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. 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."