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Baffle Bar was made by the same company that made and still makes the UNO bar. It was somewhat like the 7-UP candy bar. It had a lot of variously flavored candy segments, and to my recollection, it was better than the 7-Up bar. I would LOVE to eat a Baffle Bar again. The candy was rich and dense and the whole thing was chovolate-covered.
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kathy caspary - September 23, 2007 - Report this comment
to my recolection baffle bars were a thick layer of chocolate and a thin layer of jelly? topped with another layer of chocolate, would really like to have one.... they are missed
Janette H - October 07, 2007 - Report this comment
I loved Baffle bars. Every time I see an Uno bar I think of them. Why don't they start making them again for us baby boomers?
Frank P - April 21, 2008 - Report this comment
The Baffle Bar and Uno were originally made in Oakland, CA by the Cardinet Co. The Baffle Bar was made of fruit and it was really chewy. It was also best frozen and then eaten. Cardinet sold its products to a larger major chocolate company which disconued the bar itself. It continued to make the Uno Bar because it was cheaper and had less ingredients. I don't remember the new company that bought the rights to it.
Wavedance - December 23, 2008 - Report this comment
Looks like Annabelle is the name of the company that Cardinet Co. sold to.
sharona - February 14, 2009 - Report this comment
You don't know how much I would love to have a Baffle Bar again --
Mike O - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
My mother has been ill for quite a while and doesn't eat much, but she keeps asking for the Baffle Bar. I can find UNO at Powells Candy, but not the Baffle Bar. I would pay 10x for a box of these.
Ron Genini - July 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Oh my God! I am so delighted to find that there are other boomers out there who loved Baffle Bars! They were one of the best candy bars in existence. Why in hell did they go away? They were wonderful. I am so nostalgic for something like that. UNO is ok but it is in no way in the same league as the eternally wonderful and unique Baffle Bar!!!!
Leslie K - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
Another Baffle Bar fan here! I emailed teh Annabelle Candy Co. today to ask about the Baffle Bar and they replied that "the candy has not been in production for 25 years and was discontinued due to low sales and low popularity of the candy bar." Maybe we can convince them to bring it back!!!! Email: !
Leslie K - November 24, 2009 - Report this comment
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Tim C - February 16, 2010 - Report this comment
I wrote Cardinet years ago when they were on their own and I got a very nice letter back saying that the candy, which they described as a piece of fudge covered with a chocolate layer, became too expensive to manufacturer. The taste, they said, was so good because it contained English Black Walnuts in the fudge, which had gone way up in price. They felt that the cost to continue to make the Baffle Bar would mean a large increase in the retail price, would kill it, so why bother? It is sorely missed.
Yvonne Kelly Dunham - October 08, 2010 - Report this comment
My Mom is almost 81 years old and has been looking for her Baffle Bars for so long ! She will be so disappointed when I tell her they don't make them any longer. I did find my Dad (87yrs.) his Grape Nut FLAKES on, because it is longer found in ANY store. ..... but no Baffle Bars for Mom.
David K - October 12, 2010 - Report this comment
I was a kid in the 50s and Baffle Bar was my favorite candy. I've been missing it -- badly -- therefore for more than fifty years. I, too, wish someone would bring it back!
Liz - October 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Me and a co-worker were talking about different candy bars and he asked me what my favorite was, when I told him a baffle bar he looked puzzled, I explained what is was made of he replied its sounds good google it and see if maybe you can find them,so here I am and Im going to e-mail annabelles candy company to see If we can get them to bring them back!
Dan G. - October 22, 2010 - Report this comment
The Baffle Bar and the Uno were my favorites back in the 60's. They were also my father's favorites so that goes back another generation. Growing up in Oakland at the time, where the Baffle Bar was originally made, there was nothing better than a Baffle Bar and a Casper's hot dog. At least they still make the Uno Bar.
Jan - October 28, 2010 - Report this comment
Yumm,the good old Baffle Bar, one of my favorite candy bars as a child. Too bad they aren't made any longer. I had forgotten about the UNO bar, they were pretty good too as I remember.
Paula - November 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I too miss the Baffle Bar. My memory is that it was chocolate fudge with tiny bits of nuts, a layer of (orange?) jelly on top, and a chocolate covering. It had a silver wrapper like the one they still use on the U-No Bar. When I was a kid in San Jose, CA, back in the late 50's and early 60's, they were my favorite and the U-No Bar was my mother's favorite -- so they both must go back to the 40's at least. I still buy U-No's when I can find them (I like the unique texture), but I'd be delighted to have a Baffle Bar again. Tim C's explanation of why they disappeared makes sense. But if I were a candy maker, I'd buy the recipe for the Baffle Bar and make something upscale -- e.g., truffles -- with the nut fudge and a layer of jelly. People will pay more for those than they will for a candy bar. (Are you listening, See's Candy??)
scott - February 07, 2011 - Report this comment
we found a BAFFLE BAR wrapper this weekend with a matel detector and on the silver colored wrapper it said " 5 Cents " what year was it sold for for that amount we are curious as to when a hiker was up in the san gabriel mountains. email me at Thanks
Trish - August 20, 2011 - Report this comment
When told about Baffle Bars, many people even from that era have no idea what they were. Yes, a fudge center, thin layer of weird jelly substance and covered im chocolate. The 7-Up bar was another favorite and had the segments of different flavors covered in choc. with an almond in the middle one. I sadly miss the Baffles but still love UNOs.....ALOT!!
Robin - September 19, 2011 - Report this comment
I too miss those two great candy bars: the Baffle Bar and the 7-Up Bar. The Baffle Bar originally had a thin layer of orange gelatine behind creamy fudge and nuts, covered in chocolate. It came in a silver wrapper with blue block printing. Then came a time when the company tried to save money on the manufacture of the candy. They first cut out the nuts; then it seemed like the chocolate changed. Then fewer people bought it, and finally it was discontinued. The same thing happened with the 7-Up Bar. It was six segments of different flavored individual candies with a Brazil nut in the middle, all covered with chocolate. Then the company tried to save money by cutting out the nut, then they tried using fake chocolate. Pretty soon people stopped buying them, and the bar was discontinued. See a theme there? Bring back these candy bars, but don't skimp on the quality!
Tinker - December 20, 2011 - Report this comment
You can buy U NO at Amazon and maybe dip it in some under-diluted orange Jello just for the nostalgic link. Think i will try that but Baffle Bar chocolate was darker, richer and denser. Yum.
Coey - February 05, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anyone have enough ingredient information that we might try to reproduce the Baffle Bar in our own kitchen? I miss it as well - used to buy mine at a famous sandwich shop in L.A. near Olvera Street. Ah, memories. Any bakers out there willing to try to re-create the delicious bar?
Tim C. - April 29, 2012 - Report this comment
Several years ago, I wrote to the company that last made Baffle Bars to ask why they had been discontinued. They wrote back saying that the Baffle Bar was gone due to the cost of one of the primary ingredients, English Black Walnuts. Apparently, that is what gave the bar it's distinctive taste and there was no substitute. So, no English Black Walnuts, no more Baffle Bar.
William Cole - July 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Washington Union High School was located in Centerville, CA; about 28 miles south of Oakland on the east side of SF Bay. I worked in the school cafeteria during lunch time and occasionally after school during the school years of 1947/48/49. Our icecream counter also sold frozen UNO and BAFFLE Bars. While attending my 50th High School Reunion, I found UNO bars in a local supermarket. After that I lost track of my favorite the year 2010 my Grandkids had heard the story through their mother and found the bars on Amazon and sent me a box of 24. I treasured this treat and only shared it with very close friends and family. I keep them in the freezer and remove them to the refrigerator about 2 at a time. I recently noticed that I had only a few left at this time and came on line to order another box. As with so many others, I wish we could still find Baffle Bars also. I am sorry folks.........I do not buy the fact that the Baffle Bar would be too costly to market again. They are afraid that they may not get the required mark up that they demand. You may have noticed that I attended high school over 60 years back. Had I been a year or two younger I could have been wealthy marketing a quality product such as the Baffle Bar. I thing they have forgotten that we are not dumb. The size of a candy bar has shrunk while the price has risen. What they makers have forgotten is that we know a quality product when we taste it.
Debbie - September 26, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm willing to pay the higher price to have a baffle bar again. Have paid outrageous prices for sweets that didn't come close.
robert M - December 08, 2012 - Report this comment
Many of us boomers liked the baffle bar cant find anywhere just like the rest. Maybe it is made in UK? As stated ring back the baffle
Gary - January 20, 2013 - Report this comment
My mother used to buy Baffle Bars by the box in the 1960s! Would love to see these candy bars again. I don't remember the nut flavor that made the bars distinctive, but it was more the flavor of the chocolate and the texture along with the jelly layer.
Gayla - February 10, 2013 - Report this comment
I too remember the Baffle Bars. I loved them! It was the item I would buy after finishing my Saturday chores. I still remember the EXCELLENT taste and would love to get it again. Why not make enough for a "commemorative" box to sell to baby boomers and make enough for a new generation of consumers? I for one would love to pay more, yes indeed I said MORE money for the quality Baffle Bar!
Tad - March 12, 2013 - Report this comment
Baffle bar remains my favorite candy ever. Would manufacturer sell the recipe?
Bobbie - April 01, 2014 - Report this comment
I just received my 2 box order of Uno bars from Amazone and have been curious as well about Baffle bars which were a favorite in the 50s, having grown up in Oakland might that be nepotism? Anyway, if anyone hears about the resurrection of Baffle bars, please advise - I thank you for your courtesy
G JOSEPH - November 03, 2014 - Report this comment
I so miss the Baffle bar.... yes, it had a thin gelatin was delicious Can't someone bring them out again. I like the Uno bar but my favorite by far was the Baffle bar.
Linda - December 07, 2014 - Report this comment
I too loved Baffle Bars! I would pay a ridiculous amount of money if they would start making them again! They were my absolute all-time favorite candy!!!
Maggie - January 04, 2015 - Report this comment
I loved baffel bars as a kid in the 60's. I still ger Uno's and frezze them.. Wish someone would try to make them again..
Rosemary Rickey - January 17, 2015 - Report this comment
I remember both the U-No Bar and the Baffle Bar. The person who described the top thin layer as gelatin is exactly what I remember. The main part of the bar was fudge with the chopped walnuts. Then the whole thing was dipped in a very nice milk chocolate. I wonder if they used English walnuts instead of black walnuts if it would be more economical to produce. The bar tasted so homemade and good--nothing artificial tasting about it. I do hope someone will try to make them again.
Judy Hastings - May 05, 2016 - Report this comment
My mother used to have my grandmother mail us boxes of baffle bars in the 60's from California to Virginia, where my Dad was stationed. My mother passed away in 2006 and always longed for another Baffle Bar! :-(
Daniel Slade - July 24, 2016 - Report this comment
I absolutely loved the Baffle Bar. I am 66 years old and I remember when I was a kid and a teenager I used to look forward to eating one. I remember eating one while watching reruns of My Little Margie. Someone ought to buy the recipe and start making it again. If they can't get English black walnuts maybe another type of walnut would do.
John hansen - October 06, 2016 - Report this comment
Addition to the Babel war is anyone have any information on the stop and go bars ??5
Betty Hayes - October 28, 2016 - Report this comment
I grew up in Oakland and my family knew Tom Cardinet from the candy company. It's sad they sold the company to Annabell , which always had a bad name when I grew up...I loved my U-NO bars so much and it's too bad they are too cheap to make them anymore. Without a doubt it was the best candy bar on the planet.
Debbie Downer - May 23, 2017 - Report this comment
OK, my mother had a policy for us kids of "no candy" because it was bad for our teeth. Exceptions were Halloween (Rationed parsimoniously for a few days until we forgot about the whole shopping bag full of candy in the garage)and occasional mints bought from Campfire Girls,... couple other circumstances. One day she brought home a Baffle Bar she had got out of the vending machine at work, and it was so awful she couldn't eat more than 1 bite. She brought it home for us, and honestly, we each had a bite and left the rest. I still remember the name of that horrible candy.
Richard - June 29, 2017 - Report this comment
As I recall the Uno and Baffle were 10 cent when other candies were 5 cents. I thought they were both very good bars. For a long time now I have hoped they would bring back the Baffle Bar. Uno bars when they are fresh are still one offavorite bars
Steve Lowe - November 29, 2017 - Report this comment
Along with Baffle Bar and U-NO were Stop bars and Go bars, all of 'em wrapped in silver foil, and the best candy bars that the State Theter in Fort Bragg had to offer. Wish my pancreas could've survived this years in better shape, but they were surer delish!
Rick - March 31, 2018 - Report this comment
Theirs an old gas station photo with a bagel bar truck . I’m you google 1030’s gas stations you might get lucky and find it I can’t post a link here. It a gas station on the corner with about 50 car and trucks . Small good year blimp at pumps .
Robert Bell - June 23, 2018 - Report this comment
I am 88 and grew up in Oakland, attended Hamilton Jr high and Fremont High in the mid 1940’s. I loved the Baffle bar, it was and is my all time favorite. I ate one for lunch regularly. Sorry they are no longer available.

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