May ’15

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Mother’s Day is Sunday,
May 10th

Show your mother that you appreciate her with a lovely assortment of Shane Chocolates.  We highly recommend our Spring Assortment filled with sweets any mother would love.  Or perhaps she would prefer a box of our Tea Bon-Bons or our House-Made Fudge.  All the aforementioned gifts are available online and in the shop.  Don’t forget to place your online order by May 4th for delivery by Mother’s Day.

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Boardwalk Fudge

A taste of Summer to chase away those winter blues!  We’re firing up our 1919 Savage Bros. Fire Mixer to mix our specialty chocolate into a uniform and creamy consistency.  Our favorite flavors feature first, but stay tuned there are many more to come.
They are also available in our online shop.

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Spring Floral Boxes

Swing into Spring with these handmade floral boxes.  Fill them with an assortment of our handmade chocolates or choose a selection of our locally made panned items.  Available in the shop or online.

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Featured Bean to Bar: Muchomas

Longtime friend of the Berleys, entrepreneur Derek Menaldino brings Muchomas Chocolate from Nicaragua to Shane’s!
Muchas Gracias!

We carry four varieties:
70% Dark Chocolate with Roasted Coffee
44% Milk Chocolate
44% Milk Chocolate with Roasted Almonds
80% Dark Chocolate with Cacao Nibs.

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NEW Franklin Ice Cream Flavors

Try our new Burnt Sugar Ice Cream, ushering us towards future warmer days while reminding us of where we came from.
As always, our dairy-free lineup stays fresh and unique.  We’re now churning Dairy-Free Strawberry and Dairy-Free Green Tea!

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War Admiral Phosphate

This Philly Winner, weaned on local thoroughbred MILK, leads the pack with great GINGER and finishes first in a garland of ROSES.

A DelCo Riddle that’ll knock your Derby off!

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Wiener Eiskaffee (Veen-er Ice Cafe)

Black Coffee cold brewed in The Chocolate Café at Shane Confectionery with a scoop of Vanilla Bean, Whipped Cream, and Chocolate Syrup.
A Viennese coffeehouse classic.

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‘One Tough Cookie’ Ice Cream Sandwich

Get out to VOTE on May 19th for your favorite candidate.  Longtime Shane’s Customer Lynne Abraham inspired an ice cream sandwich made with her favorite confection, Almond Buttercrunch.  This almond cookie is filled with Franklin Chocolate Ice Cream, rolled in Almond Buttercrunch Toffee and named for Lynne, who’s “One Tough Cookie”

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Coconut Batido

Franklin Fountain coconut ice cream is whipped in a whirlwind with fresh banana and, for the first time ever, Shane’s own house made bean-to-bar chocolate.  Served in a coconut shell with a bamboo straw for a true taste of the tropics.

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Pinolillo

Pinolillo is the national drink of Nicaragua, so popular that Nicaraguans commonly self-identify as “Pinoleros”.  This icy drink is a unique blend of toasted cornmeal, cocoa, cinnamon, and coconut cream.

And come in to try the rest of our summer menu, featuring other refreshing cold drinks, as well as some of our favorites from our winter menu.

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Sugar and Sweets: Oxford University Press

Co-owner Ryan Berley is now a published author as a contributor to The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, just published by Oxford University Press.  Ryan was asked to contribute three articles, including the history of Boxed Chocolates, the Candy Cane, and Penny Candy.  Copies of the book can be purchased HERE.

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Tamanend Day – May 1st

On May 1st at 7pm we will host a celebration in commemoration of Chief Tamanend and William Penn’s Peaceful agreement to live in harmony at The Tamanend Statue (on the corner of Market St. and Front St.)  Chief Tamanend was a respected leader of a Lenni-Lenape clan that inhabited this region and was known for his exceptional efforts at peace and friendship between the Native American tribes and the European settlers led by William Penn.

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April ’15

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Dairy-Free Coconut Ice Cream

What would be an appropriate addition to our growing collection of dairy-free coconut cream based flavors?  Why, Coconut of course!  Stop by and try our new Dairy-Free Coconut Ice Cream.

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Lemon Sorbet Returns

For those sporting lighter fair – tart and bracing Lemon Sorbet is back; made fresh from lemons from Southern groves.  The flavor is invigorating, and is sure to hit the spot and refresh you on a warm & sunny day.

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Roman Punch Returns

We’ve PRESSED into service a LEGION of organic Lemons, Grapefruits, Oranges, and Bergamot to replenish the thirst of an EMPIRE!

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Tea Bon Bons

We are pleased to introduce three new Tea inspired Bon-Bons.
Ginger Lemongrass:  This organic European herbal tea is steeped in cream to make a white chocolate ganache.  Coated in dark chocolate and garnished with candied ginger
Cup of Earl Grey: Black Indian blend Earl Grey tea is steeped in cream for a dark chocolate ganache and topped with a layer of honey caramel.
Green Tea: Matcha Green Tea infused cream in a white chocolate ganache, coated in white chocolate, and dusted with matcha.

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Spring Chocolate Assortment

Full of delightful fruity, floral and pastel candies, this assortment is the perfect way to put some Spring in your step.

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Featured Bean to Bar: Raaka Chai

This Brooklyn based bean-to-bar employs smoked black tea from south-east China to provide its pinewood flavor.  Raaka also uses their own house blend of chai spice leaves with 66% Bolivian organic cacao beans.

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Cold Cocoa Brew

Iced Coffee Meets Iced Chocolate!
Iced Sumatra Coffee and Cacao Nibs steeped in a French press create a refreshing drink that is bold, dark and complex.

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Iced Chocolate Chai

House-Made with Black Tea, Cardamom, Cloves, Cinnamon, Anise, Vanilla, Milk and 80% Dark Chocolate.  It’s worth a chai!

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Watch us on ‘The Chew’

Just before Easter we were visited by ABC’s ‘The Chew’.  They wanted to see how we make our Clear Toy Candies and our Buttercream Eggs.  Watch it HERE.

 

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The Life of Spice

Join Eric Berley on a Worldwide Tour of the History, Science and Consumption of Spices.  As master of ceremonies, Eric will be presenting authors and scientists’ research about the taste and smell of Spices.

Thursday April 16th 5:30 to 8 pm
at The Chemical Heritage Foundation

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