Generally I don't buy a lot of snacks, and these days my cravings tend to go toward home baked rather than prepackaged goodies. In fact I only buy candy at Halloween or when I go to the cinema. My friend and I agreed that Reece's Peanut Butter Cups are still holding their own (my usual choice at the cinema concession stand) but that was about it.
However, I have to take a moment to give a shout out to Goo Goo Clusters. What are Goo Goos, you ask? Well, Goo Goos are individually wrapped, nougat-y, goopy, caramel, nuts, chocolaty goodness. Here is the description presented by wikipedia.
I used to pick up a box of Goo Goos on my way back from a visit to my grandparents in Tennessee (Goo Goos are manufactured in Nashville). Bringing them to the natives of New England I enjoyed watching my friends' faces light up with their first bite.
A package arrived at my place yesterday via UPS, and as soon as I saw the Goo Goo logo on the side of the box I started grinning my head off. In honor of Goo Goo's 100th (!) anniversary, my parents had ordered me a commemorative tin filled with yummy clusters.
I have to say Goo Goo has put a lot of extra care and attention into their 100th year. The enclosed candy tasted better than it ever has. The quality made it taste like the homemade treats your grandma (or in my case, my grandpa) used to make right in the kitchen. I love that these candies are created here in America. And I especially love that-in a time of cutting corners on quality and customer service-Goo Goo has stepped it up big time.
I encourage you to visit their fun and informative website for all things Goo Goo. And I hope you'll incorporate Goo Goo Clusters into your holiday celebration before the 100th anniversary celebration is over!