Did you know that Wilbur Buds came before Hershey's Kisses? Wilbur Buds were first introduced in 1893 and Hershey's Kisses were first introduced in 1907. Yes, that's right. Fourteen years after the Wilbur family started producing Buds, Hershey started making Kisses. We think they taste better too but you'll have to decide that yourself.