Customer Stories

Goo Goo Love: Hilari and Grant’s Sweet Wedding


Bride & Groom:

Hilari Schaefer + Grant Williams

Wedding Date:

May 16, 2015



Wedding/Reception Location:

Belle Meade Plantation

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Photographer credit:

Rachel Moore Photography

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On Choosing the Location of the Wedding & Reception:

“We chose Belle Meade Plantation for both our ceremony and reception because it was the perfect backdrop for our Southern wedding. 95% of our guests were traveling from out of town, and we wanted to give them a warm Nashville welcome and a truly southern affair. It was the perfect size for our 125 guests and we were able to make full use of the gorgeous property. The ceremony was conducted under the big magnolia in the Boxwood Garden, passed appetizers, signature drinks, and lawn games took place under the eaves, we dined under twinkle lights in the back tent, and danced the night away in the Carriage House. Grant and I wanted our guests to feel loved and celebrated, and also introduce them to all things southern!” ~ Hilari

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On having Goo Goo Clusters as part of the big day:

“What is more iconic to Nashville than Goo Goo Clusters? We included Goo Goo Clusters in both our custom welcome bags that were hand delivered to guests at their hotels and also at the ceremony as part of our popcorn/sweet treats bar. We are both huge chocolate lovers and knew our guests would be in heaven after taking a first bite! The packaging alone is adorable, and combined with cowboy boot ribbon, made for the perfect chocolate-y addition to our celebrations.” ~ Hilari


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Goo Goo Love: Erin and David’s Sweet Wedding


Name of Bride & Groom:
Erin & David Zeigler

Wedding Date:
May 9, 2015


Wedding/Reception Location:

The Bridge Building in Downtown Nashville

Photographer credit:

B&B Portraits


Location of Wedding/Reception:

David & I were worried we wouldn’t get the kind of venue we imagined for our wedding: something modern but classy, with an atmosphere you can only find in Music City. We were ecstatic when we discovered The Bridge Building — an indoor & outdoor space right across the Cumberland River. From our ceremony and reception space, our guests could get an amazing view of the Nashville skyline — complete with the famous “Batman Building” from across the river! After the big celebration, guests were able to walk across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge to dance the night away at the Honky Tonks on Lower Broad… and visit the Goo Goo Shop! It was perfect.


On having Goo Goo Clusters as part of the big day:

We didn’t have to look far to find the perfect party favor. David & I live downtown, and Goo Goo Clusters are made right in our neighborhood! With the Clusters we were able to give our out-of-town guests a piece of something that not only represents Nashville, but the home we now share. As for our friends in Tennessee, a lot of them were introduced to something a little different. We didn’t realize a lot of them had never tried the Peanut Butter Goo Goos! They went quick… we had to keep restocking our display! The candy was perfect to share with our loved ones. The sweet, southern treat that’s uniquely Nashville couldn’t have been better for our big day.


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A Delicious Souvenir

While out at The Station Inn in Nashville last evening, I couldn’t resist purchasing a GooGoo Cluster as usual. They was great gospel/inspirational singing going on, and I thought I might take one home (several blocks away) as a souvenir. Y’all….that souvenir sure was the best tasting thing I’ve tasted in a very long time. It was better than my first GooGoo many decades ago.

Keep up the great work. You never scrimp on the quality of your ingredients, the calories aren’t high, sodium is low as is the carb count. I noticed the new wrapper, and it’s working just fine to keep the candy fresh and full of flavor.

My mother (May she rest in peace) moved to Pittsburgh, PA in the 1980’s and found no GooGoos. She came and visited your office hoping to get GooGoos in at least one market or shop. She bought several boxes and had some shipped to her after that.

Now, I wish I had bought more than one. GooGoos are way too good.

— Betty Kendall

A TODAY Show Thank You

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On Thursday, December 19, 2013, I got to realize a dream by appearing on NBC’s TODAY Show. I got to talk with Matt, Savannah, Al, Natalie and Carson and take the show to commercial break with those famous words, “This is Today on NBC!”. It was quite a day for me and my family and friends. We were treated like VIP’s and is an event that none of us will ever forget.

To say thank you, I wanted to send something quintessentially Tennessee to the Associate Producer who helped me, Alex Ficquette, and all the anchors and behind the scenes professionals at NBC. So today, I sent the case of Goo Goos so that all could enjoy. I hope they like them as much as I have my whole life.

— Pat McAfee

Cherising Beautiful Memories

My mother grew up in Middle Tennessee in the 1940’s and 50’s. Her favorite treat as a child, and on into adulthood, was the Goo Goo Cluster. When she and my father married, they moved to Missouri where Goo Goo Clusters weren’t as easy to find (if at all in the 1960’s), so she made sure to enjoy them every time they made a trip back to Tennessee to visit her family. When I was 2 years old, we lost my mother in a tragic auto accident. Because I can’t really say that I remember anything about her, I have to cling to the wonderful memories about her that have been told to me by those who loved and knew her best. One of the things that has been told to me over and over again by both my father and my aunt is how much my mother adored Goo Goo Clusters — I mean, she ADORED them — ha ha!

While I was growing up in Missouri, I only had access to Goo Goo Clusters when we would travel to Tennessee to visit my mother’s family. My father would always make a point to buy a Goo Goo Cluster for me while we were there. Not only was it delicious, but it reminded us both of someone so precious that we had lost. I’m very happy to say that as an adult, I can now get a Goo Goo Cluster anytime I want — even in the state of Missouri (thank you, Cracker Barrel!)

Goo Goo Clusters all on their own are wonderful. But for me, they’re so much more than a yummy cluster of chocolate, peanuts, caramel and marshmallow (I’m a stickler for the Original that my mother loved). Because of the sweet thoughts they bring about my mother and those that loved her so much……you would think each one I ate was dipped in gold 🙂

Thank you so much Standard Candy Company for continuing to make something so special.

— Gretchen M

Goo Goo Love: Alyssa and Patrick’s Sweet Wedding

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Bride & Groom:

Alyssa and Patrick Connolly

Wedding Date:

August 3, 2013


Wedding Location:

Marathon Village, Nashville, TN

Photographer Credit:

Jessie Holloway Photography

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“When it came down to the planning we knew we wanted our wedding to portray our style as a couple and introduce some of our favorite things to our closest family and friends. Patrick and I held both our Ceremony and Reception at Marathon Village’s Event Space in Nashville. I had been in love with the historic buildings since a young age and enjoyed the urban flare it set for the evening.” ~ Alyssa

Alyssa-Goo-Goo-Wedding-3On having Goo Goo Clusters as part of the big day:

“Patrick and I both grew up with parents in the Military and were used to moving frequently. We met in High School while in Tennessee and it has been our longest stay for years. We now consider Nashville home and wanted to incorporate some southern treats into our wedding reception. From the drinks to the desserts we made sure to use local items from vendors here in town. Patrick and I were most excited about the desserts and wedding favors!

Since we are both foodies with quite a sweet tooth, we knew we wanted our favors to be edible. The first thing that came to our minds were Goo Goo Clusters! The Goo Goos were quite the rage all evening and were a hit with guests of all ages. Another thing I liked was that each Goo Goo Cluster was individually wrapped and allowed guests to stash a few for their trips home. I think this little sweet treat helped bring to life our vision in a big way and portray our love of the city to our out of town friends and family.” ~ Alyssa

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