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.

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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.

Click Here to View the Menu


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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October ’14



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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.

FF_logoHORIZANTALsThe 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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