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Local chefs serve up Goo Goo Cluster desserts

40+ Local restaurants tip their culinary cap to the Nashville made confection

Written By:  Erin B. Murray

Photographers:  Beth Sachan

Yellow Porch - Goo Goo Cluster Peanut Butter Mousse filled Brownie
F. Scotts — Goo Goo Peanut Butter Tart
Loveless Café — Goo Goo Pie
Photo courtesy the Loveless Cafe
Flyte — Clusters Last Stand
Smoke Et Al — Goo Goo Cluster Goat Cheesecake
The Painted Cupcake — Goo Goo Cluster Cupcake
Prime 108 — Goo Goo Dessert
Bound'ry — Goo Goo Chocolate Pie
Coffee, Lunch — Goo Goo Turtle Bar

The Southern — Goo Goo Cluster Bread Pudding
Sloco — Goo Goo Cookies
Hit and Miss — Goo Goo Ice Cream
Silo — Goo Goo Pie
Merchants — Goo Goo Cluster Bread Pudding with Banana Gelato
Cupcake Collection — Goo Goo Cluster cupcake
Chefs Market — Goo Goo Caramel Apple Salad
Photo courtesy Chef's Market
The Grilled Cheeserie - Goo Goo Clusters Goo-Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake
McCabe Pub — Goo Goo Pie
Photo courtesy Amanda Saad
Biscuit Love — Goo Goo Bonuts
Neros Grill — Goo Goo Dessert
Fido — Goo Goo Rice Crispy Treats
Fido — Goo Goo Cheesecake
Fido — Goo Goo Muffin
Martin's BBQ Joint — Goo Goo Cluster Biscuit with Chocolate Gravy
Turnip Truck — Goo Goo Brownies
Photo courtesy Amanda Saad
Cha Chah — Goo Goo Dessert

One hundred birthdays bring plenty of excuses to celebrate—especially if you're a nutty, chocolate-y Nashville-made treat. October marks Goo Goo Cluster's official centennial and more than 40 local restaurants, food trucks, and bakeries are paying tribute with Cluster-inspired desserts.

The latest news is that some of the restaurants are going to keep the Goo Goo desserts on the menu indefinitely!

Where to get your Goo Goo dessert:

55 South— Goo Goo Chess Pie

Biscuit Love Truck — 
"The Howell Campbell" aka Goo Goo Cluster bonuts - fried biscuit dough filled with marshmallow cream, rolled in peanut butter dust, drizzled with caramel and served with chocolate gravy

 — Goo Goo Pie: Chocolate cookie crust, chocolate nougat, salted caramel, peanuts, marshmallow cream, raspberry sauce

 — Goo Goo Cluster Cheesecake, Candied Peanuts, Toasted Marshamllow, Peanut Butter Anglaise

Chef's Market
— Goo Goo Caramel Apple Salad: apples, Goo Goo Clusters, vanilla pudding, whipped topping, caramel sauce, roasted peanuts

Coffee, Lunch
— Goo Goo Turtle Bar

Copper Kettle — Red velvet bread pudding with a warm goo goo sauce

F. Scott's
— Benton’s Bacon, Peanut Butter and Goo Goo Cluster Tart with Marshmallow Meringue, Graham Cracker Crust, Tennessee Sipping Cream Anglaise

 — Cluster Crunch rice crispy treat, Cuckoo for Goo Goo cheesecake, Hunk a Hunk a Goo Goo cookie and Bananas for Goo Goo muffin

— Cluster's Last Stand: chocolate-marshmallow fluff bombe, caramel mousse, toasted fluff, peanut croquant, salted peanut gelato

Germantown Café — Goo Goo Cluster bread pudding and Goo Goo Cluster cheesecake

Hit and Miss Ice Cream
— Goo Goo ice cream

Jimmy Kelly's — Goo Goo Martini and Goo Goo Cluster ice cream pie with coffee ice cream and topped with chopped Goo Goos

Loveless Café
— Goo Goo pie

Martin's BBQ Joint — Goo Goo Cluster Biscuit with chocolate gravy - sweet southern biscuits with Goo Goo Clusters folded in, baked and drizzled with warm chocolate gravy

McCabe Pub— Frozen Goo Goo pie


 — Goo Goo Cluster bread pudding with banana gelato

Nero's Grill — "The Ultimate Goo Goo Gift" - puff pastry box filled with crushed Goo Goo pieces, drizzle of caramel and chocolate and fresh whipped cream

Pied Piper Creamery

 — "Lady Goo Goo" - rich chocolate ice cream with chunks of goo goo candies, marshmallows, and pecans

Porta Via Italian Kitchen
 — Goo Goo Cluster gelato


 — Goo Goo Cluster brownie

 — Goo Goo Cluster Sundae- deep fried Goo Goo topped with vanilla ice cream, powdered sugar and chocolate syrup. Served in a skillet.

Prime 108

— Goo Goo Cluster molten lava cake with Jack Daniel’s caramel gelato

Red Pony
 — Goo Goo Cheesecake with bourbon-brown sugar syrup

Riffs Fine Street Food

 — Goo Goo Cluster Supreme biscuit pudding

 — Goo Goo Sundae: chocolate mousse, peanut caramel, chopped goo goo clusters, whipped cream and a strawberry on top, served in a mini mason jar.

— Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie with Goo Goo Cluster topping - Chocolate peanut butter ganache topped with thin layer of dark chocolate ganache and generously garnished with chunks of Goo Goo clusters.

 — Goo Goo Cluster cookie

Smoke Et Al
— Goo Goo Cluster Goat Cheesecake made with Noble Springs Dairy goat cheese

Table 3

In the market: Goo Goo Cluster butter bars - sweet butter bars with chunks of Goo Goo Clusters melted on top
In the restaurant: Goo Goo Cluster chocolate layer cake - Goo Goo Clusters baked inside a rich chocolate cake, layered with caramel buttercream, topped with dark chocolate ganache, peanut brittle and marshmallow fluff

Tayst— Goo Goo Canolli: Goo Goo shell with Benton’s bacon mousse and Jack Daniel’s honey glaze

The Cupcake Collection

— Goo Goo Cluster cupcake

 — almond butter cake filled with peanut buttercream and caramel, topped with chocolate icing and chopped peanuts to create the classic cluster, cake style

The Grilled Cheeserie — Goo Goo Cluster Goo-Gooey Chocolate Pudding Cake with Brown Sugar Caramel

The Painted Cupcake
"Gone Goo Goo" cupcake: fudgy chocolate cake with a made from scratch caramel center, roasted marshmallows topped with Goo Goo Cluster pieces

The Pharmacy — 
Goo Goo milkshake

The Southern

— Goo Goo Cluster bread pudding topped with caramel sauce and served with Jeni's dark chocolate ice cream

The Sportsgrille — Goo Goo Cluster Cake with chocolate cake, chocolate icing, marshmallow, roasted peanuts with caramel and chocolate drizzle

The Yellow Porch

 — Goo Goo Cluster Peanut Butter Mousse filled Brownie with Chocolate and Marshmallow Sauce, Spiced Pecans and Soft Caramel

 — Bourbon-Vanilla Goo-Goo Cluster gelato with a black sesame wafer

Wild Iris

— Goo Goo Cluster bread pudding

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