August ’14


Fresh Apricot-Honey Custard

apricots BLOGThis bright and seductive flavor is our midsummer sensation. Pennsylvania Fruit and Rooftop Honey: brought to you by the birds, the bees and the apricot trees.

Peach and Blueberry Cobblers Now Available

Cobbler blogWhat could be better than a refreshing summer cobbler served with Franklin Ice Cream? We’re debuting Blueberry and Peach Cobblers, baked daily! Try them á la mode or mixed into a Summer Pie Shake.

August Freeze!

FranklinFreeze blogTruly an August Freeze; Dignified and Grand. Ginger Ice Cream, Roman Punch and Mango Sorbet. A distinguished choice.

Huckleberry Fizz

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Blueberry Ice Cream, made from fresh organic blueberries, bobbing atop Real Huckleberry Soda.

Featured Bottled Soda: Goose Island Vanilla Cream Soda

The hunt for great tasting bottled soda continues. This Vanilla Cream Soda is all natural, clean tasting, with a smooth finish. A great label too! Take some home today.

The Fountain is 10 Years Old!

Save the Date


Franklin Fountain celebrates 10 years with
September 20th, 2014
12 noon thru 6pm
Music, Waffles, Games, History and Ice Cream of course!

(rain date Sunday, September 21st)

Dandy, do you Yankee Doodle? If so, send us your illustrations from Franklin Fountain to be considered for prizes and possible use at Founder’s Day! Email entries to

chandler_oleary_franklin_fountainThis Dandy Drawing was created by beloved illustrator and customer Chandler O’Leary on her “Drawn the Road Again” blog seen here: Banana Split for my Baby


Summer Fruits Assortment

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Celebrate the end of summer with an assortment of fruity confections. A mixture of Blueberry, Lemon, and Strawberry Buttercreams fill this sweet and tart box, along with four Milk Chocolate Apricot Truffles.

Apricot-Honey Truffle

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A creamy milk chocolate truffle flavored with brandy and a house-made, honey infused apricot jam. Rolled in cocoa-dusted chopped dried apricots.

Of Carnivals, Carousels and Hot Air Balloon Excursions

window display 1blogThoughtful care is considered for everything at Shane’s, including the window displays. Each month, our design team create fanciful vignettes behind the delicate curved glass. This August, visit Shane’s to soar high above the beach in a hot air balloon or ride atop a fancy painted horse on the seaside carousel.

Behind the Curtain…

behindEver wonder what’s behind the blue curtain at Shane Confectionery? Soon you’ll have a chance to find out, with a golden ticket of course. We are expanding the store and creating a workshop where you can see behind the scenes secrets from our confectionery kitchen. See chocolate dipping dandies derring-dous! Engineers freezing ice cream from milk! And don’t forget to look up! We are installing an historic tin ceiling salvaged from next door, #112 Market St…

Featured Bean to Bar Chocolate:

unnamedInspired by gin’s earthy, floral notes, this chocolate bar is enrobed with a thin layer of Litchi pate de fruit in white chocolate, then peppered with candied grapefruit. The perfect chocolate bar to enjoy on a summer day.

Oh Sugar! A Retrospective Video Series from Cane to Candy

oh sugarIt’s hard to believe it’s almost been a year since the opening of “Oh, Sugar!” at the Independence Seaport Museum. If you missed the exhibition of cane to candy, follow this link to take a video tour of the exhibition with Curator Ryan Berley. Click Here

Toys & Games

Toys & Games 1 blogThe magic of childhood returns with Shane Confectionery’s new line of classic toys and retro games. Indulge in sweet nostalgia with a whirly-gig, introduce a new generation to the fun of tiddlywinks, take home a souvenir train whistle, or explore the selection for yourself. Toys and games are also available for purchase online HERE.

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July ’14


Fresh Organic Blueberry Ice Cream

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The bounty of the mid-summer harvest has provided us with a luscious crop of juicy-plump blueberries. Using this bounty we have crafted our homemade Blueberry Ice Cream with special attention. With honesty and hard work, we do believe that we have outdone ourselves, and we ask that you try some for yourselves to test the merits of our claim by your own tongue’s inspection. We also offer this refreshing summer flavor in Dairy Free.

Limes Return! Limeade, Lime Syrup and… Blueberry Limeade Franklin Freeze


After weeks of scarcity, we are pleased to announce that Limes have returned to The Fountain.  In the heat of the summer, there is nothing better than a refreshing Lime Rickey or try our new Blueberry Limeade Franklin Freeze made with Blueberry Ice Cream, Limeade and Raspberry Sorbet.

Cherries Jubilee!

Bing Cherries at Union Square Market, NYC

You won’t be disappointed in our cherry selection. Average cherries at ice cream shops and cocktail bars are both “Neon” and “Puny,” sulking in an artificial red sea of sickening sweetness, a distant shadow of their mature and robust cousins we use everyday.

 Classic and Flavorful

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Oregon Cherry Growers, a Co-op of cherry farmers Franklin Fountain supports, is the first to develop maraschino cherries made of ingredients from 100% natural sources. The indulgent dark Bing Cherries are perfect for adult palettes, and completely safe for kids of all ages. Each cherry is sweetened without corn syrup and free of sulfites, alcohol and preservatives.

Bursting with flavor in every bite, only the best cherries top world class sundaes!

Tart & Refreshing: Our Local Cherry Phosphate!


In celebration all things Red, White and Blue, we also make (Pennsylvania picked-fruit) Cherry Soda from tart-popping fruit…Makes a great phosphate! Sour things (including our Thirst Ades) are more thirst suppressing than your average soda.

Local Black Cherry Soda

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Near Philadelphia the term ‘visniak’, pronounced ‘vee-shnee-ak’ was always preceded with the words ‘black cherry’ and was a highly sweetened soda clutched at little league games and coveted at friends’ homes. ‘Visniak’ is the Polish name for the flavor “Cherry” which a popular New York Bottler, now defunct, named Cherry Visniak developed that Identity-Association with the flavor. Bottles were returnable in the old days, and held the guiltless pleasure of 7oz of pure refreshment. In response to Cherry Visniak’s success, local companies like “A-Treat” in Allentown and “Franks” in Philadelphia added a black cherry soda to their lineup of bottles and cans.

Toast “Soda’s Pop” with a Black Cherry Physick


Enjoy this delicious historical soda ice cold at The Fountain and visit the annual Phyzz Festival on Saturday July 5 at the Physick House, just steps away in Society Hill section of Philadelphia.

Old City Restaurant Week July 19th thru 27th


Old City’s first Restaurant Week will soon be upon us.  The Franklin Fountain is honored to be a sponsor of the event and to serve The Official Ice Cream of Old City’s Restaurant Week: Chocolate Cobblestone.  Participating restaurants include: 4 Fathers Philadelphia, Amada, Bistro 7, Bleu Martini, Continental Restaurant & Martini Bar, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar, Dinardo’s Famous Seafood, Farmicia, High Street on Market, Independence Mall Café, Karma Restaurant & Bar, Kisso Sushi Bar, La Famiglia, Lucha Cartel, National Mechanics, Nick’s Roast Beef Bar and Grille, Panini’s Trattoria, Panorama, The Plough & The Stars, Revolution House, Rosa Blanca-Cuban Diner, Sassafras, Spasso, Taste, Wedge + Fig.




Star Spangled Sweets


If Francis Scott Key had tried one of our new Blueberry Buttercreams, enrobed in Dark or White chocolate, or our new Strawberry Lemonade Jelly, he might have reworked the lyrics “and the strawberries red glare, the blueberries bursting in air…”

New Summer Fudge Flavors


Our house-made Boardwalk Fudge is now available in seasonal flavors inspired by our favorite Franklin Fountain Ice Cream: Whirly Berley, Mint Chocolate Chip, Maple, Maple Walnut, Pistachio, Rum Raisin, Hydrox Cookie, and more!

Just like the Pistachio Ice Cream at the Franklin Fountain, this fudge gets its flavor (and earthy olive-green color) from a generous amount of pistachio paste, freshly ground in-house. The distinctive, almost savory flavor is rounded with a bit of vanilla and salt, and garnished with more whole pistachios.

 Each pan of this dark, richly-flavored Maple Walnut fudge contains over two pounds of real maple syrup, sourced from Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County and studded with large chunks of buttery English walnuts.

Try an individual piece or fill a custom fudge box with your favorite flavors! Selected varieties of our fudge is also available Online.

Firecracker Popped Corn

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Americans have always celebrated the Fourth of July by staging grand fireworks shows.  John Adams envisioned fireworks as a part of the festivities, before the Declaration of Independence was even signed. In tribute of this grand tradition, Shane Confectionery is showcasing spicy Firecracker Popped Corn; Maple Sugared Popped Corn with Hot Pepper and Pecans.

Featured Bean to Bar Chocolate:


In honor of the 4th of July and its celebratory fiery explosions, we are featuring Eclat Bar’s Aleppo Pepper & Pink Peppercorn Bar as our featured Bean-to-Bar Chocolate.  This 65% dark chocolate bar from Aleppo, Syria packs a bit of a punch but is easily smoothed over by the richness of the dark chocolate. It’s ingredients, Aleppo Pepper and Pink Peppercorn, date back to the Middle Eastern Silk Road and trade routes.

Shane’s chosen as Legacy Business by Preservation Pennsylvania

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Shane Confectionery received the honor of being featured as a Pennsylvania Legacy Business by Preservation Pennsylvania, being published in their recent newsletter Destination Pennsylvania available for free download HERE. This rare distinction is reserved for businesses that have operated for 50 years or more, have been run by multi-generations of the same family and are located in historic buildings within the Commonwealth.

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