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Cream Filberts 1 lb. Bag

The Crystallized Hazelnuts You Asked for: Are Back!

Cream Filberts 1 lb. Bag

The Crystallized Hazelnuts You Asked for: Are Back!

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Suggested by Joyce Scott, San Antonio, TX

For years you've asked us to reintroduce crystallized cream filberts (also known as "Mothballs" or "Snowballs") to our Store. We searched until we finally came across a small candy company in upstate New York that was able to make these cream filberts the old-fashioned way just for us. The filberts (hazelnuts) are panned in copper kettles until the whole nut is encased in crystallized sugar, a time-consuming process that takes days, but one we're sure you'll find well worth the effort. Whether you prefer to let these sweet treats slowly melt in your mouth until you get to the filbert nut or simply bite right into them, you won't be able to resist them. 1lb. bag contains approx. 40 candies.

  • Filbert nuts are patiently panned in copper kettles
  • Filberts are encased in crystallized sugar

Shop The Vermont Country Store for a delicious selection of old-fashioned candy, like cream filberts.

Cream Filberts 1 lb. Bag

Safety Warnings

Warning: product is made in a facility that handles nuts. Peanuts, tree nuts, milk, wheat.


Amerfond Fondant Sugar, Filbert Nuts, Granulated Cane Sugar,
Corn Syrup, Water.


Shelf Life: 4 months

Nutritional ItemQuantity% of Daily
Serving Size: 1/4 cup (40g)
Servings per Container: varied (11)
Calories: 170
Calories from Fat: 35
Total Fat3.5g5%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates33g11%
Dietary Fiber<1g4%
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%
Percentage based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Manufactured In: USA

Material - Country Of Origin: USA - New York

Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 48 reviewers.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Not worth the expensive price tag Most of the food from the Vermont Country Store is wonderful. Unfortunately, these cream filberts were not - in fact, they were a huge disappointment. The quality of the hazelnuts (in both size and flavor) was poor, as was the fondant. This was a waste of money and definitely not up to VCS standards. January 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Childhood treat! These "moth balls" always appeared somehow in our house at Xmas time back in the 50's. I order them now to bring back fond memories of those times, and to give a few to my siblings so that they, too, can have a flashback! And they taste great too. You are the only company I know of that carries these delicious little treats! January 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Old time favorite My dad bought me some of these when I was 5 years old. All time favorite candy that is hard to find. I am 70 now and still love them. October 29, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I cannot believe you have these When my husband and I were dating(now married 42 years) we lived in Albany, NY. My husband loved Cream Filberts. They were really expensive, at least, to a young couple starting out. I found them in your catalog. I couldn't believe it. I purchased them, for Christmas. He was so so, surprised. I purchased 2 pounds. He still has some, he's afraid he'll run out. I told him I would order more. THANKS, so much, for having them. October 7, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by GREAT Blast from the Past A Cousin's wife found and ordered a bag for me.. Man did that bring back GREAT Memories.. My ONLY complaint is that the Bag is too small.. It Must be ... it was empty way too fast.. !! :-) May 8, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Delicious Cream Fillerts A few of the larger ones were a bit hard, but most were perfect. They were very delicious. April 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hadn't seen them in years! I hadn't see these since childhood. I had been looking for them for awhile when I found them here. Placed my second order already. Not inexpensive but worth the money. March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by I couldn't stay away from them! They're the same as the ones I remember from childhood, but I no longer have to stop eating them! March 18, 2015
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What Our Customers Are Saying about Our Cream Filberts 1 lb. Bag …

"I can't tell you how tickled I was to find a letter accompanying your catalog informing me you have the Cream Fiberts I've been waiting for. It's been years since they were discontinued and I'd all but given up hope when the good news arrived. You really do care about your customers' requests." - Sheila Tufte, Mesick, MI

"When I was a child many years ago this was the candy I always treasured. They were a little expensive so they were always a wonderful special treat and these taste exactly the same!!!" - Margo, Temperance,

"I have enjoyed Cream Filberts since my childhood over 60 years ago. I am so happy to find them again." - John, Oakland,

"I have looked for these candies for years. As a child I would go to a quaint little homemade candy shop with my mother and we would enjoy eating these delicious candies." - Lavon, College Corner, OH

"My Dad has such a sweet tooth as do all his four daughters, myself included. We always loved these growing up. When I discovered these again through The Vermont Country Store, I told all of my sisters and my Dad got some for his 80th birthday. What a treat for all of us." - Connie, Neoga, IL

"My grandfather loves these candies. We always made a special point to check for them whenever we were in a shop that sold old fashioned candy. I myself have been scouring the internet for years. I was even able to place a few orders online, only to be told, "Sorry, those are discontinued." I can't tell you how elated I am to have found these again." - Amy Jaronowski, Kent, OH

"When I was a little girl, Granma and Grandpa would take my sister and me downtown on the rapid, we would have lunch at Kresgies dime store, and every time we would get these. We called them the snowball candies - yum. I am so glad I found them again. Thank you." - annmarie crowley, cleveland, OK

"As a kid growing up in Cleveland, OH, my aunt and I would shop at a store called May Company, and right next door was this wonderful candy and nut store. Before boarding the bus, we always stopped in to purchase at least 1 pound of their cream filberts and savor them until we got downtown again. I look forward to my kids getting them for me at Christmas, and now I plan to supplement my supply myself, put them in the freezer and eat them 2 at a time until I run out. Thanks for keeping them on your shelves." - Beverlly Janelle, Claremontn, NH

"Years ago these candies were my favorite, then I couldn't find them anywhere. Everytime I was in an old fashioned type store I would look and they were not there. I was thrilled when I saw them in your catalog, and ordered them right away. They are still one of my favorites, and yours are just as good as ever. Thank you." - dee obrien, elizabethton, TN

"Oh, what joy when I spotted these confections in your catalog! I have been searching for this memory from my childhood for such a long time! Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, my Grandmother and her sisters, who always brought home the most delectible confections they could find, treated my sister and I to what we so lovingly called "mothballs"! This was a sweet we always looked forward to having at our house! Thank you, thank you for bringing this treat back and for helping us to relive such happy times!" - Donna Locastro, Valley Stream, NY

"As a child, our Aunt Peggy who lived in Manhattan brought these treats when she came to visit. To us, they were special, elegant and totally reminiscent of Christmas. We christened them "moth balls" and are delighted we were not alone!" - Kathy Lindgren, the hills, TX

"Over 45 years ago, when I was a young child, our baby sitter would give my two brothers and me one cream filbert each if we would go to bed on time. I loved them! About 12 years ago I found them sold in a candy store in Virginia Beach, only during the winter season. I bought them every chance I got. The store changed owners and no longer ordered in the cream filberts, known as snowballs. I did a search for them on the web and found that they were sold by Vermont Country Store. I have ordered them every now and then when I get feeling nostalgic. It is funny how the sense of taste can take you back in time! And these do taste the same as I remembered! Thanks a lot for carrying memories!" - LINDA DA SILVA, BUCKHANNON, WV

"When I was a kid, the "old man" in the neighborhood would sit on his front porch and watch all of the neighborhood children play. We'd beg him for a treat and he'd disappear into the house and reappear with a large metal-topped, clear glass cookie jar filled with these wonderful little treats (he called them mothballs). "Only one," he'd say, "we don't want to spoil your dinner." What a fabulous memory! We'd line up, single file, to get our mothball and laugh and cheer as we resumed our time of play. That was nearly 40 years ago, and I still love these little things. Thanks, Mr. Hacker, and thank you for the memories!" - Lori Cox, Broomfield, CO

"Thank you so much for carrying the old favorite Snowballs. I have remembered these since I was 7 years old but could never find them anywhere. My siblings hadn't a clue as to the type of candy I was talking about. Now I can purchase some for Christmas to remind them of the candy and the candy counter where we would get to shop once a week when we came into town from our farm. You have completed a wonderful memory for me. Thank you so much." - Peggy Ewing, Peoria Heights, IL

"My husband used to tell me about these delightful treats called 'mothballs' that he remembered from childhood. I looked for years and all I got were "Wish I could help you," or "I haven't heard of them in years.". Even the local confectioners said that if I could find a source they wanted to know, because they kept getting requests. Finally I found them here and promptly bought two bags. Then a few weeks later I had to do it again :-) Hubby can't stop raving about how they are just as he remembered. I admit I was skeptical.... until I tried my first....and second.... Fair warning - they should come with a warning sign: Caution - highly addictive :-)" - Sylvia, Shandaken, NY

"This candy was a special treat we received at Christmas when I was growing up. It was only available at one store and only during the Christmas shopping season. I bought some last year and when they arrived and I popped one into my mouth, the childhood Christmas memories came rushing back. It's hard to feel that kind of wonder when you've been around for more than 50 Christmas seasons!" - Tricia Cottrell, Council Bluffs, IA

"I have loved cream filberts since I was a child in the 1950s and '60s. I haven't been able to find them in stores until I saw them on your website. Which, by the way, was the only site that had them. My friends and I knew better than to eat a mothball, but that's what we called these. It was like breaking the rules to eat a cream filbert that looked like a mothball. We thought we were getting away with something really bad. Thanks for bringing them back." - Sharon, Fulton, MO

"Just like with other customers, this is a favored treat from my childhood. I am thrilled that The Vermont Country Store has brought them back!!" - Christine, McKinney, TX

"I love these and haven't had them for years. Thank you for bringing them back." - Joan Fornwalt, Prattville, AL

"Thank you so much for finding these wonderful and nostalgic candies. My family grew up with these. St. Nick always brought "mothballs" to us every year. When I bought them (the first time), I shared them with my sister, who was so surprised I had found them. She loves them as much as I do, but she is able to restrain herself and eat only one a day. I haven't mastered that yet! Thank you again!" - Sandy Enke, Maplewood, MN

"I just found your catalog in a bunch a friend was going to throw away, and lo and behold you have cream filberts!!! I thought I had been imagining that they ever existed. I had my last one when I was probably 18 and stumbled onto some at the KS State Fair. I haven't seen them anywhere since; it's been almost 40 years since I have had one. I can hardly wait to order them and get them on their way....Thank you for bringing back all the lovely memories associated with this treat from my childhood."-Malia Rich, Garden City, KS

"When I was a child growing up in California, these two wonderful people that i loved would take me to a nice department store and stop by the candy shop and would buy me these wonderful snowballs. I always remembered them but could never find them again. I'm so happy I found them. Now I can share them with my grown daughters." - Ann Lujan, Chicago, IL