December ’16


Shop Now for the Holidays

Looking for a perfect holiday gift? Shop online, visit Shane Confectionery or Christmas Village at City Hall to peruse our selection of unique and delicious treats. Then reward yourself with a trip to The Franklin Fountain, the Shane Chocolate Café, or our Confectionery Cabin at Winterfest! Gift Certificates for both The Franklin Fountain & Shane Confectionery are also available online to fill the stocking of your favorite Philadelphian. Shane Confectionery also offers Corporate
Gift options.
Call (215) 922-1048 or email to learn more.



Holiday Hot Fudge Sundae

Hand-made red and green Peppermint Candy bits glisten thru white Peppermint Stick Ice Cream, blanketed in Hot Fudge, with piles of Whipped Cream, and a glittering dash of crushed Peppermint Candy. Our classic seasonal sundae is a favorite of wooden soldiers and ballerinas alike – also available with Vegan Peppermint Stick Ice Cream!


Yule Love all of Our December Flavors!

Eggnog Custard, Peppermint Stick, Vegan Peppermint Stick, Spicy Hot Chocolate, Some’Mores, and Gingerbread Ice Creams! Our Eggnog is better than ever: a home cooked custard churned with egg yolks ablaze, mulled with fresh orange peel and warmed by nutmeg and a splash of brandy.
“You’ve been Very Good Little Boys and Girls this Year” says Franklin, “So I’m Packing an Added Flavor: Gingerbread Ice Cream is made with our real Ginger Ice Cream studded with Spicy Molasses Gingerbread Bites.”

Piping Hot Cocoa Float

Take a break from that brisk Winter weather, and warm up with a decadent Hot Chocolate Float or Affagato (ice cream in your coffee).



Never Go Empty Handed Again

We have the perfect host(ess) gifts for you to bring to everything from Chanukah to the Solstice, Festivus to Christmas. Keep that bottle of wine company with our 4-piece box of holiday gift bon-bons, show how much you appreciate that Tofurkey with a selection of our vegan house-made craft chocolate, or win over those in-laws with a large custom box.


Visions of Truffles

Don’t just dream of sugar plums, stop into Shane’s this winter and pick up one, or twelve, of our hand rolled truffles! We offer Sugar Plum, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Espresso, Dark Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate Hazelnut.
And in the true spirit of the season enjoy our Gift of the Magi set: Frankincense and Myrrh Truffles complemented by a Dark Chocolate Honey Caramel topped in shimmering Gold.


Snickerdoodle Double Dips

Our Snickerdoodle Double Dips strike the perfect balance of sweet and spicy with their subtle Cinnamon Cream center dipped in White Chocolate then in Milk Chocolate. It’s just like your favorite cookie, but better!



Chocolate Cafe Makeover

The Café has never looked more beautiful. Antique marble countertops from Webers Candies (Bridgeton, NJ, est. 1888), wooden cabinetry from the 1880’s Jacob Hartmann Confectionery (originally on East Girard Ave.), and copper wall treatments are just a few of the recent improvements. Stop in this holiday season and sip some bean-to-bar chocolate in a fresh setting!


Shane Chocolate Works Bean-to-Bars

This season, we are proud to bring you three different origins of house-made bean-to-bar 70% chocolate tasting squares: Ecuador, Bolivia, and Guatemala. Look for their new packaging in the shop or at the Christmas Village at Dilworth Park.
Also available to order online!



Spoonful Magazine: Confection Affection

This month Spoonful Magazine featured an article on Shane Confectionery & our Shane Chocolate Café.


American car culture dates back to the early 1890’s, when the first vehicles were introduced in the United States. Henry Ford’s Model T rolled off the assembly line in 1908, and with it automobile imagery, especially in postcards, took off. Postmarked Dec. 24, 1908, just 6 months after the Model T was introduced to the American consumer, this postcard depicts Santa driving his down a snowy street.

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November ’16



Confectionery Cabin, Opening November 25th

The Franklin Fountain returns to the RiverRink on the Delaware. With piping hot cups of decadent and delicious Drinking Chocolates and Hot Cocoas, the ever popular House-Made Some’mores and Marshmallows for roasting over the fire pits, and seasonal Ice Creams, our Confectionery Cabin is worth a visit! Come enjoy ice-skating and imbibe in some of your seasonal favorites!


Weather Changing Flavors

As the leaves are turning, our kitchen is churning out harvest ice cream flavors such as Apple Butter!


November’s Neighborhood Nuts

Picked in our very own backyards! Black Walnuts and Old Hickories will be dropping into The Franklin Fountain. Look out for a limited batch of our Hickory Ice Cream and our Black Walnut Cookies.


Hot Milkshakes

A Franklin Fountain classic, try a Hot Milkshake today!  Our Toasted Marshmallow Malted is sure to delight.  Fluffy Marshmallow-enriched Vanilla Ice Cream spun with Malted Milk Powder and melted Bittersweet Chocolate over one of Reverend Sylvester Graham’s Crackers (and served with toasted house-made Marshmallow)


Soda Jerk’s Choice:

Your friendly Soda Jerks are always here to help you get your order just right. If you simply can’t decide, check the Soda Jerk’s Choice board. This month we recommend Peach Praline Pie a la mode with Peach Ice Cream and Whipped Cream.



Shane Confectionery at City Hall’s Christmas Village (Preview November 19th & 20th
Opens November 25th)

Join us for the charm of an authentic German Christmas market modeled after Christkindlmarket in Nuremberg/ Germany. Our offerings will include an abundant variety of holiday gifts including assorted boxed Chocolates and bagged Candies, Candy Canes, Clear Toy Candies, Some’mores Kits, and seasonal Ice Creams and Baked Goods from The Franklin Fountain.


Holiday Clear Toy

As the weather cools our stoves start warming up!  Soon all manner of beast, man, and object, in colorful crystalline sugar will be filling our shelves.  Pick-up a piece of the edible art in our shop or order online.

Online Clear Toy Orders will begin shipping by Wednesday, November 16th.  Order by Tuesday, December 20th for delivery by Christmas.


Hints of Winter

It may only be early November, but we are thinking of snow drifts, roasted nuts, strung cranberries, and a traditional Christmas orange!  Our creamy White Chocolate paired with Candied Orange Peel, Dried Cranberries, and Walnuts will have you dreaming of a White Christmas.
Available to order online


Centerpiece Gone Afoul?

Dress your table with a centerpiece of Milk and Dark Chocolate Turkeys and Cornucopias! Fill the cornucopia with a bounty of our house-made Chocolate or Penny Candy.



Our Orange Cashew Meltaway features Cashew Butter with Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate, topped with Candied Orange Zest. The Toasted Sesame Meltaway combines Tahini and Coconut Oil, infused in Milk Chocolate, dipped in Dark Chocolate and topped with Toasted Sesame Seeds.


New Origins: Alto Beni, Bolivia

Bold, earthy cacao from Bolivia’s Alto Beni region is in. We taste green olive and oak.  Try it in our Single Origin Drinking Chocolate, or take home a tasting square to share.


Orange Zest Sugar Biscuits

Nothing pairs with our Tuscan Jasmine Cioccolato quite like these delicate delights.  A hint of citrus beautifully sets off the chocolate’s floral notes.  Try one with your next drinking chocolate!



Ryan Berley spoke this past month at the German Society on his collection of Springerle moulds, and their place in Philadelphia history.  Read all about it here and remember to come by Shane Confectionery this December for your own beautiful and delicious Springerle Cookies from The Springerle House.



Thanks for making this Halowe’en the spookiest yet!  If you didn’t get a chance to take our sold-out Haunted Tour, don’t fret, our macabre and historic haunt will return next year.   In the meantime, hop on our Classic Tour, available every Friday at 6:30pm during the month of November.


Veterans Day

To honor our veterans and their service to our country we are giving away a free scoop of Ice Cream to any veterans or active military this Sunday in conjunction with Old City’s Veterans Day Parade and next Friday, November 11th.  Visit Shane Confectionery for a complimentary 2-piece box of chocolates.

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