Annabelle Candy Company

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Annabelle Candy Company
Industry Chocolate and candy manufacturer
Headquarters Hayward, California
Key people
Sam Altshuler, Susan Gamson Karl (Owner & CEO)
Products Rocky Road, Big Hunk, Abba-Zaba, U-No, Look!

The Annabelle Candy Company, also known as Annabelle's, is a Hayward, California, United States, based candy manufacturer. The company was founded in San Francisco, California in 1950 by Russian immigrant Sam Altshuler, who named the company after his daughter. The company manufactures ten sorts of candy bar, with the most popular being the Rocky Road candy bar, (which features the "Rocky road" flavor of marshmallow, chocolate, and cashews) ranked among the top 35-40 best selling chocolate bars on the West Coast of the United States.[1]

The company moved to its present location in Hayward, California in 1965. In 1972, Annabelle Candy Company purchased the Golden Nugget Company and in 1978 the Cardinet Candy Company adding the Big Hunk, Look, U-NO and Abba Zaba candy bars to its line of products.


  • Rocky Road Original
  • Rocky Road Dark
  • Rocky Road Mint
  • Rocky Road S'MORES
  • Big Hunk
  • Abba-Zaba Original
  • Abba-Zaba Strawberry
  • U-NO
  • LOOK!


  1. ^ "Company History and Item Information". Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 5 October 2007. 

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