July ’15

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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.

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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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June ’15

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Shane’s Circus Tent is Up at the Blue Cross Roller Rink Summerfest Boathouse

Whenever you feel the onset of the Summer doldrums this season, run away to the Shane Circus at the Summerfest Boat House! Inspired by the bright colors, nostalgic treats, and unique whimsy found at the circus and carnival, Shane Confectionery has donned the proverbial grease paint.  All Summer we will be serving fresh popcorns, bags of salted peanuts, saltwater taffy, house-made fudge, Franklin Fountain single scoops & ice cream sandwiches, and cotton candy all in a carousel of flavors.

Click HERE or on the image above to see a slideshow of the shops being prepared!

Hot Popcorn Here!

Whether you need a snack after an afternoon of rollerskating, or during your stroll down Market Street, our fresh made popcorn can be found at both Shane Confectionery locations.

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Cotton Candy from our Electric Candy Machine

Cotton Candy was introduced to a wide American audience at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, under the name of Fairy Floss.
This Summer we are excited to bring you our very own Fairy Floss, at both Shane Confectionery & at the Summerfest Boat House!  Our head confectioner is a variable Titania, spinning mouth-watering wisps of Fairy Floss in Lemon Raspberry, Lavender, Cinnamon, and the house favorite – Mint Chocolate Chip!

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A Matcha Made in Heaven

Matcha is a form of finely ground green tea leaf, made to blend harmoniously with liquids.  We mix it with fresh milk, white chocolate, and a touch of organic cane sugar to make our Iced White Chocolate Matcha, a perfect springtime concoction for sipping in the sunshine.

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The SS Franklin Fountain has docked at Spruce Street Harbor Park

We are both proud & excited to have joined the summer’s festivities at Spruce Street Harbor Park!  We’re calling the SS Franklin Fountain our home away from home this season, and have dropped anchor in front of the beloved USS Olympia and USS Becuna.

Click HERE or on the image above to see a slideshow of the shops being prepared!

Fresh Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches

Returning, by popular demand exclusively at Spruce Harbor Park, the Waffle Ice Cream Sandwich: two scoops of ice cream between two fresh, hot waffles!

Our Lavender Soda Syrup is Blooming and Honeycomb Ice Cream a Buzz

Our Lavender Soda Syrup is back; with its charming color and delightful aroma, it’s pleasing to all the senses!
While the bees are busy making honey, we’re busy making our Honeycomb Ice Cream, made with our own rooftop honey!

We salute our fathers & forefathers this summer

We’ve been reflecting on our naval neighbors, and each month this summer we will highlight a serviceman related to our crew.

While getting the SS Franklin Fountain in ship shape, we hired local artist Otis Gray.  As he painted our ‘ship’, Otis told us about his grandfather Frank Gray.  At 17, Gray lied about his age to get into the US Navy.  When discovered to be underage he was put to work as a ship painter.  Gray served in the Pacific, on the Myassis Dragon from 1943-1945.  He eventually helmed both the Myassis Dragon & the USS LST-241 that deployed Marines onto the beach at Iwo Jima & Guam.

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American Lifestyle Magazine: Sundaes and Nostalgia

We were featured in American Lifestyle Magazine’s current issue.  The article interviews both Ryan and Eric, and details the thought and influences that have gone into creating The Franklin Fountain & Shane Confectionery.

Click Here to see the full article.

In 1944: A Jeep for three gallons of Ice Cream!

The crew of U.S. submarine took a jeep from a pier at Pearl Harbor, and after using it for a brief period, swapped it to the crew of a destroyer for three gallons of ice cream!

“Such a price for a prized possession shows how much service men like ice cream.  Like the Marine who wrote from his jungle foxhole that he wanted ice cream three times a day every day after the war.”
(National Dairy Products Corporation)

 

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