Food of the Eighties, Maple Buds
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They were in a brown plastic pouch, they were tiny little chocolate buds that would melt in your mouth (I'd love to get ahold of some)
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Peter - June 13, 2007 - Report this comment
I ahve been looking for Maple buds for years, I think they were by Roundtree and came in a chocolate bag that was brown with rosebuds all over the front. The nearest thing to them would be lyntt chocolate bars. They were very creamy. if anyone knows were to get them let me know.
madeline - July 31, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember maple buds they were so good, better than the rose buds you can buy now, yes they were made by rowentree or roundtree chocolates
Sheryl - August 31, 2007 - Report this comment
I remeber I used to get them at the theatre then they were harder to find. There was a drugstore that I was able to buy them at until they were discontinued. I looooooooved them and have been searching off and on for years to see if others remember. Bring them back!!!!!!
Jackie - October 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I was raised in Canada and adored maple buds. I use to purchase them in a drug store. I have never tasted any chocolate that melts in my mouth like those did. For the past 10 years I've been living in Las Vegas, and there is no comparison to any of the USA chocolate. Seriously, should we start a petition to ask for them to come back. Would enough people remember them? How do we find a person who worked for that company that we can try to take action and get this amazing product back on the market? Please email me Jackie
RHONDABURKE@HOTMAILCOM - May 09, 2008 - Report this comment
C.A. Jenevive - June 19, 2008 - Report this comment
I am also a Maple Buds fan and ate them as a child and teenager. Please let me know how we can start a petition (via e-mail) to lobby the company to consider bringing them back!
Lil - June 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Shoppers Drug Mart carries "rosebuds" which are similar to the MapleBuds described...not sure who the maker is but it'll be in the candy aisle.
Sheri - September 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I can't believe there are so many other people who loved Maple Buds as much as I did. I looked for Rowntree on the net, and it looks like it may have been taken over by Nestle. A petition to Nestle, possibly?
A.S. - October 01, 2008 - Report this comment
I wrote to Nestle about bringing back Maple Buds. Here's what I wrote: I would like to have my email answered by management please. I am writing to you about "Rowntree Maple Buds" chocolate that was discontinued a few years ago. I know Nestle bought out Rowntree and then decided to discontinue this product. There are so many people out there who still love and remember Maple Buds. It's a shame that you took away the best tasting chocolate you could find at the pharmacy or corner store. What do we have to do to get Maple Buds back on the shelf again??? If we started a petition and there were enough people who wanted Maple Buds back, would you bring them back on the market? .................................. I doubt my email will work... I have emailed Nestle in the past and they said that they discontinued the product becase it wasn't selling. If you ever decide to start a petition... email me at
Red - October 17, 2008 - Report this comment
Sigh... Maple buds. My best friend and I still fantasize about those. Those waxy Rosebuds are no match for Rowntree's Maple Buds. Keep me posted if you start that petition:
JamestheGiant - November 05, 2008 - Report this comment
MAPLE BUDS!! I thought I might want to live at the factory when I was little. I ate soooo many of those delicious little chocolate heavenly bites. WE NEED to get a petition going. Find someone who has the secret recipe!! Something!! Count me in on the petition too.
Tracy - November 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I was beginning to think I dreamed these Finally others who remember them. I'm in on that petition.
Krista Piercey - December 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I remember these maple buds as a kid, my grandma would buy them for me. I really wish they would bring them back.
terry mckinney - December 06, 2008 - Report this comment
YES I love those maples buds no other chocolate will do we need them back everyone I talk too tell me they were very good so what happened count me in for a petition
jay - December 27, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to steal them from my father's stash... now i'd like to repay him and they aren't around! :-(
George Koonoo - January 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Bring the Maple Buds back Nestle, at least test if they can sell. There will be enough buyers. My wife and I and plenty of others still talk about the best chocolate of all time. Maybe folks if we do enough emails about the best ever chocolate ever made, Nestle will listen, just people writing about it is proof enough, don't you think?
Tamra - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Actually, I wrote Nestle about Maple Buds several years ago, and followed up with a phone call. They said they didn't sell well enough, but even the girl on the phone who took my comments said they everyone in the office loved them! I also would them back and agree that Rosebuds are no comparison. However, I'm also worried that if Nestle did bring them back, they would be altered. Almost everything Nestle takes over (Carnation hot chocolate, Stouffers) ends up full of coconut oil and other cheap ingredients. They've even really downgraded Hagen Dasz.
Tracey - February 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I'd like to start a petition how do i start
Susie - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I can't belive it so many people love Maple Buds! I LOVEDLOVEDLOVED Maple Buds, and adored the package they came in, too (all those little chocolate buds bunched together)! Nielsen's are nothing like the original. I was sad that Rowntree was taken over by Nestle..Tamra is correct about them. Anyone also remember Lowney's Nut Milk bars? They were delicious too...
christine/ winnipeg - April 08, 2009 - Report this comment
This is so funny, i had no idea so many people loved maplebuds, like I did.. When did they stop making them? Like Snack Bars.. those were really good, then they stopped making those. I remeber the brown bag, you could buy them in a large qt.. I was a teenager, so were talking way back re: the maplebuds.. Why did they stop making them.. doesn't make sense? Rosebuds, yuck
Lori - June 07, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved maple buds soooooo much and have been looking for them for years. The last time I was able to purchase them was in the movie theatre but that was quite a few years ago - I would love to see them back and hope that someone can make that happen.ROSEBUDS DEFINATELY NOT EVEN CLOSE TO MAPLEBUDS - YUCK IS RIGHT!
Patty - August 30, 2009 - Report this comment
Rosebuds, not a chance up against Maple Buds. In the states they seem to be remaking all the retro candies. Come on Canada bring back the wonderfully delicious "MAPLE BUDS". I'd sign the petition in a heart beat.
carmela - September 20, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved Maple Buds! The comments about nestle changing everything with their cheaper ingredients is so true! Nice eh? charge more for something of less quality. The only reason they probably discontinued them is because the rich taste of them probably cut into their precious bottom line. Pathetic! I really wish they would bring them back!
Scott - September 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Nothing compares to that creamy goodness in the brown bag. Especially when they all melted in a bar!!
JAIME - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Brenda - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
These were the best!
Bruce - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I remember Maple Buds as a kid in the Parkdale area of Toronto, in the thirties and forties. They came in a candy bar sized box, and were definitely made, at that time, by Neilson's, who also made their famous Jersey Milk chocolate bar, and a very good quality ice cream. Their plant was on Gladstone Avenue, also in Parkdale. I believe that Rowntree's took over the manufacturing and marketing at a later date. Yes, I totally agree with anyone who advocates bringing maple Buds back . . .
Jeannie - January 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I just had a craving for a nutmilk bar,Oh they were sooo good,I googled to see if they still sold them,but they don't:(
Ryan - February 14, 2010 - Report this comment
There is now a Facebook page to bring them back. lets do it!
Marcia - March 21, 2010 - Report this comment
WOW!!I love traveling back to my childhood.I remember when the Maple Buds would melt slightly in the bag and I would lick the chocolate from the package. Guilty pleasure I'd like to relive!
TINA - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
My dad use to buy me maple buds all the time. It is the sweetest chocolate and very creamy. The taste is almost like Aero bar...
Jessica - April 10, 2010 - Report this comment
They should get rid of rosebuds and bring back maple buds - I bet u it costs more $$ to make maple buds and rose buds are cheaper to make...
Maple Bud - May 23, 2010 - Report this comment
These were THE BEST chocolates I ever ate as a child. I got them at the movie theatre and LOVED them. I haven't seen them since the early 90's but would LOVe to eat some now in 2010. Thats how good they were that I still want them 20 years later. BRING BACK THE BUD!!!!
A fan - May 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved Maple Buds...they were way better than the Rosebuds. I will go to the Facebook site and sign up too!!
TP - June 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Awesome chocolate. I can't understand the reluctance in bringing old favourites like Maple Buds, Bar Six, Rum & Butter, etc. back. With the right marketing nostalgia, they'd make a fortune.
Shelley - July 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I would love love love a bag of Maple Buds!
Tracy - August 10, 2010 - Report this comment
I can't believe there are this many followers of Maple Buds -- and the pp mentioned Bar Six; I seriously thought I was dreaming that because no one else seemed to remember it !!! LOL I was only born in 1972, people -- not that long ago !! Bring back Maple Buds and Bar Six (and Rum & Butter !!)
Patrick... - August 15, 2010 - Report this comment
Carlos - August 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I was just eating a Mirage Bar and the flavour totally reminded me of my the Maple Buds my grandfather used to buy me as a kid! I can't believe so many people are wondering what happened them just like I am. They were great especially when slightly melted.
Kerry - September 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I miss Maple Buds and am so happy that I have found some like-minded souls! They were the best chocolate EVER! I'm signing up on facebook too! Let's get them back!!
Snodge - October 31, 2010 - Report this comment
mmmmmm.....Maple Buds...So awesome!! Rosebuds are nothing compared to MBs. I even loved the package; the candy looked so creamy and delish! Bring Them Back, Nestle! (Now that you own Rountree!)
Snodge - October 31, 2010 - Report this comment
OMG! I just saw a comment regarding NUTMILK by Lowney. Oh, did I ever love this candy bar as a kid. The only chocolate bar with filberts! (and peanuts). It tasted soooooo yummy.
Juju - November 12, 2010 - Report this comment
HILLARIOUS!!!! i just googled Maple buds after eating something similar a few min agooo....!!! thety are called Starbuds.. not exactly the same close. i loved maple buds!!!
Izzyflip - November 19, 2010 - Report this comment
I love Maple Buds, too. And there has never been anything as good. Never! They were so good that I continue to hope for them to be made again. And Bar Six is also up there as a favourite that I so wish would come back. Yum!
CB Cub - December 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I loved Maple Buds. In grade 7 and 8 I passed a store on my way back to school after lunch every day, I would buy 4 chocolate bars for a dollar. Ususally 2 baple buds, and 2 others. We should 'Like' the facebook page, add comments about bringing them back, and tell your FB friends to do the same. Maybe with enough people joining in we can convince Nestle.
Bluewing - January 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Maple buds were my favourite chocolate growing up. And they should bring them back!!! I just LOVED them!!
Sabrina - January 23, 2011 - Report this comment
I've mentioned Maple Buds to many friends over the years...EVERYBODY remembers them and loved them. Oh how I dream of someday tasting that sweet creaminess again...
Brian - March 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved them too. By far one of my favorite chocolate from when I was a kid. I've tried other buds, but nothing comes close to Maple Buds. Miss them.
JB - April 25, 2011 - Report this comment
Its more than just maple buds. Rowntree had exquisite chocolate recipes. In fact, I bet that back then it was the exact same chocolate they used for Aero (pure chocolate, no fillers or nougets). I remember the cholocolate that we used to have for Easter...Big Smarties chocolate egg with real melt in mouth chocolate. this dark waxy crap they have now doesnt even come close. Bring back the original recipe and our Maple Buds.
Donna - June 27, 2011 - Report this comment
If there is a petition started to bring back maplebuds, add me to it. I have been searching for them for a long time. They are my absolute favorite bar of all time.
Sarah - July 18, 2011 - Report this comment
I can't believe I've stumbled across so much love for maple buds!!! I came to Canada in 1992 to visit family for the summer and was introduced to these wonderful chocolates then! As an 11 year old chocoholic, I fell in love with them straight away!! We bought loads to take home (UK) and when they all ran out I even asked to have some sent over!! For some reason, ive just thought about them and decided to google them. It's so sad they were discontinued :( they were amazing!!! Bring them back!!! Global petition needed!!!
Jimmy Boom Boom - November 03, 2011 - Report this comment
My Dad used to sell them in the 90's and lost track of where they went. I can't believe they won't bring Maple Buds back. Great Business Opportunity!
DannyR - November 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Yeah, I used to get them at the theatre, they were so good, they would melt before they even hit your tongue! I think the closest think to the taste is an Aero bar...I'm eating one now!
Jane L - November 17, 2011 - Report this comment
I was just telling my daughter about maple buds and decided to google it and we laughed at the maple bud frenzy. She is going to attempt to recreate them and I will taste test. Stay tuned!!
Janet - January 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved my maple buds.I wish they would bring them back
Abe - January 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I promise to buy 10 big bags a week if they bring them back. Maple Buds were by far the best chocolates
Zablin - January 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Maple buds ohhhh how i still have dreams of you. There were several good chocolates that are now gone like Yorkie and bubbles but maple buds was really special. I used to buy it by the box and put them in the fridge. I would pay alot of dough for original Maple Buds. I find that the closest chocolate in terms of creamyness and taste is Dagenais chocolate, near Montreal, in Laval to be precise.
Abe - January 06, 2012 - Report this comment
I just submitted this link to Nestle hope they actually take the time to look at it.
Eric - February 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I want Maple Buds right now !!!
Linda - March 04, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember Maple Buds, Nut Milk, Bar Six and another chocolate bar called Liquid Four Flavours. I loved (and now miss) them all. (The Bar Six came back briefly in the '90s but it's gone again). Why do they discontinue the really good stuff and flood the market with waxy junk that tastes like a brown crayon? (I used to like Coffee Crisp, too, before Nestle got hold of it).
Me - May 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Maple Buds were so good. I got them at the movie theatre. I don't remember seeing them past 1995. I really hope they bring them back. They are better than rose buds because they melted in your mouth. Nothing can beat that. Incredible. Is the only word I can use to describe them over and over and over. Bring back the bud!!
drake - July 15, 2012 - Report this comment
Maple Buds were the best, I have been looking for them for years!
Jack - August 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I still remember the last bag of Maple Buds I ever bought before they disappeared from the marketplace. It was in the spring of 1991 at the hotel gift shop in the old Holiday Inn in Halifax. Rowntree's chocolate recipes were the best. I especially liked the big Easter egg filled with Maple Buds.
Shannon - October 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I loved Maple Buds. Even though I know I can't get them anymore, I still look for them in the corner store. The taste was phenomenal and I also loved how they just melted in your mouth. I also would sign a petition to bring them back and promise to buy them at least 3x a week.
Mitch - November 23, 2012 - Report this comment
ROwntree wsa acquired by Nestle. Perhaps an online petiton could be started to bring back Maple Buds, Nut Milk and Bar Six. Nestle could start a line called Vintage Chocolate.
Crystal - December 02, 2012 - Report this comment
BEST CHOCOLATE IN THE WORLD! BRING THEM BACK! I agree a vintage line would be amazing! A lot of my favorites, they quit making!
Tracy - January 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I rememeber getting them when I went to the movies as a child! Best chocolate ever! I woudl sign a petition to get them back!
mcf - January 29, 2013 - Report this comment
the best ever !!!!!
Karen - March 04, 2013 - Report this comment
I LOVED MB as well, so I though to come here to see if you could help me. Does anyone remember a candy that was a little tray filled with half vanilla or hazelnut/half chocolate creamy mousse. It came with a little shovel for eating. Whenever I see Milka-Scoops I am reminded of that.
Cathy - March 12, 2013 - Report this comment
they were good, karen, but try Swiss chocolate! they make it good over there
alisha - April 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes Karen...i loved those they were called cocoa creams
Nancy - July 01, 2013 - Report this comment
I love Maple Buds and where ever I go I always look for them.
Jon - July 23, 2013 - Report this comment
Maybe one of you brave souls out there will start a company that makes my beloved Maple Buds. My life has not been the same since they were disontinued.
Jon - July 23, 2013 - Report this comment
I just thought of something. Maybe just maybe in a parallel universe - Maple Buds might still exist! Well you never know - it could be true!
Debbie - August 29, 2013 - Report this comment
Nestle, please bring back Maple Buds!! I have never found another candy like them. They were delicious, especially with a cup of hot tea!
Charlie - February 03, 2014 - Report this comment
They look like Brach's Stars
Kelly - February 23, 2014 - Report this comment
I would have to agree with a lot of these comments, even if Nestle did bring back the maple bud, it would not be the same. Chocolate isn't the same anymore, it all tastes like wax and leaves that awful coating on the roof of your mouth. I don't mind paying the price for real chocolate ... The way it was when I was a kid.
Tracey - July 15, 2014 - Report this comment
OMG! I thought I was the only one who remembered Maple Buds. They were the best. I refuse to eat Rosebuds because there's no comparison.
sarah - August 16, 2014 - Report this comment
I still dream about maple buds and can distinctly imagine/remember the mouth-feel and the flavor...there has never been anything like it and I have traveled all over the world eating more than my fair share of chocolate. I adored maple buds and would love to see them brought back. What can we do!?
Roxanne - September 14, 2014 - Report this comment
They were the best! I loved eating them with popcorn!
tony m - October 02, 2014 - Report this comment
I remember as a kid, all the Rowntree chocolate was far superior to anything else. Kit Kat, Smarties, Coffee Crisp and Aero. I couldn't wait for Easter so I could get the large hollow egg filled with smarties. The chocolate is was different...smarties, kitkat and Coffee Crisp especially. Aero is almost the same, but Mirage is probably closest to the original memory I have. Nestle RUINED the name. Even though they have essentially won the chocolate war, we all have lost. Seems like those 4 bars are like 80% of whats on the shelf these days..there used to be so many choices back when I was a kid. Anyone remember the old PEP huge peppermint get a nice runny one...liquidy goodness. You can still find these now and then, but there more like York Patties and that is NOT a compliment.
Kim C - February 05, 2015 - Report this comment
Maple Buds actually had maple syrup in them and were made with a lot more natural ingredients than the waxy chocolate we get today. They were my "go to" Chocolate back in the day, very creamy, milky and melty. ALL chocolate today tastes like processed crap, even Lindt. Rosebuds are nothing like maple buds. Miss my buds :(
Marlene - February 16, 2015 - Report this comment
My goodness, I was racking my brain trying to think of the name, and it popped into my memory, googled, found this! Thank you for posting the pic of it. My gosh they need to bring this product back!
verden - March 07, 2015 - Report this comment
They were so awesome !Please bring them back .
Maple Bud Man - March 22, 2015 - Report this comment
What a shame Rowntree was sullied by Nestle's pension for plastic passed off as chocolate. I grew up with Maple Buds, all Canadian kids today (and adults) should have ROWNTREE MAPLE BUDS to please their palates. Some Canadian magnate please buy Rowntree back from Nestle and bring back home our HERITAGE!
Whyowhy - March 29, 2015 - Report this comment
My life has not been the same since Maple Buds were discontinued. I have been depressed and in a catatonic-like state. In fact - I can barely get out of bed because I no longer have those soft Maple Bud chocolates in my life. Man's inhumanity to man is something that would be somewhat diminished if Maple Buds were again part of our collective palate. Oh how we have suffered.
Barr0691 - August 31, 2015 - Report this comment
I saw a pic of the Rowntree Maplebuds on a Facebook group of Winnipegers. I remembered them right away but I thought it was Resebuds, not Maplebuds....they were delicious. Maybe my memory is failing as I am a 60's child.
Trudy - September 26, 2015 - Report this comment
I HAVE THE ANSWER!!! I use to manage Blockbuster video and the Nestle rep explained why Maple Buds had to be discontinued. When other chocolate bars were coated in chocolate, the drippings would be swirled into a little chocolate. Instead of remelting the drops, they were packaged and sold. One downfall was they would melt easily so it was a hard product to sell in warmer weather. Unfortunately technology improved and the way chocolate bars were coated changed. Less dripping meant no swirly drops of goodness.
Jonathan - December 30, 2015 - Report this comment
It was a sad time in the early 90s when Nestle got their hands on the best chocolate bars on the market, if they had just kept the same formula all would be well but no, they cover and fill them with this waxy crap they call chocolate. I use to buy big bags of smarties and just fill my mouth with them and let them melt but now they would just sit there, maybe in 5 minutes they might get a little soft. It would be great to here they were bringing back the old stuff. Any one remember a bar called a DANISH.
Lise Vallières - June 14, 2016 - Report this comment
Bring back the Maple Buds please
Sally - July 02, 2016 - Report this comment
My parents had a country grocery store in the 1950's. My Mom would be at the counter and reaching behind her to grab a hand full of maple buds from the huge box. They were her favourite so it was great to sell them in bulk. Sure would be nice to have them available again.
Chocolate Man - June 03, 2017 - Report this comment
Lowney Cherry Blossom, still sold today, uses the same chocolate that was in Nut Milk - enjoy
Dee - June 23, 2017 - Report this comment
It was the best chocolate ever! I wish they would bring them back. At least give it a try.
Lucy - July 30, 2018 - Report this comment
I LOVED these too! I really want them back. What can we do? How do we begin? No other "fine" expensive chocolates hold a candle to these. I used to buy them in Canada all the time. It's been years but these little buds of wow can not be forgotten.

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