Tuesday, April 18, 2006

GooGoo Supreme

I’ve never had a GooGoo Cluster, but I figured if I’m going to start, I’d better start at the top. I found these GooGoo Supreme at Economy Candy in NYC, which had just about everything ... except the regular GooGoo Cluster of course.


The GooGoo Supreme is made of marshmallow, caramel and pecans, all covered in milk chocolate. It’s a bit smaller bar than its bigger brother, the GooGoo Cluster, I’m guessing because of the inclusion of a premium ingredient like pecans. I prefer when companies just downsize the entire bar so that the proportions can be maintained, instead of just skimping on an element like the nuts.

I was rather excited about this combination as pecans are one of my favorite nuts and caramel and milk chocolate sound like great elements ... I wasn’t keen on the marshmallow idea, but something has to be the goo.

It’s not really gooey at all. It’s more like a turtle with a soft nougaty center. The milk chocolate is very sweet and has a slight waxy quality to it, but I’m wondering if my bars weren’t the freshest. The first one I opened (pictured) was a little chalky. The second one (the one reviewed) was quite a bit better in texture. The pecans are nice and super-abundant and the caramel gives it a soft chew. However, the whole thing descends into a sugary graininess towards the end that is just too sweet for me.

I don’t know if the bar was not fresh enough, so if I see another, I might give it another go around. I’m also still curious about the GooGoo Cluster, as I’m a fan of peanuts and caramel together.

Some history: the GooGoo Cluster boasts being the first combination candy bar (there were plenty of chocolate bars before that, but no one had thought of making combinations of ingredients and individually wrapping them like chocolate bars).

Name: GooGoo Supreme
  • 10 SUPERB
  • 9 YUMMY
  • 8 TASTY
  • 7 WORTH IT
  • 4 BENIGN
Brand: Standard Candy Company
Place Purchased: Econony Candy (NYC)
Price: $.59
Size: 1.5 ounces
Calories per ounce: 150
Categories: Chocolate, Caramel, Marshmallow, Nuts, United States

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  1. There’s a place on I-40 that advertizes the regular ones 3/$1.

    Comment by Dave on 4/18/06 at 10:17 am #
  2. Cybele's avatar

    Jeeze - I’d buy three at that price! Of course I have no idea where I-40 is.

    The prices on the GooGoo website were pretty good too and you don’t have to buy a whole case of them.

    Comment by Cybele on 4/18/06 at 12:55 pm #
  3. Why cant I get any of these delicious sounding things in australia? unfair.

    Comment by rikki on 4/18/06 at 2:39 pm #
  4. I-40 is the interstate that goes all the way from North Carolina to California.  This particular exit is between Smithville and Carthage, Tennessee.  Not such a big fan of these…they’re too sweet and look like a cow flop.  Rikki, they sound better than they taste, and taste better than they look.

    Comment by Dave on 4/19/06 at 12:19 am #
  5. Goo-Goos are made in Nashville, where I’m from. It sounds like you might have had an older one. The fresh ones have much gooey-er marshmallow. Please give them another try if you can! Email me if you want me to send you some better ones.

    Comment by Emily on 4/21/06 at 9:35 am #
  6. I discovered something quite delightful about these vintage little “bars”- aside from the fact that you can get 4 of them from the Dollar Tree for $.90- should you ever dare to buy one again.

    Well, I originally tried this with the GooGoo Peanut Butter, but the results weren’t nearly as surprising… I STUCK IT IN THE FREEZER!
    What came out was a whole new sort of candy (that REALLY shouldn’t be called a GooGoo). The chocolate broke off in solid, savory little chunks that were easy to soften by rolling around on my tongue, but the best part= The Once-Gooey Center. At first, I found it hard as a rock (think jawbreaker), but eventually I was able to break a good chunk off. The marshmallow and caramel became sort of one in the freezing, and when I started working them to a chewable consistency in my mouth, I was instantly reminded of French Taffy.

    Anyways, it was VERY good (tasty!)& worth a try. I highly recommend it! =]

    Comment by Weya on 5/04/07 at 11:53 pm #
  7. My in-laws just moved to Nashville and we went last week to visit. I bought a box of GooGoo Clusters from a shop at the airport. I’ve never had them before either! They’re pretty good!! Messy, but good!

    Comment by Freddie on 12/24/07 at 7:36 am #
  8. YUM, I just ate one of these. I buy the ones in the silver packaging. Purchase mine at the dollar tree. You can usually get four for a $1 which is an amazing deal. They are always very fresh as well, the box I bought doesn’t expire until next year. very gooey and yummy. I always pick up one of these or the pearson salted nut rolls while I’m at the dollar tree.

    Comment by Michelle on 5/09/09 at 1:06 pm #
  9. Is the marshmello in the googoo supreme pork or is it beef

    Comment by Imaperson on 4/29/10 at 3:32 pm #
  10. All three GooGoo Bar flavors are staples at Cracker Barrel

    Comment by Lee Scott on 3/11/11 at 3:58 pm #
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