Goo Goo Cluster
The GooGoo Cluster is an American candy bar created in 1912 by Howell Campbell and the Standard Candy Company in Nashville, Tennessee. The disk-shaped candy bar contains marshmallow nougat, caramel and roasted peanuts covered in milk chocolate. Variations include GooGoo Supreme (pecans replace the peanuts) and Peanut Butter GooGoo (peanut butter replaces marshmallow nougat and caramel).
GooGoo Cluster is considered the first combination candy bar, meaning it contained several types of candy rather than an all-chocolate bar. The name is thought to refer to the sound a baby makes. The candy was sold at the Grand Ole Opry (GOO), which was established in 1925, 13 years after the candy's debut. However, Standard Candy (with particular emphasis on the GooGoo Cluster) was a long-time sponsor of the program.
In popular culture
The product has appeared in the movies Nashville, The Nutty Professor and Charlie's War. It has also appeared in the PC video games "Redneck Rampage" and "Viva Pinata".
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- "Redneck Rampage". MobyGames. Retrieved 15 October 2013.
- www.GooGoo.com official site