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Annabelle Candy Company celabrates 60 years
Annabelle Candy Co. makers of Rocky Road®, BIG HUNK®, Abba-Zaba®, LOOK®, and U-NO® candy bars is celebrating it’s 60th Anniversary in this year.
27211 Industrial Blvd.
Hayward, CA. 945454
Phone (510) 783-2900
Fax (510) 785-7675
Contact: David Klabunde
Phone: (510) 783-2900
9 A.M. PDT, May 23, 2010
ANNABELLE CANDY COMPANY (& ROCKY ROAD CANDY BARS) CELEBRATES 60 YEARS
HAYWARD, CA, MAY 23, 2010: Annabelle Candy Co. makers of Rocky Road®, BIG HUNK®, Abba-Zaba®, LOOK®, and U-NO® candy bars is celebrating it’s 60th Anniversary in this year.
Sam Altshuler, a Russian immigrant who arrived in the United States in 1917, founded Annabelle Candy Co., Inc., in 1950. Mr. Altshuler learned the art of candy making, and after struggling for years, finally achieved success with his Rocky Road candy bar. He named his business the “Annabelle Candy Company” after his daughter, and began manufacturing Rocky Road in San Francisco. . He started selling his candy off of a push cart in front of movie theaters on Market St in San Francisco. The item quickly gained popularity throughout the western United States where it has its strongest hold today, and is currently ranked among the top 35-40 best selling chocolate bars on the West Coast.
In 1965, Annabelle Candy Company moved across the San Francisco bay to its present location in Hayward, California. Sam Altshuler passed away in 1971, leaving control of the Company to his daughter, Annabelle Altshuler Block. In 1972, the Company purchased Golden Nugget Candy Company, of San Francisco, the makers of Big Hunk and Look candy bars, and began manufacturing those products. In 1978, Annabelle engineered the acquisition of the Cardinet Candy Co., which manufactured U-NO and Abba Zaba candy bars. All of these items, in addition to Rocky Road, are now being made in the Hayward factory.
Annabelle Candy Co., Inc. continued to grow, as Annabelle’s son, Gary Gogol, managed operations of the business for many years. Annabelle’
What started as a family business continues today as the one of the largest independently owned candy bar manufacturers in the United States, producing some of the most popular and traditional West Coast items available on the market today.
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Founded in 1950. Annabelle Candy Co. first started making Rocky Road candy bars They quickly gained popularity throughout the west where it has its strongest hold today, and is currently ranked among the top best selling chocolate bars in the West