Goo Goo candy was created in Nashville back in 1912 and the Goo Goo outlet located in this historic dairy barn is the first and only retail outlet of its kind. Located on the property of Fontanel the former log home owned by country music star Barbara Mandrell the barn was there before Mandrell’s log house was ever built.
Guides at Fontanel said, “When the property was used as a farm, this dairy barn was revolutionary It was the first barn in the Southeast to allow cows to walk up a ramp for milking, thus enabling the farmer to milk the cows while standing up.”
Now the barn has made history again being the first retail venue for Goo Goo candy, which was first produced in 1912, in a copper kettle at the Standard Candy Company that was located at Clark and First Avenue in Nashville.
When visiting, I made it a mission to bring home some of the wonderful candy that is comprised of caramel, marshmallow nougat, fresh roasted peanuts and real milk chocolate.
The Goo Outpost is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., and closed on Tuesdays. Located at 4225 Whites Creek Pike, Nashville, TN 37189 log onto http://www.googoo.com for more information.