The Big Hunk brand was acquired by Annabelle Candy Company when it purchased the Golden Nugget Candy Company in 1970. The candy bar originated in the 1950s. Big Hunk is a long lasting mouthful of chewy, honey-sweetened nougat filled with whole roasted peanuts. A fun and interesting way to eat a Big Hunk is to slap the unopened bar on a hard surface, such as a table, and shatter the contents. The result is small, bite-sized pieces.