Cream Filberts (Mothballs) – Elegant Sugar Plums (Late 1700s)

$5.47

A true luxury using traditional ingredients of the late 1700s. Each filbert is covered with creamed sugar and a crisp sugar shell. The texture is as tempting as the taste.

4 ounces with the history on the label.

A Bit of History

This elegant candy was originally called the “cream filbert.” First made in the 1700s, its of the “sugarplum” family, where a nut or seed was rolled in layers of sugar for a perfect shell. The name changed to “mothball candy” in the 1940s. The filbert tree, aka hazelnut, came to New York around 1737 from Spain and appears in a variety of festive foods and sweets today.

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