October ’16


Autumnal Ice Cream

Cinnamon and Sea Salt Caramel have returned. Warm up with our Cinnamon Ice Cream made with Cinnamon from Red Ape; it’s non-GMO, organic, and 5% of the profits go towards helping orangutans. The Cinnamon is packed by Pearl Buck Center, an organization that provides work for those with developmental disabilities. Our Sea Salt Caramel Ice Cream is made with deep, amber Caramel and local Cape May Sea Salt. It pairs ever so nicely with our Chocolate, Peanut Butter, or Pumpkin!

Caramel Apple Pie Milkshake (now as vegan too!)

Try our Caramel Apple Pie Shake: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and house-made hot Caramel Sauce, blended with our house-made Apple Pie! Gooey caramel, warm pie, and cool ice cream is a dessert not to be trifled with. Or order a slice a-la-mode, the Jerks suggest the Cinnamon Ice Cream.


Great Pumpkin Sundae

The wait is over, The Great Pumpkin Sundae has returned! Pumpkin Ice Cream made with local real Squash, smothered in house-made Caramel, sprinkled with Salted Pecans, dusted with Malt Powder, and topped with fresh Whipped Cream! Also offered as Vegan, when made without the malt powder.


House-Made Hot Fudge and Brownies

The Guittard Family has valued excellence in chocolate making since 1868. We are now using 63% Guittard Chocolate in our house-made Hot Fudge and our Brownies. We think it has vastly improved their flavor and depth.


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Hallowe’en Haunted Tour

Eerie tales of yore, on our ghastly tour, indulge in grim treats, from the old sweets store! Join us for our first ever Hallowe’en Haunted Tour! Twice a night, 6:30pm & 7:45pm, October 21, 23, 28, and 30th. Learn, taste, and have your fortune told all in America’s oldest confectionery. $13 per ticket. Please call 215-922-1048, visit our website , or stop in our shop at 110 Market Street to reserve your ticket. Space is limited. Tour recommended for 10+ years.



We’ve been boiling and toiling, and our cauldrons are bubbling over with Hallowe’en candy! Spoil those trick-or-treaters with Candy Corn, Pumpkin and Maple Maltballs, Licorice Pastilles, or Pumpkin Caramels. Give a gift to your best ghoul, try one of our ghastly cameos filled with blood red pomegranate caramel, a clear toy witch, or a whole coffin filled with enough sweets to raise any spirit. A selection of our halloween candies are available to order online.


Caramel & Candied Apples

Delicious tart Heirloom Apples, dipped in salted house-made Caramel with or without salted Pecans, or glazed in red Hard Candy. Made fresh every Friday through October and only available Friday – Sunday.

Pumpkin Fudge & Buttercreams

Savor the end of Summer and the start of Autumn with Pumpkin Fudge or try our Pumpkin Buttercream for a taste of the season. Both are made with real Pumpkin, freshly grated Nutmeg, spicy Ginger and warming Cinnamon. Available in the shop and to order online


Death & Chocolate

We resurrected the Victorian Funeral Biscuit. Biscuits embossed with Latin epitaphs, hearts, skulls, or crosses, were given out to mourners. At times they were left on the chest of the deceased during the wake, or wrapped in paper with a poem, and given out as favors. Our morbid tokens are house-made Dark Chocolate Skulls emblazoned with “ÆTERNE”, cast in locally hand-sculpted moulds, and wrapped in authentic funerary poetry.



Agua de Nicaragua Drinking Chocolate

Organic Nicaraguan Cocoa is house-roasted and refined with Cinnamon and Coconut Milk, then whipped into a luxurious hot libation. Our version is a take on the traditional Nicaraguan beverage Pinolillo.

Pumpkin Incredi-bells

Our Incredi-bell is a Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Liberty Bell filled with house-made Marshmallows that you can melt into your own drinking chocolate. This month we’ve stuffed them with Pumpkin Marshmallows. Just add hot milk or water and watch as these pearls of pumpkin perfection are cast adrift in mouthwatering Chocolate!



Old City Fall Fest

Meet us October 9th 2016, from 11am to 6pm at Old City Fall Fest. Several blocks along North 3rd Street and Arch Street will be closed to traffic to showcase local designers, creative firms, restaurants, retailers, galleries and theaters, as well as the neighborhood’s culture, history, and architecture. We will be offering Autumnal Ice Creams, Sundaes, and Ice Cream Sandwiches.


West Laurel Hill Chocolate Tasting

Join us Thursday, October 20th from 1pm to 3pm to learn about Philadelphia’s chocolate history, complete with a selection of Shane’s house-made Chocolates paired with cocktails.
Tickets $30 advance. For more information contact
events@forever-care.com or 610-668-9900.

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September ’16



Sour Apple Fancy Ice

Tart local “Crabbies” mixed with Granny Smith Apples pack a puckering punch, now available at Spruce Harbor locations. This Real Fruit Fancy Ice pairs well with our Vanilla Bean Custard as an end of season Layered Luau.


Back To School Milkshake

Try Concord Grape and Peanut Butter Ice Creams mixed into a scholastic blast of nostalgia.


Pumpkin Ice Cream!!!

Like a slice of Grandma’s pie – Pumpkin Ice Cream moves the seasons. In pursuit of purity and Franklin excellence, we’ve simplified our recipe using local, naturally cooked Pumpkins and Baking Spices. It’s also available in Vegan Coconut Cream, and can be found at The Franklin Fountain and the S.S. Franklin Fountain at Spruce Street Harbor Park.


Fall Flare At Spruce Street Summerfest

The S.S. Franklin Fountain is now serving Apple Cider Ice, Salted Honeycomb Ice Cream, and Pumpkin Ice Cream or vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream. Look out later in the month for fresh Hot Waffles served with Caramelized Banana Topping, Hot and Cold Apple Cider, and our Great Pumpkin Sundae.


Apple Cider Caramel

Tart and sweet, with a touch of spice, our Apple Cider Caramels are made with locally pressed Cider, and dipped in creamy Milk Chocolate.


Double Dip Coffee Cream

Introducing our Double Dip Coffee Cream, a creamy center of Sugar cooked with Coffee, dipped in milky White Chocolate, and dipped again in dark, house-roasted Chocolate infused with Coffee. It’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.


Celebrate Honey

September is National Honey Month! Our Honey Lavender and Honey Earl Grey are absolute ambrosia, and our jarred honey is harvested from our rooftop hives – you can’t get more local than that.


History and Haunt!

Every Friday and Sunday at 6:30 PM, get your dose of confectionery history. September 30th – October 16th enjoy our tour with a little Autumnal flavor. Space is limited, so call ahead. $8 per guest.Boo! Shane Confectionery is hosting a Halowe’en Haunt for four nights October 21st, 23rd, 28th, and 30th. Travel through America’s oldest continuously operated confectionery, and trick-or-treat from our ghastly ghouls. Collect curious candies, hair-raising histories, and spectral stories! A hallowed eve for grown-ups, ages 10+ suggested. Space is limited so call ahead; $13 per guest.


Tasting Squares

Take home our very first house-roasted Chocolate Tasting Square! With ever-rotating origins, come in often to see what we are pouring. From our staff favorite micro lot from the Cedeño Farm in Ecuador, to our new 70% Guatemalan, chocolate has so much breadth to taste.


Liberty Bell Drinking Chocolate

Crack into our house-made Chocolate Liberty Bells and unveil the treasure inside. Pour hot Drinking Chocolate atop and watch as the Chocolate melts and releases a flurry of house-made Marshmallows.



A Taste of History

A few months ago we had the pleasure of showing Chef Walter Staib how to mould ice cream and clear toy, and how to dip a buttercream. Follow the link to see us present Chef Staib with a lobster dinner made without a shred of seafood!

Honey & Chocolate Tasting

We are hosting a Honey and Chocolate tasting, Friday, September 16th, at 8PM. Come sample four local Honeys and four of our craft Chocolates. Space is limited, $18 per ticket, call or stop by the shop today!
(215) 922-1048


Philadelphia Honey Festival

The Philadelphia Honey Festival (Sept. 9-11) was started 7 years ago to raise awareness about the importance of honey bees to our environment and food supply, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening. With activities like open hive talks, honey extraction demonstrations, children’s crafts and even a Bee Beard, it’s an event not to be missed! Visit the Philly Honey Fest website for more information.


New York City Ice Cream Museum

A day with the Berley Brothers in the Big Apple is not complete without an Ice Cream experience. Recently Ryan and Eric visited the pop up Ice Cream Museum in the hip Meatpacking Industry, where they swam in a pool of Jimmies, scooped gobs of lard onto a sundae dish, and with the help of some miracle berries gobbled up whole lemons with relish.

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Old School Haunts

September means back to school! This 19th century Philadelphia confectionery trade card reminds us of the geometry and astronomy textbooks we wish we’d studied! Geometric patterns and astrological symbols were favored design elements at the turn of the century, when membership in secret and fraternal societies was at an all time high. “Old knowledge” and iconography of ancient cultures, such as astrological symbols were “rediscovered” and often used as design elements.

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