The October 2012 issue of Southern Living listed Goo Goo Cluster’s 100th birthday celebration in “Hot off the Skillet”. See it here.
WRITTEN by BSachan on October 10, 2012
Last week the Goo Goo Cluster crew, including our friends, the Hogslop String Band, traveled from Nashville to take on the Big Apple! We kicked off the trip with an early morning appearance on Fox and Friends on Friday. Fox and Friends co-anchor Steve Doocy wished Goo Goo a Happy 100th Birthday on air! Then Friday night it was off to Broadway! The guests of Chaplin the Musical got a really sweet, surprise ending- Goo Goo Clusters! Wayne Allen Wilcox, who plays the role of Sydney Chaplin, Charlie’s brother, just so happens to be a Tennessee native with ties to Goo Goo Cluster. He performed at Opryland theme park when he was in high school. The theme park (sadly not around any longer), was also the home to the Grand Ole Opry, which Goo Goo Cluster was a sponsor of for 4 decades. “Look at us, Goo Goo Clusters and me from Tennessee, bringing a yummy taste of home to Chaplin in NYC,” said Wilcox. On Saturday, Dylan’s Candy Bar, the 3-story flagship store located at 3rd and 60th, celebrated Goo Goo Cluster Day! Customers of all ages were excited to sample Goo Goo Clusters- many of them for the very first time. Thankfully displays throughout the store were overflowing with Goo Goos, because as soon as they got a taste of the gooey confection, they wanted to know where they could find them. And they weren’t just picking up one- they were grabbing them by the handful! “Making Wrinkles […]
WRITTEN by BSachan on October 10, 2012
The October 8, 2012 issue of Country Weekly magazine featured a spread on Goo Goo Cluster, along with a recipe for Loveless Cafe’s Goo Goo Pie. Read it here.
WRITTEN by BSachan on October 08, 2012
Sure, birthday cakes are great, but when you’re turning 100, one cake alone will not suffice! Instead, we’re having the ultimate dessert party here in Nashville. In celebration of Goo Goo Cluster’s 100th anniversary, more than 40 Nashville area restaurants, food trucks, cafes and bakeries will feature desserts inspired by the candy during the entire month of October! These chefs have gotten creative, so there’s a little bit of something for everyone- cupcakes, cookies, milkshakes, pies, cannoli, muffins, bread puddings, ice creams, brownies, cheesecakes, melts, tarts… there’s even a dessert salad! To join in this sweet celebration, visit one of these participating restaurants between October 1st and 31st*: 55 South Biscuit Love Truck Bound’ry Capitol Grille Cha Chah Chef’s Market Cafe and Take Away Coffee, Lunch. Copper Kettle F. Scott’s Fido Flyte Germantown Café Hit and Miss Ice Cream Jimmy Kelly’s Loveless Café Martin’s BBQ McCabe Pub Merchants Nero’s Grill Pied Piper Creamery Porta Via Italian Kitchen Provence Pucketts Red Pony Riffs Fine Street Food Saffire Silo Sloco Smoke et Al Table 3 Tayst The Cupcake Collection The Grilled Cheeserie The Painted Cupcake The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden The Southern The Turnip Truck Urban Fare The Wild Hare The Yellow Porch Watermark Wild Iris This dessert celebration is among the many events scheduled to commemorate a century of Goo Goo Cluster. Additional events will include the Goo Goo Cluster Jog ‘n Hog, The Great Goo Goo Scavenger Hunt, online contests, and appearances at Nashville area events. *Participating restaurants, which are subject to […]
WRITTEN by GAdmin on October 01, 2012
Andrew Knowlton shares his weakness for Goo Goo Clusters in the October 2012 issue of Bon Appétit magazine. Read more here.
WRITTEN by BSachan on September 30, 2012
What: The Great Goo Goo Scavenger Hunt When: Saturday, October 13, beginning at 12 p.m. Where: Downtown Nashville We’re turning 100, and instead of a birthday party where you bring us gifts, we’re having a scavenger hunt where we’ll be giving you prizes! ~The Great Goo Goo Scavenger Hunt~ On Saturday, October 13th, beginning at noon, a series of clues will be posted on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, leading participants to the secret locations. (Lightning 100 will also be posting the clues on its Facebook page) There are five locations in downtown Nashville which will be changed every hour on the hour. Once participants arrive at the location, they will find a Goo Goo ambassador on site with a box of specially marked Goo Goo Clusters. Those candies will serve as entries into drawings for an array of prizes, including concert tickets, gift certificates to area businesses, Goo Goo Clusters, and Goo Goo merchandise. For each location visited, participants will get one entry. Participants who visit all 5 locations – and acquire a specially marked Goo Goo Cluster from each – will be guaranteed to win a prize, and will be eligible to win the grand prize: a year’s worth of Goo Goo Clusters and $100 to spend at Goo Goo’s online store. For those who are unable to participate in The Great Goo Goo Scavenger Hunt, don’t be sad! We’ll also host a series of contests and giveaways on our Facebook page throughout the entire month of October […]
WRITTEN by GAdmin on September 28, 2012
What: Goo Goo Cluster’s 100th Anniversary Celebration When: Saturday, October 6, 2012 12 – 4 pm 3 – 4 pm Hogslop String Band performs live Where: Dylan’s Candy Bar 1011 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10065 If you’re in New York, come and celebrate with us! The Goo Goo Girls will be on hand giving out samples, we’ll have prize giveaways and we’re even bringing an awesome band from Nashville with us on the trip! facebook twitter pinterest google+
WRITTEN by GAdmin on September 27, 2012
Winner of the “Share Your Goo Goo Story” contest that Gail Kerr featured in her Tennessean column recently.Mary L Weakley holding a photo of her father’s country store that is still in Cumberland Furnace, TN, where she became one of our first Goo Goo customers. Mary’s story: “Gail Kerr, you really opened up a Pandora’s box of memories for me when you wrote the article about that piece of work called the Goo Goo Cluster. I learned it was 100 years old – just 3 years older than I am (January 20th 1915). I can remember that Goo Goo Cluster like it was yesterday – how it looked, tasted, and smelled! My dad had a general merchandise store in a small village in Dickson County, TN. Of course he had that candy showcase with mirrored doors in the back (I still have those hinged doors). That, of course, made it look like twice the amount. It was a beautiful place to stand and drool and wish. That Goo Goo was always my favorite and remained that for so many years. Back in those days drummers made the rounds about once a month. I had four brothers and we all remembered the day that candy drummer was due and we would be there when Bud Lusky put that sample container out and opened it- Oh, the heavenly smell coming off those sample candies! He had a small sample for each of us. Back in the 20s and early 30s, our village […]
WRITTEN by GAdmin on September 26, 2012
During the entire month of October, over thirty independent Nashville restaurants will celebrate Goo Goo Cluster’s “century of sweet success” by creating and serving a dessert inspired by the candy. Stay tuned for further details and a full list of participating restaurants. Be sure to follow the Goo Goo Cluster blog,Facebook page, and Twitter for the most up to date information regarding all events surrounding the 100th anniversary! facebook twitter pinterest google+
WRITTEN by GAdmin on September 17, 2012
Goo Goo Cluster will be a partner with Lightening 100 for their “Live on the Green” October 11th concert. Come see us, sample some delicious candy, and take a chance at winning some cool prizes, all while listening to some incredible music! For more information on “Live on the Green”, visit their website.
WRITTEN by GAdmin on September 17, 2012
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