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Annabelle Candy Co. sets Guinness World Record for "Largest Taffy"

Company celebrates 65 years in the candy business with a Guinness World Record

April 19, 2016

Annabelle's employees laying out the record making taffy.

Photo:Suzanne Philis

HAYWARD - Annabelle Candy Company Inc. will attempt to set a record for the "Largest Taffy" in celebration of their 65th Anniversary. This event will be open to the public, and will last approximately 30 minutes with a celebration to follow. Event will take place at their headquarters; located at 27211 Industrial Blvd. Hayward, CA at approximately 11am PST. An official Guinness World Records judge will be present to record the live attempt.

Annabelle Candy Company, also known as Annabelle's, is a third-generation family owned and operated candy manufacturer. The company was founded in San Francisco in 1950 by Sam Altshuler, who named the company after his daughter Annabelle. In 1965, Annabelle Candy Company moved to its present location in Hayward, CA. The company acquired the Golden Nugget Company in 1972, adding the Big Hunk and Look candy bars, and in 1978 the company acquired the Cardinet Company, makers of U-No and Abba Zaba candy bars. The Rocky Road in addition to the Big Hunk, Look, U-No and Abba Zaba candy bars continue to be manufactured in the current Hayward factory.
Annabelle Candy Company continues to be one of the largest independently owned and family operated 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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