Do you have a favorite candy bar? What is it?
Goo Goo Cluster. If you've never heard of it, you're not alone. Despite being historically important, Goo Goo's were unknown to me until recently. My dear friend Megan, who lives in Tennessee, introduced me to this delicacy.
Goo Goo's are made in Nashville and are popular in the South. They were -- and I'm not exaggerating -- the very first candy bar made in America. Goo Goo's began in 1912 and are celebrating their 100th Anniversary this year.
Besides being historical, they're delicious! I'm fussy about sweet things and these bars are phenomenal. A simple combination of classic ingredients but in such perfect balance that they play like a symphony. Marshmallow, caramel and roasted peanuts, covered in chocolate.
To introduce you guys to them, I just ordered a box and will be mailing samples out to my friends. If you find candy in your mailbox, it means I like you. :)
Have you ever heard of these? What's your favorite candy bar?
Mmm! Googoo supremes are my favorite (pecans instead of peanuts). How could I not get my best buds hooked on 'em! I think the only thing better is if they made a dark chocolate version. Even the original beats a "turtle" hands down.ReplyDelete
I still remember laying across the backseat of my grandparents car growing up listening to the Grand Ole Opry - Sponsored by Googoo Clusters and Martha White flour!
I want to try the supreme and peanut butter versions, so I bought myself a combo-pack of all three types.Delete
I just learned that they gave out Goo Goo's as prizes to the kids on my favorite TV show of my childhood, "Wonderama."
Wow, that sounds delicious! I know this sounds strange, but I don't think I HAVE a favorite candy bar [I eat chocolate candies, just not in bar form often, if that makes sense]. I love dark chocolate with various add-ins. Depends on my mood as to what I get. I love the chocolate from Trader Joe's. Inexpensive + delicious. Have you tried that dark chocolate with speculoos bar yet? I heard that is insanely yummy.ReplyDelete
I was in Trader Joe's yesterday and picked up some dark chocolate. Couldn't resist.Delete
sounds very yammy. I'm not a fan of sweets (don't kill me) so I don't have favorite candy bar and since I'm allergic to all kind of peanuts there are very few ones I could try. On the other hand I already see my hubby putting Goo Goo on his list of food for his travel to USReplyDelete
I'm not a fan of sweets either, which is why I was so surprised to like these so much. They're perfect.Delete
I've never heard of them, but they look & sound delish!ReplyDelete
Have a fab weekend Hun xoxo
I did not realize they still made Goo Goo Clusters! Regional candy is so fascinating. Have you ever read Candyfreak?ReplyDelete
My all-time favorites are peanut butter cups. Reese's is the usual brand, but I will try any kind. I do miss Marathon bars, though; something about that braided caramel was just so delightful.
Wow! I've never heard of these! I'm not a huge fan of chocolate bars (I know...) but I really like Butterfingers and those cookies and creme bars. My favourites are lollipops though :)ReplyDelete
Looks super yummy. My fave might be Snickers. Just because it's available everywhere :DReplyDelete
i most certainly know about the GooGoo!! now can i convince you to have a moonpie with an rc cola? ;)ReplyDelete
I've never heard of these, but they sound delicious. I've been pretty partial to those Take 5 candy bars lately...they have chocolate, caramel, pretzel, peanuts and peanut butter (five ingredients). Perfect blend of crunchy/salty/sweet!ReplyDelete
Never heard of these... they look so yummy and i like the vintage feel of the ad.ReplyDelete
My faves....Twix and lately dark chocolate Ritter with hazelnuts. I am a sweet tooth.
The name of this candy is quite amusing.The word "goo" just has so many strange associations, haha! Either way, the fact that it was the first candy bar ever made is rather fascinating.ReplyDelete
There are several competing theories on how the candy got its name. The most likely is a reference to baby sounds. Some people like to say it is an acronym for the Grand Ole Opry because they are both located in Nashville, but the candy existed a decade before the Opry opened, disproving that notion.Delete
omg YES. I love goo goo clusters! I had it for the first time a few years ago when I was in Columbus of all places. AND it is delicious! My favorite candy bar though is Cadbury Fruit and Nut before they were taken over by Hershey. GOSH the amount of fruit in it!ReplyDelete
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Mine is Capitán del Espacio, an alfajor with dulce de leche ;)ReplyDelete
I have had these before, they are amazing! I am really down for anything caramel, which is funny because my dad HATES caramel. :PReplyDelete
My god they look sooooo good! Wish they would sell them in germany, haha.ReplyDelete
I love caramel, evething with it.
I've had them!! They are EVIL-as in ADDICTIVE!!!ReplyDelete
HMMM--favorite candy?? Mounds bar.
That looks and sounds sort of like a "Picnic", an Australian candy bar. I'm not a huge fan of candy,but if I must have a candy bar I'll have either a "Flake" or a "Crunchie"!ReplyDelete
i have never heard of these, but they look and sound delightful!! My favorite candy bar is violet crumble. i wrote about it a little while ago...i haven't been able to find it in stores!ReplyDelete
I'm from the south, and I have oddly never had one of these. My favorite candy bar was the Mars Bar, which I don't think they make anymore, but the Snickers Almond is pretty much the same thing. I'm also in love with some locally-made almond bark...my mouth is watering just thinking about it. I should send you some. How well does chocolate mail??ReplyDelete
Good in the Winter; terrible in the Summer. :)Delete
Never heard of them ... but OMGoodness!!! If they were sold in South Africa a whole ton of them would be coming in through my front door ... marshmallow and caramel are two of my favourite sweeties and then add the peanuts and a bit of chocolate ... h.e.a.v.e.n.!!!!ReplyDelete