Friday, June 15, 2012

How Goo Goos Are Made: This Week in the Scene

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Quality control is very important on the Goo Goo line at Standard Candy Co. So are hairnets. And beard nets.
  • Photo: Eric England
  • Quality control is very important on the Goo Goo line at Standard Candy Co. So are hairnets. And beard nets.
This week in the Scene, instead of a regular restaurant review, we sent our writer Abby White (also editor of our sister publication Her) to take a tour of Nashville's Standard Candy Co. and learn all the secrets of production behind the 100-year-old treat known as the Goo Goo Cluster.

Like all plucky correspondents chasing down the story in an exotic environment, Abby dons the requisite wardrobe — in this case, not a flak jacket or safari vest, but a white coat and a green hairnet.

Abby even gets to taste a very special treat, a rare double Goo Goo (would that be a Goo Goo Goo Goo?) plucked straight off the conveyor belt. Check out Abby's full story here and see more of Eric England's photos of the Goo Goo tour after the jump.

Layers of caramel and nougat line up to be drenched in chocolate on the Goo Goo production line.
  • Photo: Eric England
  • Layers of caramel and nougat line up to be drenched in chocolate on the Goo Goo production line.

Here come the nuts.

Packaging at the ready.

Looking good.

Ready to roll.

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