Tasteful 18th Century Cream Filberts
This elegant candy was originally called the “cream filbert” – a filbert covered with creamed sugar and a crisp sugar shell. First made in the 1700s, Cream Filberts are 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. A true luxury using traditional ingredients of the late 1700s. The texture is as tempting as the taste. 4 ounces with the history on the label.