April ’16



Real Fruit Fancy Ices: Lemon & Mango

Fresh and delicious, our fancy Ices are made from freshly pressed Lemons or pureed fruits. These palette-cleansing beauties will surely satisfy your thirst.

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Coconut makes a coco-comeback just in time for Spring. Let this non-dairy treat whisk your taste buds away on a tropical retreat!

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

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Imagine awakening to the honk of colorful old cars and brilliant skyline of Old Havana while sipping a cocktail of snappy Ginger, ruby Raspberry, and freshly squeezed Caribbean Limes.  ¡Estupendo!

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Sarah picks a custom Float – Lime Soda with Ginger Ice Cream.  Zesty refreshment in the warm weather.

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Spring is in the air.  Savor the feeling with
Green Tea, Chai and Violet Bon Bons.

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Light, sweet, and delicately floral or tropical, these Marshmallows embody early spring!

Caramels Galore!

2016 is the year of the caramel at Shane’s. We are pleased to offer Hibiscus-Ginger, Mango-Passion Fruit (un-dipped or coated in Dark Chocolate), and Berry-Basil (un-dipped or coated in White Chocolate).


 Banana Buttercreams

A new seasonal delight, Banana Buttercreams are available in Dark and White Chocolate.  In the late 19th century America took notice of the banana, and found it to be a delicacy to be savored.  Being photographed eating bananas even became a fad!



Candy Clerk’s Pick of the Month

Vicki suggests House-made Coffee Caramels – Creamy Caramel infused with Coffee, dipped in Milk and Dark Chocolate.

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House-roasted Cacao Nibs are ground on our stone metate and cold-steeped overnight with fresh Sumatra Coffee to make this refreshing icy brew.

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Friday, May 6th the S.S. Franklin Fountain will drop anchor at Spruce Street Harbor Park! Our cargo will include The Mighty Warship Olympia Sundae, Ice Cream Floats, scoops, and refreshing Thirst-Ades.

We are also excited to announce our newest exotic locale at Spruce Street Harbor Park – The Sugar Shack. Sip or spoon tropical flavors; our mocktails and fancy ices will whisk you away to warmer shores.

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This late 19th century, die-cut trade card for Smack’s, a New York purveyor of ice cream and confections, stands out in our collection as an interesting aspect of advertising history. We especially love the incongruity between the business name and the card’s delicate form.  Visit Shane Confectionery to try our own unique botanical and tea-based confections.


Happy All Fool’s Day!

There was a fair maid of Lagoda.
Who went in to buy her soda.
She found it so fine,
That at last she’d had nine,
Which she said she feared might overload her.

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March ’16


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The Dubliner Sundae

Irish Cream Cake drizzled with Stout Caramel, made with “Hit The Floor Stout” brewed in Old City’s 2nd Floor Brewery. Nestled next to a generous scoop of Irish Whiskey Ice Cream and topped with Whipped Cream.

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Irish “Mashed Potato” Shake

Love Irish Potatoes from Shanes? Try your luck with our Irish “Mashed Potato” Shake! Fresh Coconut Ice Cream, a dash of Cinnamon, a dollop of Whipped Cream floating atop a pool of Hot Caramel.


Carrot Cake “Bisque” Ice Cream

Made with Fresh Carrots, crunchy Walnuts, Allspice, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Rum-Soaked Raisins, along with a Cream Cheese Frosting Swirl. “Bisque Flavors” are traditionally made with a baked good – such as our Hydrox Cookie!

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Irish Whiskey Ice Cream

In keeping with the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day we have once again ‘put up’ our Irish Whiskey Ice Cream, using fresh Berks County’s Cream and authentic Irish Whiskey, blended with our House Coffee Extract. Enhanced by both rich Cocoa and Malt Powders, it will surely warm you while waiting for the Spring thaw.

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Dairy-Free Coconut Lavender Ice Cream!

The Flower Show is in full bloom, and so are we! This delicate blend of Coconut Cream and local Lavender is the perfect dairy-free taste of Spring.


Soda Jerk’s Pick of the Month

Dom picks a “Lucky Clover” shake! Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, with a swirl of our House-Made Creme de Menthe. Fresh and herbal, it’s like taking a Springtime stroll.

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Easter Clear Toy

Clear Toy Candy is a Pennsylvania tradition of hard candy sculptures. Both beautiful and edible, our clear toy candies are carefully handcrafted using antique molds. Populate your Easter table or Basket with delicious works of art. Buy them in the shop or online!
Orders for in-store pickup must be placed by March 19th, and shipped orders must be placed through the website by March 15th.


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Shane’s Luck O’ The Irish Potatoes

A Philadelphia tradition for more than 100 years, these sweet spuds are made with Sweetened Cream Cheese and shredded Coconut, then rolled in Cinnamon for a spiced, dry finish. Although Irish Potatoes did not originate in Ireland, the tradition of this confection serves as a memorial to the 19th century hardships in Ireland and was most likely created as a commemoration of the Irish Potato Famine that lasted from 1845-1851.

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Easter Buttercream Eggs

Buttercream Eggs, bite-sized to family-sized, are now available for pre-order at Shane Confectionery! Call or stop by before March 16th to ensure you get eggsactly what you want. This year our Penny Eggs come in Vanilla, Chocolate, Lemon, Coconut, Raspberry, and Peanut Butter. Our traditional large Decorated Buttercream Eggs come in Vanilla Coconut, Fruit & Nut, and our newest flavor, Lemon!
Click here to order them online

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Easter Confections

Easter is early and we’re hopping to see you soon! Available in the shop, and online, we have an array of Buttercreams, Easter Baskets, and all manner of Easter Eggs filled with goodies. Chocolate Rabbits & Clear Toy bunnies abound! Jelly Beans and Malted Milk Eggs await discovery!

Candy Clerk’s Pick of the Month

Lindsay picks our house-made Coconut Meltaways. A White Chocolate Meltaway made with natural non-gmo Coconut Flavor and Chopped Coconut, dipped in Dark Chocolate and topped with Organic Coconut Chips.



Try one of our Bean-to-Cup Drinking Chocolates. Single origin chocolate sorted, roasted, ground, and melted all in-house. Each origin offers a unique palette of flavors. This month we will be offering a broader range of limited time options.

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To My Darlin’

This unique, potato-shaped, dye-cut card from the early 1900’s includes a nationalistic love poem addressed To My Darlin’, an eye-dialect specific to Irish pronunciation of To My Darling in the early 20th century. Pick up a box of our homemade Irish Potato confections to let someone special know you have your eye on them.

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