HOME > Chowhound > General Topics >


When I say gooey, you say...

With all of the "term-based" posts, this topic came up at home. When you read the term gooey, what foods come to mind?

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Caramel.
    Marshmallow fluff.

    1. When I say gooey, you say...duck!
      geo! duck!
      geo! duck!
      I think that's the correct pronunciation of the giant clam.

      Hmm, since I'm a programmer, I also think GUI.

      For food purposes: caramel brownies, good chocolate chip cookies. Pecan pie. Macaroni and cheese (the real stuff,) Stuffed pizza, the magic that is a reuben sammich.

      1 Reply
      1. re: gordeaux

        Yup, that's how it's pronounced. By the way, if you ever want to serve a dish that makes people laugh out loud, try linguine con vongole made with geoducks!

        1. re: charmedgirl

          Yep! Here in Houston it's often called Gooey Butter Cake. I think it has about a million calories in each piece.

        2. Ahem.... melted mozzarella. But then I also think: stretchy, stringy, yummy.

            1. re: tracylee

              Sadly, thanks to her PR, I think of the disgusting gooey cakes.

              Then I think of gooey ducks.

              And then of the wonderful gooey centers of hot homemade cinnamon rolls.

                1. re: manraysky

                  Paula Deen's. I can hear her grating voice as I type.

                  1. re: dolores

                    I dunno, I made two gooey butter cakes for Christmas (pumpkin and my own lemon/cranberry concoction), and for me, they fell into the "trashy food I'm ashamed to admit I had two servings of and another piece for breakfast" category.

              1. re: tracylee

                yumm... yes please, with some apples too!

              2. I think of caramel, and warm cinnamon buns.

                1. S'mores
                  Caramel, def.
                  Chocolate fondue

                  1. Sticky toffee pudding...mmmmmmmmmmmm.

                    1 Reply
                    1. re: Deenso

                      Exactly my first thought.

                      Then come sticky cinnamon bun.

                      Then come Turkish ice cream.

                      And then molasses.

                    2. brownies. I like my brownies gooey, not cakey. :) and hot fudge mmmmm yeah I'm a chocolate head. :)

                      1 Reply
                      1. re: Morganna

                        Right there with you on the hot fudge...I like mine with either hot caramel (or butterscotch) or peanut butter sauce. All gooey goodies! This thread is making me hungry!

                      2. Melted stringy cheesy goodness. Mmmm.....lasagna, pizza, mac and cheese, fondue


                        1 Reply
                        1. re: Phoo_d

                          OOOOOO Fondue!!!! I gotta make fondue this weekend. I hope my husband's tummy is settled. ;D

                        2. Hot fudge.
                          Mac 'n cheese (when it's made right).

                          1. Wow. If anything, this thread has made me realize I'm not a fan of gooey foods - especially not the sweet ones. (The cheesy ones, I can deal with on occasion.)