New York office in their Promotion Dept. In 1980, we had a new British band named Kajagoogoo and someone at the record company used the Goo Goo Cluster as part of a promotion for the band. We had a substantial shipment sent directly from the factory to New York to use as giveaways for an appearance by the band.
Despite the fact that I had lived in South Carolina in the mid 1970s and made frequent trips to Eastern Tennessee, I had never gotten the opportunity to try a Goo Goo Cluster. Well, when the promotion director brought in a few boxes just for us and I got my first taste of a fresh one …. WOW!
I think I snuck about 10 of them out of my office to take home! Without question, they are the most delicious candy I have ever tasted!
— Terry Day
Earlier this month we traveled down to Athens, Georgia for the fabulous Southern C Summit, a forum for Southern bloggers, businesses, and brands.
As a sponsor of this incredible event, we were responsible for hosting the afternoon break for all attendees. You know that time of day when you hit a slump? A couple of hours after lunch when you need a pick-me-up to get you through the rest of the day? Yep. That time.
What better way to wake a person up than feed them a Goo Goo?! Well, we took it a step further by teaming up with the amazing folks at Epting Events. We wanted them to create a dessert for us using Goo Goo Clusters. Simple enough. A cookie, a pie, a brownie – whatever they wanted to do, we were open.
Well, how astounded were we when they came up with not one, not two, but NINE (yes 9!) incredible dishes?!? And there weren’t just desserts, they also incorporated Goo Goos into savory bites: a Pork Slider with Goo Goo Mole Sauce, Country Ham Biscuit with Goo Goo Cluster Crumble and Chocolate-Dipped Bacon with a Crunchy Goo Goo Cluster Coating.
The sweets were: Empanadas with a Goo Goo Cluster Filling, a Goo Goo Cluster Cannoli, Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries with a Crunchy Goo Goo Cluster Coating, Goo Goo Cluster Shortbread, Goo Goo Cluster Caramel Popcorn, and even a Bourbon Goo Goo Cluster Milkshake.
Thank you Epting Events for going above and beyond in coming up with some truly outstanding Goo Goo creations!