September ’14


Caramelized & Salted Honeycomb Ice Cream

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We employ Shane’s Rooftop Honey to make our Honeycomb Ice Cream.  While expanding the duration of her seasonal presence at The Fountain, we’ve decided to cook our honey to a caramel amber bronze and to add a touch of pretzel salt for punch and tickle.

Founders Day – 10 Years at The Franklin Fountain


A street fair celebration!  We invite all to return for our waffle ice cream combos, fall ice cream cookie sandwiches, old-fashioned children’s games, LIVE COW pie bingo and prizes with milking demonstrations, an ice cream sing-a-long, antique ice cream memorabilia displays, old-time music and free tours through Shane Confectionery every hour.

September 20th, 12-6pm 116 Market St

10 Year Birthday Cake Bisque Ice Cream

Birthday Cake
The Franklin Fountain’s Birthday Cake Bisque Ice Cream is made with real baked birthday cakes: Vanilla pound cake sprinkled with rainbow jimmies and traditional American butter-cream swirled throughout a base of vanilla cake batter
ice cream.

Apple Turnovers Now Available

Turnover Sundae
This month, we will begin to add warm desserts as menu options, such goodies as oven-warmed Apple Turnovers, which we suggest with our dreamy Vanilla Ice Cream, a drizzled signature of authentic caramel glaze and a dollop of whip cream.

Chilled Apple Cider Float

Apple Cider Float
Locally-pressed apple cider, chilled and served with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.  We suggest Ginger, Caramel, or simply Vanilla.

Pumpkin Ice Cream

First, we would like announce to you through the agency of tooting trumpets the glad return of Pumpkin Ice Cream!  This gourd-sent goodie brings due smiles to the countenances of all who have tasted its spiced magnificence.  Truly, it is a customer favorite; it is wholly natural, and it tastes just like a serving of pumpkin pie had aside the cozy blaze of a hearthfire, only our brand is a touch sweeter, and it is enhanced by the tinkering of our kitchen sorceresses.  Also available in Dairy-Free.

Featured Bottled Soda: Reading Draft White Birch

Birch BeerSince 1921 Reading Draft White Birch Soda has the taste of Old Pennsylvania with her rolling hills and dense understories of mint and wintergreen.  Reading Draft continues the tradition of using pure cane sugar, natural ingredients (whenever possible) and the slow carbonation process.  A tasty treat for any occasion!

ShaneConfectionery-horizontalLavender Honey Caramels

Honey Lavender Caramel
Steeped in local organic lavender, our cream is naturally flavored and then cooked into our rooftop honey caramel batch in copper cauldrons, then cooled to perfection.  They are finally nestled in dark chocolate and kissed goodnight with the reminder of a single lavender bud.

Pumpkins on the Vine at Shane (Great Pumpkin Fudge & Pumpkin Buttercreams)

Made with pumpkin purée, this silky pumpkin fudge is layered with toasted caramel and salted pecan pieces.  Are you a purist? Pumpkin Fudge is also available.

Philadelphia Honey Festival

The mission of the Philadelphia Honey Festival is to raise awareness about the importance of honey bees to our environment, our food supply and our economy, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening.

Shane Confectionery has been nominated for Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards

Right now, the team at Martha Stewart Living is honoring makers across the country through the 2014 American Made Awards.  American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade.  The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.

Help Shane Confectionery become a finalist by sharing our American Made profile on Twittter and Facebook.  View our profile here and please pass this along!

Country Living Magazine at Shane’s


“The oldest continuously operated candy store in the country is sugar-coated with brotherly love” says country Living Magazine in their September issue.  We agree, but stop by Shane Confectionery to see for yourself.

Bean to Bar: Dolfin


For decades, this Belgian Chocolatiers philosophy has been to mix natural, high quality ingredients directly into the chocolate mass.  Fruits, spices, herbs, flowers or even the great classics are combined in perfect and subtle blends with the best traditional chocolates.

Philadelphia 19th C. Base-Ball Festival at the Navy Yard this Weekend!

The 3rd Annual Vintage Base-Ball Festival will be held September 6 & 7 (Sat. & Sun.) from 10am-5pm at the Navy Yard:  Marine Parade Grounds, South Broad St. in SOuth Philadelphia.  It is a FREE EVENT and will feature ten vintage ball clubs playing 1864 base-ball, with vendors peddling vintage base-ball goods.  As a sponsor, the Franklin Fountain will dish up ice cream scoops, nostalgic sodas and Ballpark Caramel Corn from Shane’s.  Come watch Ryan “Hurleigh” Berley make his pitches to the opposition.  The Athletic Base-Ball Club of Philadelphia (co-founded by the Berley Bros.) is organizer and host of the event.

Basdball Tintype

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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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