Did somebody say "Goo Goo Cluster?"

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
May 16, 2018

It seems like yesterday that I feel in love with Goo Goo Clusters, the iconic Southern candy As I wandered along Broadway in downtown Nashville in 2014, I couldn't think of the night's upcoming Tin Pan South concert; I couldn't think of meeting up with my friend that I hadn't seen since a Dave Matthews Band concert in 2012; I couldn't even think of the fact that my boyfriend of two-and-a-half years had just dumped me. All I could think was: "Where can I get my hands on another Goo Goo Cluster?" (As luck would have it, I was around the corner from their 3rd Ave S shop.)

Fast forward to 2018 and an unbelievable mashup has launched for cafffeine and cluster lovers nationwide: Cracker Barrel has debuted a new Crafted Coffee line featuring the Goo Goo Cluster Latte. "Part of the unique Cracker Barrel experience our guests love is rediscovering nostalgic candies that remind them of their childhood, so the well-loved Goo Goo Cluster holds a special place on our shelves," said Cracker Barrel's Vice President of Culinary Cammie Spillyards-Schaefer in a company press release. "The Goo Goo Cluster Latte offers guests a new way to enjoy this classic candy."

Goo Goo Cluster Latte
Credit: Courtesy Cracker Barrel

The Goo Goo Cluster Latte is a delightful blend of rich espresso and steamed milk combined with caramel, milk chocolate, peanut and nougat flavors. It's topped off with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and chopped Goo Goo Cluster candies. Made to order, you can enjoy this fine beverage hot or cold.

What ex-boyfriend?