Wilbur’s of Maine Chocolate Confections has always sought to bring the highest quality confections to our customers for the best value. As we have grown, we have produced more of our own confections replacing those made by others. We are a family owned and operated business and strive to create a family atmosphere in both our workplace as well as in our retail stores.
Tom and Catherine started the business in 1983 as a retail establishment on Bow St. in Freeport, Maine. At the time, there were only two outlets in Freeport. Tom soon began experimenting with chocolate, developing Wilbur the Moose. Production grew; requiring moves until the factory landed at its current location at 174 Lower Main Street in Freeport in 2008. Along the way, we added our Brunswick, Maine store, which in 2011 moved from the Tontine Mall to Main St. next to Field’s Jeweler’s. Our “Factory Store” was an addition when we moved the production to Lower Main Street in Freeport. This location also features a wide selection of Maine Made foods and products, some of which you can now find here on our website.
Andy Wilbur, Tom and Catherine’s son rejoined the family business in 2008. His enthusiasm and innovations are keeping us all hopping. Andy developed his own line of Meltaway Truffles, which quickly became among the most popular confections we offer. Andy sees Wilbur’s of Maine as a destination for travelers near and far and wants to make sure our customers know that they can always find quality, delicious products and a positive experience at our stores. In 2016 Andy took ownership of Wilbur’s of Maine and is leading us into a new age of updated facilities, new products and the same tried and true recipes you already love.
Tom & Catherine Carty-Wilbur were presented in 2012 with the prestigious Gowell Award. This award is presented every three years by New England Retail Confectioner’s Association (NERCA) in recognition of a member’s contribution to the association and the retail confectioner field. It is considered the highest award that can be given as his/her peers choose the recipient.
In 2015 Wilbur’s of Maine was awarded the Chase Bank Mission Main St Grant which is a grant focused on giving small businesses that are already making a difference in their communities the opportunity to grow in their field.
Wilbur’s of Maine is an 8 time consecutive winner of DownEast Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Poll for Maine’s Best Chocolate and Best Candy Shop (2010-2017).