May ’16

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House-Made Maple Sugar Candy

Simple and traditional, made from pure Maple Syrup, our Maple Sugar Candy is creamy with a delectable crust.  Its melt-in-your-mouth flavor brings back childhood memories and nostalgia for simpler times.

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Boardwalk Treats

House-Made Fudge in Vanilla, Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Hydrox grace the shelves of America’s oldest candy shop. Bags of Lime Cotton Candy usher in summer and chase away this cloudy spring.
Fudge is also available in our online shop.

Bouquet of Bon Bons

Our Bon-Bon selection is ever changing and always delightful. Now featuring Anise-Ginger, Pineapple-Ginger, Matcha-Jasmine, Blueberry-Violet, Hibiscus Caramel Cream and Vanilla Chai. Try some today!


Origin Chocolate Squares

We are very excited to debut our first house-made Origin Chocolate Squares.  We have been roasting and grinding beans from across Central & South America into Chocolate. Then it is carefully crafted into bite-sized squares with creamy Ganache centers and beautifully decorated with a map of the cacao’s origins.  Try a taste of Peru, then look for Ecuador, Nicaragua and more!

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Bean-to-Ice Cream Bars

Our House Bean-to-Bar chocolate has been churned into creamy, rich, decadent Ice Cream.  Try and compare our Peruvian and Cedeño Farm, Ecuadorian Ice Cream Bars.


Honeycomb Ice Cream

Our own Beekeeper, Don Shump from Philadelphia Bee Company, combs the city far and wide to provide us with local urban honey.  We spin and cook a rising cloud of golden ambrosia into Honeycomb Candy – the crunchy sweet golden nuggets that stud our honey-swirled cream.

strawberry_lemonadeRefreshing Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry season is here and with it comes fresh, cold Strawberry Lemonade from vine-picked fruits.  Ask your soda jerk to add your favorite syrup like Ginger or Lavender to this thirst quenching and delicious classic.

strawb icafa488Dairy-Free Strawberry Ice Cream

Your vegan Neapolitan dreams have come true!  Dairy-Free Strawberry is now available; joining Dairy-Free Chocolate and Dairy-Free Vanilla in our dipping cabinet.  Made with Coconut Cream, sweetened mashed Strawberries, Agave Nectar, Tapioca, and real Tahitian Vanilla.

PressAndEventsSSFF Jenna Taylor webSpruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor Park has become our home away from home again this season.  This year, in addition to the SS Franklin Fountain, we are opening a second location.  The Franklin Sugar Shack sits across from the Hilton and will serve up Real Fruit Fancy Ices, old-fashioned Soft Custard and freshly pressed Sugarcane Juice!  Whether you are looking for some mainland comforts or a tropical oasis, we have you covered this summer.

New EmployBEES

Our Honey Production Division has brought on new workers! They are abuzz with excitement, and can be seen working on our topmost floor – the roof. Bees are integral to the ecosystem; 1 in 3 mouthfuls of food are directly or indirectly benefited from honeybee pollination.
Learn what you can do to help the bees!

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April ’16

ShaneConfectionery-horizontalbonbonbonsBotanical Bon Bons

Spring is in the air.  Savor the feeling with
Green Tea, Chai and Violet Bon Bons.

violet and papaya marshmallowsWEBViolet Marshmallows & Papaya Marshmallows

Light, sweet, and delicately floral or tropical, these Marshmallows embody early spring!

Caramels Galore!

2016 is the year of the caramel at Shane’s. We are pleased to offer Hibiscus-Ginger, Mango-Passion Fruit (un-dipped or coated in Dark Chocolate), and Berry-Basil (un-dipped or coated in White Chocolate).



 Banana Buttercreams

A new seasonal delight, Banana Buttercreams are available in Dark and White Chocolate.  In the late 19th century America took notice of the banana, and found it to be a delicacy to be savored.  Being photographed eating bananas even became a fad!



Candy Clerk’s Pick of the Month

Vicki suggests House-made Coffee Caramels – Creamy Caramel infused with Coffee, dipped in Milk and Dark Chocolate.

shanechocolatecafe_text_logoIced Cocoa Brew is Back!

House-roasted Cacao Nibs are ground on our stone metate and cold-steeped overnight with fresh Sumatra Coffee to make this refreshing icy brew.


FF_logoHORIZANTALsfancyices_webReal Fruit Fancy Ices: Lemon & Mango

Fresh and delicious, our fancy Ices are made from freshly pressed Lemons or pureed fruits. These palette-cleansing beauties will surely satisfy your thirst.

BB CoconutNon-Dairy Coconut Ice Cream

Coconut makes a coco-comeback just in time for Spring. Let this non-dairy treat whisk your taste buds away on a tropical retreat!

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We’ve PRESSED into service a LEGION of organic Lemons, Limes, Oranges, and Bergamot to replenish the thirst of an EMPIRE!

HavanaSunriseHavana Sunrise

Imagine awakening to the honk of colorful old cars and brilliant skyline of Old Havana while sipping a cocktail of snappy Ginger, ruby Raspberry, and freshly squeezed Caribbean Limes.  ¡Estupendo!

SJPOTMltrSoda Jerk’s Pick of the Month

Sarah picks a custom Float – Lime Soda with Ginger Ice Cream.  Zesty refreshment in the warm weather.


PressAndEventsOlympia SundaesmMay 6th we Dock at Spruce Street Harbor Park!

Friday, May 6th the S.S. Franklin Fountain will drop anchor at Spruce Street Harbor Park! Our cargo will include The Mighty Warship Olympia Sundae, Ice Cream Floats, scoops, and refreshing Thirst-Ades.

We are also excited to announce our newest exotic locale at Spruce Street Harbor Park – The Sugar Shack. Sip or spoon tropical flavors; our mocktails and fancy ices will whisk you away to warmer shores.

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This late 19th century, die-cut trade card for Smack’s, a New York purveyor of ice cream and confections, stands out in our collection as an interesting aspect of advertising history. We especially love the incongruity between the business name and the card’s delicate form.  Visit Shane Confectionery to try our own unique botanical and tea-based confections.


Happy All Fool’s Day!

There was a fair maid of Lagoda.
Who went in to buy her soda.
She found it so fine,
That at last she’d had nine,
Which she said she feared might overload her.


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