Date: Sun, 1 Oct 1995 12:57:38 -0400


Subject: Re: 3rd Candy Bar (H****** Oilers Fans, Take Note) (fwd)

i assumed a different etymology for goo goo cluster: goobers in goo.

lynne m.

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."