July ’15

FF_logoHORIZANTALsThe Mighty Warship Olympia Sundae

Two scoops of Ice Cream, two Toppings, Whipped Cream & Cherries, all atop a Fresh Hot Waffle Boat! If you purchase our sundae, you will get $2 off your general admission to the Independence Seaport Museum; which includes tours of both the Olympia & the Becuna. In addition, if you buy a ticket from the Independence Seaport Museum, you will receive $2 off your sundae.

 

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We have enough organic blueberry treats to satisfy any man, woman, or child. Our Blueberry Ice Cream is back in both Full Dairy and Dairy Free! We are excited to debut our House-Made Blueberry Soda Syrup; try it alone or with lemon, or lavender.

SamSoda Jerk’s Choice:
Root Beer Float Shake

Sam suggests the Root Beer Float Shake, a vanilla milkshake spun with root beer syrup instead of milk!

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Larry Berley, Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy

Larry Berley, Ryan & Eric’s paternal grandfather, entered active duty with eh U.S. Navy in 1942. Following officer training school, he spent two years as chief Engineer aboard the Destroyer Escort U.S.S. Darby in the Pacific theatre, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He remained in the U.S. Naval Reserves for ten years following the war.
For a slideshow of Lt. Comdr. Berley, click on the picture above or see here

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Snap-Shots Taken Here!

Have you ever wanted to be a Cowboy? A Sailor? Maybe a Flapper who can charm Snakes? Then come to Shane Candies’ Circus Photo Booth – at the River Rink Lodge! We have a collection of new and antique costumes, with everything from feather boas to a boa constrictor!

Bronze Chocolate Liberty Bells

House-Made using Bronze Medal Dark Chocolate, or Whole Milk Chocolate.

Available to purchase online.

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Candy Clerk Choice:
Cartridge Candy

Joey suggests the Cartridge Candy:
“It’s nostalgic for me because I grew up with my dad in the army. It’s also great fun for kids, because it’s two candies in one package – both a Pixie Stick-like sugar, and a gumball.”

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Blueberry Fudge

To keep in stride with the Franklin Fountain (and the season), Shane’s now has White Chocolate Blueberry Fudge. It’s sweet creamy white chocolate fudge, with swirls of house-made blueberry jam.

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Two Berry Ice Cream Sandwich

We have an Ice Cream Sandwich fitting for the fourth: One Raspberry Cookie and one White Lemon Cookie, with Blueberry Ice Cream in between!

Exclusively available at Shane Confectionery.

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“Ice Box” now stocked at Shane’s

Skip the line! Made onsite, Franklin Ice Cream in take home half pints at the Chocolate Café.

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Classic Soda at Shane’s

Besides Coke with cane sugar, and PA spring water, (and our array of delicious frozen drinks), we will now be offering four additional classic sodas: Blenheim’s Hot Ginger Ale, Dr. Physick’s Black Cherry, Nichol Kola, and the ever popular Moxie!

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1944: Have a Coca Cola =
As You Were

As seen in this World War II era Coca-Cola ad, many battleships were equipped with their own Soda Fountains, to bring a little comfort and relaxation to the sailors. This often forgotten piece of history helped inspire our very own S.S. Franklin Fountain.
Click here to see photos of a real Soda Fountain aboard the USS Texas.

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Named Best Ice Cream in Pennsylvania!

According to Foursquare and Business Insider – 50 Ice Cream Shops were named Best in America. Guess who WON PA?
Read the full article here

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FF makes Alton Brown’s Top Ten

Food Network superstar Alton Brown popped by The Franklin Fountain back in November. Luckily, Taylor was on hand to give him the full tour and treatment. He liked us so much, Brown picked The Franklin Fountain as one of his TOP TEN FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN THE NATION for USA TODAY. Thank you, Dr. Brown!
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