Invented in 1894. Enjoyed Ever Since! When H.O. Wilbur and Sons produced their first batch of Wilbur Buds® back in 1894, customers couldn't wait to get their hands on a piece of the bite-sized chocolate. The company developed a technique for depositing specially blended chocolates into a mould that resembled a flower bud, and thus, Wilbur Buds® were born! These rich, silky smooth chocolates are produced using the same technique and recipe today. Try them for yourself and you'll agree, there's nothing quite like the Wilbur Bud®!