Customer Stories

Bon Goo! from Haiti

My niece, born and raised in Nashville (a sixth generation Nasvillian) works in Haiti. Knowing that she sometimes misses her hometown I sent her a twelve pack of Goo Goo Candy Bars to share with her office staff.

My thank you note from her came in the form of a picture posted on Facebook of her Haitian coworker pronouncing Goo Goo Bars to be "Bon Goo!".

— Darla Joure


I was in my early twenties and working for Capitol/EMI at the New York office in their Promotion Dept. In 1980, we had a new British band named Kajagoogoo and someone at the record company used the Goo Goo Cluster as part of a promotion for the band. We had a substantial shipment sent directly from the factory to New York to use as giveaways for an appearance by the band.

Despite the fact that I had lived in South Carolina in the mid 1970s and made frequent trips to Eastern Tennessee, I had never gotten the opportunity to try a Goo Goo Cluster. Well, when the promotion director brought in a few boxes just for us and I got my first taste of a fresh one …. WOW!

I think I snuck about 10 of them out of my office to take home! Without question, they are the most delicious candy I have ever tasted!

— Terry Day

Goo Goo Love: Russ and Carrie’s Sweet Wedding

GOO_GOO Valentine truelove

Bride & Groom: 

Carrie and Russ Ramsey

Date of Wedding:

May 26, 2013

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Location of Wedding/Reception:

“Russ and I met while both attending graduate school at Vanderbilt, and our first dates were filled with exploring everything Nashville had to offer (restaurants, concerts, outdoor activities).  It was important to us that our friends and family experienced the city we fell in love with, especially since most of our wedding guests were visiting Nashville for the first time.

We exchanged our vows at Scarritt Bennett’s Wightman Chapel, which was right down the street from where Russ and I first met. Afterwards, we headed to the Nashville Zoo, where cocktail hour was filled with carousel rides and special guest appearances by a few ‘animal ambassadors’, followed by dining and dancing in the Jungle Terrace Pavilion. ” ~ Carrie

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

“One of our favorite parts of the wedding planning process was putting together gift bags for our out-of-town guests.  Since these gift bags would serve as the first official ‘welcome’ to our guests, we knew Goo Goo Clusters were the perfect item to give our guests a taste of Nashville.

And perfect they were!  We had friends and family coming up to us all weekend saying, ‘And those Goo Goo Clusters?? Amazing! I’m going to find some more to take back with me to Texas/Michigan/Massachusetts/Oregon/etc.’

We could not have had a more perfect addition to our wedding gift bags, and we could not have worked with better people at Goo Goo to make it happen.” ~ Carrie

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International Vanderbilt Executive MBA Program loves Goo Goo

We host more than 50 executive students from partner schools in Brazil, Canada, and Mexico. When we started putting together a bag of goodies for our guests we wanted something truly "Nashville." Of course, GooGoo clusters were the first thing to come to mind! Thank you Standard Candy for being a Nashville tradition for 100 years! We are proud to feature GooGoos as part of our international Vanderbilt Executive MBA Program!

— Juli Bennett

Rain or Pour, Goo Goos Rule!

Driving from Palm Springs to Los Angeles.
It was raining so hard, traffic was moving at 10 MPH and the windshield wipers were overwhelmed by the huge volume of rain pounding my car.

I remembered that I had a box of Goo Goos in the trunk and the longer the rain lasted, the more I thought about that box of Goo Goos.

Why not? I pulled over and casually walked to my trunk, getting totally drenched and grabbed that box of heaven.

The remainder of my trip was a real pleasure. I was soaking wet, but every bite of my Goo Goos made my trip fabulous. I didn’t care how long the rain lasted or how long it would take
to get to L.A.

Goo Goos rule!

— Alan Hamel

Great Childhood Memory

Growing up as a child in Mississippi, I remember my dad taking us to this country store up the street. It was a tradition of his to take us to the store each Friday afternoon. My siblings would run in and grab various kinds of candy and chips and other treats. I didn’t. I had one candy on my mind and it was a Goo-Goo Cluster. I remember the shiny silver pack and how I used to finish it before leaving the store. Over the years, nothing has changed. Today at 31 years old, GooGoo Cluster is still my favorite candy. As a mother of two, my daughter’s and I have one thing in common. Our love for the GooGoo Cluster. Though the wrapper and the packaging has changed with time, the candy itself is still the same. The flavor brings back a childhood memory each time I have one. The GooGoo Cluster is a great childhood memory of mine and from the looks of it, my children will have the same memory when they become adults.

— Heather Harris -Glover