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In 1912, in a copper kettle at the Standard Candy Company at Clark & First Avenue in Nashville, Tennessee, the first combination candy bar was invented. A roundish mound of luscious caramel, creamy marshmallow nougat and fresh roasted peanuts all covered in real milk chocolate, the Goo Goo Cluster has been delighting Nashvillians and visitors to Music City ever since.
Goo Goo Clusters were originally hand dipped and sold without wrappers under glass at drug store candy counters. With the dawn of hand wrapping, a team of ladies was responsible for swaddling the Goo Goo Clusters in tin foil before they were sold. Eventually, machinery was put in place to automate wrapping the candy. Today, the process is so streamlined that Standard Candy Company in Nashville can produce 20,000 clusters in one hour!
In the years since the birth of the Original Goo Goo Cluster, the company has introduced two new flavors to their product line; the Supreme, which replaces peanuts with pecans, and the Peanut Butter, a peanut butter center sprinkled with crunchy peanuts then covered in real milk chocolate.
Over the last two years, other exciting additions to the brand’s offerings are the flagship retail store, the Goo Goo Shop, and the Goo Goo Shop Dessert Bar. Located in the SoBro area of downtown Nashville, the retail store and cafe give visitors the opportunity to walk through history as they peruse a 100+ year timeline complete with artifacts from the Goo Goo archives, feast their eyes upon Premium Goo Goos being made by hand in a glassed-encased confectionery kitchen and satisfy their sweet tooth with delicious baked treats, gourmet confections, and ice cream.
The Goo Goo Shop is the exclusive retailer of Premium Goo Goos, 4-ounce candies made with a wide variety of inclusions. The Premium menu rotates periodically and new, unique flavors are introduced on a regular basis, with four to six options available on any given day.
For more information on Goo Go Cluster and Goo Goo Shop and Dessert Bar, visit us online at www.googoo.com.