A warm copper kettle might seem a humble beginning, but that’s exactly where the iconic Goo Goo Cluster was born. America’s first combination candy bar was invented at the Standard Candy Company in 1912.

In the past 111 years, Nashville’s notable candy — consisting of chocolate, caramel, marshmallow nougat and roasted peanuts — has undergone only a couple of changes. The Supreme Goo Goo Cluster with pecans instead of peanuts debuted in 1982, and the Peanut Butter Goo Goo Cluster was introduced in 1991.

Country music fans may recognize the classic candy from its longtime partnership with the Grand Ole Opry or from the flagship retail store on Third Avenue South. In 2021, the brick-and-mortar location underwent immense renovation to become Goo Goo Chocolate Co., with expanded offerings like “Design A Goo Goo” kiosks. Stop by the Nashville storefront for a sweet treat and a history lesson to go “Goo Goo” over!