October ’14


The Great Pumpkin Emerges from the Field!

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This fresh Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream with Kettle Cooked Caramel Sauce, Malt Powder, crunchy Salted Pecans with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon is cool comfort at its best.

From Scratch – Apple Pie

Mmm…real butter made with tart apples and crumble top, a la mode ice cream: Cinnamon, Caramel or Ginger.  For a real twist, ask your soda jerk for a Hot Apple Pie Shake with hot caramel sauce and cold vanilla ice cream.

New Homemade Apple Cider Soda!

Fresh, Local Apple Cider is reduced on simmer to an amber elixir, while brown sugars bring out a natural nutty aroma.  On these warm October Days, it’s more refreshing, easier to digest, and less sweet than the straight sweet stuff.  “Bob” your straw into some Caramel Ice Cream for a “Caramel Apple Cider Float.”

You Scream, We Scream for OPERA CAKE Ice Cream!

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In honor of Opera Philadelphia’s 40th Anniversary, The Franklin Fountain developed a flavor to celebrate the performers.  To see how we make this flavor, watch this video: Encore!

Old City Fall Festival: October 12th

Join us and neighboring businesses for the Old City Fall Festival on Sunday, October 12th from 12 to 6pm.  Our street cart will feature Limited Edition Ice Cream Sandwiches: Chocolate Chunk Cookies & Vanilla or Peanut Butter Ice Cream or Nuremburg Gingerbread (lebchuken) with Pumpkin Ice Cream.

Founders’ Day 10 -SUCCESS!

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We’d like to thank you for your continued patronage for ten years.  We celebrated in September with music, games, ice cream history and antiques, a live cow, and, of course, ice cream & candy.  A special thank you to those who participated in our Cow Pie Bingo Raffle, which raised over $300 for the W.B. Saul Agricultural High School.

Click HERE to view a slideshow of the events or HERE to view a video montage


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…and STOCK UP for Halloween

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFill these candy coffin containers from Tinsel Trading Company with a selection of Halloween Candies from Shane Confectionery.  Available in store and online – Click HERE

Apple Cider Caramels

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House-made Apple Cider Caramels feature five different spices simmered with an apple cider reduction made form local apple cider, then hand-dipped in milk chocolate for that warm fall feeling.

Candied Spy & Smokehouse Apples

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Red candied apples are a classic October treat in Pennsylvania.  Or try one dipped in caramel made with brown sugar and spiced with cinnamon, then rolled in salted pecans.

Available Weekends Only.

“Seville” Orange Opera Creams

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We spun Seville Orange Creams to celebrate Opera Philadelphia’s 40th Anniversary and to toast the performers in “The Barber of Seville.”  Similar to a buttercream, these confections are made with local heavy cream in lieu of butter for a richer, silkier center.  Sprinkled with Orange Blossom Water (made from Seville Oranges, of course!) and orange zest,  we’ll continue making these specially flavored Opera Creams the year round!

Click HERE to watch how they’re made.

Bar of the Month: Tradestone Confections Maple Pumpkin Caramel Bar

This seasonal bar is made with local syrup from Maple Acres Farm.  It is drizzled with house-made caramel and sprinkled with salted pumpkin seeds throughout.

Old Fashioned Taffy Pull – Tuesday, October 7th

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Next week Shane Confectionery will host an old Fashioned Taffy Pull with Tyler Contemporary on Tuesday October 7th at 6pm.  This event is free and open to the public, but space is going fast so sign up HERE to reserve your spot.

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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

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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
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Apple Turnovers Now Available

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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

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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!

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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.

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