Nut Goodie

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Nut Goodie
A Nut Goodie whole and split

Nut Goodie is a candy bar manufactured by Pearson's Candy Company of Saint Paul, Minnesota and available in the United States. It is a concoction of chocolate, maple, and peanuts and is distantly related in construction to Pearson's Bun candy bars. The Nut Goodie was once a 2 oz. bar and then shrunk to 1.75 oz., which has been its current size for the past 30 years.[1]

The Nut Goodie was introduced in 1912 as one of the first manufactured products of Pearson's Candy Company for the cost of 5¢. It went on to become one of the company's most successful products and is still available today, outlasting other Pearson's candy bars like the Seven-Up Bar. At some point during its history the recipe and wrapper were slightly changed, but restored to the original recipe and wrapper when two Pearson's employees bought the company in 1985.[2]

Bonny Wolf, a weekend food commentator on National Public Radio, stated that "Nut Goodies are to Minnesota what Goldenberg's Peanut Chews are to Pennsylvania.[3] The Nut Goodie is known as "A Minnesota Classic".


  1. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions Archived 2011-07-15 at the Wayback Machine." Pearson's Candy site. Retrieved on November 21, 2010
  2. ^ "Pearson's History". United States: Pearson's. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  3. ^ Wolf, Bonny. "Sweet Memories Of Nut Goodies Gone By." National Public Radio. May 31, 2009. Retrieved on August 4, 2009.

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