Bun Candy Bar
Bun Candy Bar History
The Bun candy bar is a chocolate-covered candy bar that has been produced in the United States since the early 20th century. The candy was first created by the Wayne Bun Candy Company, which was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana, in 1923.
The original Bun candy bar consisted of a mixture of nougat, caramel, and peanuts, all covered in milk chocolate. The candy was popular in the Midwest United States, and it was known for its rich, sweet flavor and satisfying texture.
Over the years, the Bun candy bar has gone through a number of changes in ownership and production. In the 1950s, the Wayne Bun Candy Company was purchased by the Ward Company, which later became part of the Nestlé Corporation. Nestlé continued to produce the Bun candy bar for several decades, but the candy eventually fell out of favor with consumers and was discontinued in the early 1990s.
However, in 2010, the Bun candy bar was revived by the Pearson's Candy Company, a small confectionery manufacturer based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Pearson's acquired the rights to the Bun candy bar and began producing it once again, using the original recipe and packaging design.
Today, the Bun candy bar is once again available in select stores in the United States, and it remains a nostalgic favorite for many candy lovers who remember its classic taste and texture from years past.
Bun Candy Bar Memories
Summers in Topinabee, Michigan on Mullet Lake as a child meant beautiful blue sky days playing in cold water waves, finished off by late afternoon walks to the family run grocery along Old US 27 to buy a candy bar - and the favorite was a Wayne Buns, maple flavor.
I still remember the chocolate covered nuts covering the round candy. You had to be careful when you bit into the chocolate not to lose any peanuts as they broke off revealing that creamy maple center. Melt in your mouth delicious, the candy never lasted the walk back to the beach. ~ Betsy from Oregon
My whole family remembers Buns fondly. Growing up, they were a special treat, not just because they're tasty, but because, being little kids, they were HUGE! My sisters and I grew up in the 70's, but I think they were around much earlier, considering my Mom used to talk about them. I still buy them whenever I see them. They also had special significance because they were made in our home town, Fort Wayne, Indiana, not far from where we lived. In fact, when we were kids, we remember them as Wayne Buns. Boy that brings back memories. I can almost taste the vanilla cream just thinking about it. I just had to order some so that my wife could try them! ~ Sean from Indiana