Candy in the 1700s- Cream Filberts (Mothballs)- Sugarplum - True Treats Historic Candy

Cream Filbert – Sugar Plums


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 sugar plum family, where a seed or nut was rolled in layers of sugar over days or weeks for a perfect shell. The name changed to “mothball candies” in the 1940s. A true luxury using traditional ingredients of the late 1700s. The texture is as tempting as the taste a best seller today!  4 ounces with the history on the label.

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