Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores has stepped up to the plate with a new crafted coffee and we are way too excited to try it out. The restaurant, known for serving up homestyle food in a fun and family environment, is rolling out a new espresso drink featuring the classic candy, the Goo Goo Cluster.
Invented in Nashville, Tennessee, back in 1912 at the Standard Candy Company, the Goo Goo Cluster combines the flavors of caramel, marshmallow nougat, fresh roasted peanuts and real milk chocolate into a delicious treat with a silly name. While many stories speculate the origin of its name, many stories point to the fact that a baby’s first words are goo-goo, suggesting that “It is so good, people will ask for it from birth.”
The Goo Goo Cluster Latte
It’s no surprise that these Goo Goo flavors would pair up nicely with a shot of signature espresso beans and some steamed milk. The coffee beverage will feature an espresso and steamed milk base served with whipped cream, caramel sauce and chopped up Goo Goo Cluster candy.
It’s a match made in the country kitchen. Goo Goo Cluster Vice President of Sales and Marketing Beth Sachan shares, “Cracker Barrel and Goo Goo both share a special place in people’s hearts because they invoke nostalgia and celebrate a shared American heritage, and the Goo Goo Cluster Latte is a unique homage to America’s original combination candy bar.” We couldn’t agree more, Beth.
The new premium Goo Goo Cluster Latte is the newest coffee creation on their crafted coffee menu. Other premium coffee beverages include Mocha, Latte, Vanilla Latte and Caramel Latte which can be served either warm or iced.
Each of the drinks start at $3.29, making these unique beverages wallet-friendly. And keep an eye out for more seasonal drinks coming your way at a Cracker Barrel near you.