Gophers are a bit like Turtles, in that they're made with pecan pieces, caramel, and chocolate. Savannah's Candy Kitchen also makes "Gopher Turtles", which are completely enrobed in white, dark, or milk chocolate. Both are among their most popular items because, well, you really can't go wrong with chocolate, caramel, and nuts.
The pecans really are the focus in this sweet. The caramel is tasty, too, but seems to function more as a glue to stick all of the nuts together than be the main focus of the candy.
On top, there's enough chocolate to really sink your teeth into. Both the milk and dark versions were delicious, and honestly, tasted very similar, since the dark was just a couple of notches above milk chocolate. It's worth getting a couple different types to compare and contrast, but the dark isn't so strong that it'll throw off milk chocolate lovers. There's also a mixed nut version, with almonds, cashews, and peanuts, but I couldn't spot it at the airport location.
One of the sweeter items in my Southern sampler was the Pecan Praline. Buttery pecans are encased in a mix of butter, sugar, and cream, which solidifies into what looks a bit like a cookie, but tastes like solidified caramel with nuts. The sugar factor is high, so take it slow and easy with these guys.
These classic Southern treats, which can be traced back to the early 1900s (according to Wikipedia) are made with egg whites, pecan pieces, fine sugar, and corn syrup. They look a bit like a pecan-topped pavlova, but much more dense and sweet.
The exterior is just barely crisp, while the inside is a bit sticky. It's worth trying one, but I couldn't get past two bites without feeling like I could do handsprings all the way back to Concourse T.