December ’14


Shop Now for the Holidays

Looking for that perfect holiday gift?  Shop online or visit Shane Confectionery to peruse our selection of unique and delicious treats.  Then reward yourself with a trip to The Franklin Fountain!  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.



Gingerspice Buttercream

Our renowned buttercream spiced with Nutmeg, Allspice, Cinnamon, and Ginger coated in smooth White Chocolate.  A piece of house-made Candied Orange Peel is the perfect finish to this holiday confection.


Peppermint Marshmallows & Peppermint Bark

A seasonal twist on a classic – our Vanilla Marshmallows are flavored with Peppermint, dipped in Dark Chocolate and sprinkled with a dash of crushed Peppermint Candy.  For a more traditional treat layers of Dark & White Chocolate mixed with crushed Candy Cane pieces compose our Peppermint Bark.  Either pairs nicely with a steaming cup of hot cocoa from our Chocolate Café on a cold winter’s day!


Gift of the Magi Assortments

In the true Spirit of the Season enjoy this chocolate trio, which features Truffles of Frankincense and Myrrh complemented by a Milk Chocolate Honey Caramel topped in shimmering Gold.



Have a cup of Rock & Rye

Rock & Rye is made by combining Rock Candy with sliced Citrus and Rye Whiskey for a soothing and satisfying drink.  Make your own concoction at home with our jarred Clear Toy Coins – we recommend locally distilled Dad’s Hat Whiskey (or milk for a kid-friendly adaptation).  We’ve also employed Bristol, PA’s Dad’s Hat Whiskey Rye for our Whiskey Caramels, dipped in Dark Chocolate & sprinkled with toasted Rye Seeds.



Our confectioners are also rolling out a line of Truffles which this year are set to boast such seasonal flavors as Mulled Wine, Fig & Pistachio, White Chocolate Egg Nogg, Mint, Cherry Black Forest, Hot Chocolate with Spiced Peanuts & more!



December Seasonal Ice Creams are Here!

Egg Nogg & Chestnut Ice Creams meet many Warm Fountain Friends – Wassaling in Maples Sweetened Waffle Cones or Skating atop a Sofocando.



Holiday Hot Fudge Sundae

Handmade Red & Green Peppermint Candy ribbons thru white cold Peppermint Stick Ice Cream bathed in a Hot Fudge Blanket.  This Comforting Cold Weather Treat is the perfect choice after a Show or Fun Outdoor Activity – also available with dairy-free Peppermint Stick ice cream!



“A Christmas Carol Crunch” Sundae

This elaborate dish features Rum Raisin Ice Cream, Sticky Pudding Cake, topped by candied English Walnuts and pools of house-made hot Caramel Sauce.  It is spooked thricely by Dickensian Christmas spirits, and we suspect that it would go over quite well at one of Fezziwig’s ‘Cheery’ parties.



A Hot New Soda: Glögg

Our glögg is an ode to the Swedish hot drink.  We have simmered local apple cider with whole NJ blueberries & cranberries.  Mulled with cloves, cinnamon, star anise, and splashed with a hint of citrus, it’s the perfect pick me up after a cold winter activity.



Gifts from The Fountain

The Franklin Fountain has the perfect gift for the Holidays…  Ice Cream!  Indulge in a break from holiday shopping and cross some names off your list at the same time with a gift certificate from The Franklin Fountain.  (also available online) Our hand-made whole pies make the perfect hostess gift.  Or pick up a set of our jarred house-made toppings as a gift or for a make-your-own sundae bar at home.




Cozy up this week with a sneak preview of our brand new chocolate cafe.  Stone ground cacao teas & drinking chocolates are available now.  Located in the back of Shane Confectionery at
110 Market Street.

Full menu coming soon!

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November ’14



Cranberry-Orange Walnut Bark

White Chocolate mixed with Chopped Salted English Walnuts and studded with Organic Dried Cranberries and our own house-made Candied Orange Peel… A taste of the holidays to come!

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A “Rafter” of Sweet Turkeys

Create an elaborate centerpiece in the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition with our Thanksgiving themed clear toy candy or a giant 12 lb. Milk Chocolate Turkey. Order clear toy online or visit the store to pick up a 12 lb Milk Chocolate Turkey centerpiece or Milk & Dark Chocolate Cornucopias filled with your guests’ favorite candy indulgence.

Autumnal Assortment

Autumn Chocolate Assortments

Looking for a gift for your host or hostess this Thanksgiving? Our Autumn Chocolate Assortments are available online and in the store, including Apple Cider Caramels, Orange Opera Creams, and Pumpkin Buttercreams.

20110914_dadshatrye_560x375 copyRock & Rye: Shane’s Teams Up With Dad’s Hat

Join Shane Confectionery and Dad’s Hat on Saturday, November 15 from 4-6 pm at the Dad’s Hat Distillery in Bristol, PA. A four course tasting of chocolate candies from Shane’s will pair with Dad’s Hat Pennsylvania Rye Whiskeys. $25 per person.
Space is limited so please email or call 215.781.8300 to reserve your spot.


STAY TUNED: Drinking Chocolate Cafe to open at Shane’s later this year!

Become a friend of the Franklin Fountain and Shane’s on Facebook to keep abreast of the developments.


GreatWarDoughnutSundaeThe Great War Doughnut Sundae

In Honor & Reflection upon the 100th anniversary of the commencement of World War One, we’ve drafted old steel-pot kettles into the United States Frying Corps. The resulting donut dirigibles go airborne, under bombardment of Vanilla Ice Cream and a raining shrapnel of Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, frying high above the mire of sticky hot caramel mud slung by our lads and lassies in the trenches below…


November Ice Cream Flavors

Cranberry Custard: Heirloom New Jersey Cranberries Baked with Cardamom, Cinnamon Sticks, Star Anise, Cloves, Orange Peel, and Lemon Juice.
“Some Mores”: Inspired by the 1927 Girl Scout campfire classic, Malted Chocolate Ice Cream Swirled with Homemade Sylvester Graham Crackers, Chocolate Fudge and “Smoked Marshmallow Drizzle.”
Poached Pear Sorbet: Smooth Bosc Pears, Tart White Wine.

winter-cover copyHOT MENU out of the OVEN!

Piping Hot Pies, Soothing Warm Beverages, “General Meade” and other Treats.

Our Full Dessert Cases Trumpet:
Scratch Pies: Apple Crumb, Cranberry & Blueberry, Chocolate Pecan, Peach Praline Pie.
Brownies: Chocolate & Rocky Road Brownies.
Cookies: Lebchuken, Salted Chocolate Chunk.

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Save time by pre-ordering one of the Franklin Fountain’s delicious hand-made pies: Apple Crumb, Peach Praline, Cranberry-Blueberry or Chocolate Pecan. The Franklin Fountain will also be offering Pints & Quarts of delicious Franklin Ice Cream for sale. Stop by the shop to order ahead for Thanksgiving or email with your order. We suggest Vanilla Bean, Chocolate, Caramel, Cinnamon, Ginger, Maple Walnut, or Pumpkin (dairy free too!)
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