Date: Sun, 1 Oct 1995 12:57:38 -0400
From: "M. Lynne Murphy" 104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA
Subject: Re: 3rd Candy Bar (H****** Oilers Fans, Take Note) (fwd)
i assumed a different etymology for goo goo cluster: goobers in goo.
The Goo Goo Cluster has been a curiosity since its origin. One account says
that Campbell settled on the name because his son, only a few months old at
the time, uttered those words when first introduced to the new candy. Another
version suggests that Campbell was struck with his son's first utterance and
decided it was an appropriate name. Whatever the true version, Standard Candy
Company has contended for years that a Goo Goo is the first thing a southem
baby requests.Along with the Goo Goo, the company, founded in I901, produces the
ever-popular King Leo stick candy, a staple in many southern homes and a common Christ mas treat and gift.
Since I968 the Grand Ole Opry has been singing the praises of the GooGoo, sharing
the wise culinary advice with those in attendance and reaching thousands more
over W S M radio. So closely associated is the candy with the Opry, some have
suggested that "Goo" stands for Grand Ole Opry. Grant Turner continues to let
listeners know how to order the candy by mail, encouraging them further with
the familiar slogan: "Go Get a Goo Goo.... It's Good."