The Shellbark Hickory Nut offers a sweet, rich, non-bitter taste. A robust nut, make sure you have your nut cracking tools handy. The only major difference between the Shellbark and Shagbark is the size of the shell. The Shellbark nuts are larger and have a thick shell. Shellbark Hickory Nuts are sold by the pound - in the shell. Approx. 40-50 Shellbark Hickory Nuts in 1 lb.