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Goo Goo Clusters Announces 7th Annual Summer Chef Series

Summer Chef Series revisits previous favorites from six iconic Nashville chefs to benefit Nashville Food Project.

Goo Goo Cluster, the iconic Southern heritage candy brand which has produced America’s first combination candy bar for more than 100 years, is launching its 7th Annual Summer Chef Series on Thursday, July 1.

The series, which will run until the end of August, will draw on the nostalgia of summer by flashing back to some favorite previous Summer Chef Series collaborators, allowing Goo Goo lovers to get one more taste of some of the previous years’ bestsellers. Once again, ten percent of all sales from the Summer Chef Series confections will be donated to the Nashville Food Project. 

“Our Summer Chef Series has become a highly anticipated, fan-favorite event each summer,” says Beth Sachan, vice president of sales and marketing for Goo Goo Cluster. “The only complaint is that when they’re gone, they’re gone…until now! We are so excited to get to spend this summer with a flashback appearance of some previous Summer Chef Series’ superstar creations.”

For the month of July, these three flashback Goo Goo confections will be available while supplies last:

  • The Margoo from Margot McCormack of Café Margot: salted caramel, candied hazelnuts, hazelnut butter caramel ganache, and Willa's Classic Shortbread, all coated in rich dark chocolate  
  • Mocha Bananza from Megan Williams of Etch, Etc. and Jasper’s: brown butter blondies, banana jam, candied pecans, salted caramel, and coffee white chocolate ganache, in a roasted white chocolate shell 
  • Holy Cannoli from David Tieman of Five Point Pizzawhipped ricotta ganache, mini chocolate chips, cannoli shell pieces, candied orange peel nougat, and honey roasted peanuts in dark chocolate

On August 1, three different Goo Goo Premiums will come into rotation for the month, featuring:

  • The Gertie from Karl Worley of Biscuit Lovepeanut butter, pretzels, caramelized banana jam, and vanilla wafers, all covered in dark chocolate
  • Tennessee Waltz from Rebekah Turshen of City Housechocolate caramel ganache and espresso pecan praline nougat, covered in a rich, dark chocolate
  • Ninahot from Nina Singto of Thai Esanebasil milk chocolate ganache, rice krispies, and chili caramel in milk chocolate 

And this time when they’re gone, they’ll really be gone, so don’t miss your chance to get ‘em! All 3 chefs for each month will release at the same time and be available for the entirety of their featured month or while supplies last. The Summer Chef Series Goo Goo Premiums will be available to purchase at Goo Goo Cluster’s summer pop-up locations and each chef’s respective restaurant.

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.