August ’16

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Key Lime Marshmallows

Try a new take on an old favorite; our Key Lime Marshmallows dipped in Dark Chocolate.  Bright, summery, and oh so delicious!

Lovely Licorice

We have 20 different varieties of Black Licorice!  From sweet to salty and imported from Amsterdam to Australia, we have something for everyone, from the confident connoisseur to the tentative taster.  Don’t be shy, ask for a sample!  Our clerks love introducing new flavors to our customers and are happy to guide you through our selection.


Askinosie Chocolate Bars

We are always working to bring you a wide selection of new and delicious Bean-to-Bar chocolate bars.  This month we’ve added two new bars from Askinosie: White Chocolate & Pistachio, and Dark Milk Chocolate & Black Licorice.



Single-Origin Nicaraguan Chocolate Milkshakes

Certified organic Cocoa Beans from Nicaragua lend an intense dark Chocolate character, with light hints of Medjool Dates and Licorice.  Available now in the Chocolate Café.


Garden Mint Chip

Freshly picked sweet mint from our rooftop garden, steeped in local cream from grass fed cows, churned with a flurry of house roasted chocolate flakes.  Available Eclusively The Chocolate Café in half pints.


Paw Paw Ice Cream

A fruit native to North America, Paw Paw is part of our Forgotten Flavors series at The Franklin Fountain.  A cross between a floral banana and a sweet mango, the pulpy flesh matures sweetly in late summer.  It’s hard to believe these exotic beauties grow naturally nearby.  Look for it late in August, and again in September on our Featured Flavors board!


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August Franklin Freeze

What’s tart and sweet and pink all over?  Why it’s our August Freeze!  A signature smash of our Cherry Fancy Ice, Peach Ice Cream (made with local fruit), and our bracingly tart Lemonade.  Our Franklin Freeze is thinner than a true Philly Milkshake, easier to digest in the Summer, and more thirst-quenching.  Pick your own!

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Channel 6 News Ice Cream Roundup

Watch the Berley Brothers make and chat over Ice Cream Floats with Alicia Vitarelli.

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Presidents & Penn

When WHYY and Billy Penn caught wind that we were cooking up some unseasonal July Clear Toy, they chomped at the chance to interview us!  Listen to Ryan and Pavia speak with Lari Robling on WHYY about Clear Toy, and why we have busts of Taft, Roosevelt, and McKinley.  Then head over to Billy Penn to watch some Clear Toy making action, as Pavia speaks with Danya Henninger about our rare William Penn mold.

Centennial National Parks Ice Cream

The Friends of Independence National Park are celebrating the centennial of the National Parks Department with a picnic serenaded by bluegrass music, August 25th from 5pm to 8pm on Independence Mall.  Free and open to the public.  Bring your own supper or purchase a picnic basket from the Independence Mall Cafe – but make sure to save room for dessert!  Scoops of our Centennial Cake Ice Cream will be given out while supplies last, then sold throughout the event.

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Cool Off

As summer drifts on, indulge in a tranquil respite at the Chocolate Café.  Sip a refreshing iced cocoa brew, while you explore the visual of the retail experience with our mini-exhibit of turn-of-the-century trade cards, such as this one from local florist and confectioner Odiner Edwards.


The Franklin Fountain on The Today Show

The Philly Phanatic served Franklin Fountain milkshakes to the cast of the today show earlier this month.


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July ’16


July Caramels

All of our Caramels are made with local dairy from grass-fed cows. Make your pick patriotic, with a box of Blueberry, Raspberry, and Coconut Almond Caramels!


Fairy Floss

Fairy Floss (Cotton Candy) is back! We’re kicking off July with Raspberry, Lime, Mint Chip, and Firework – studded with popping candy.

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Bon Bons

Our Bon Bon Selection is exploding this July! Try our new flavors: Blueberry-Basil, Guava, Dirty Chai, and an Ecuadorian origin square with Cacao Nibs!Shane_Liberty Bell Chocolatessm

Liberty Bells

Ring in the Fourth of July with Liberty Bells! Celebrate your patriotism with bean-to-bar Liberty Bell Bon Bons made onsite, Liberty Bell Lollipops, or molded Chocolate Liberty Bells.shanechocolatecafe_text_logococoa brew_2

Cocoa Brew Ice Cream

Inspired by our London Coffeehouse Cocoa Brew, this new flavor combines our Franklin Coffee Ice Cream with a swirl of house-made craft chocolate and house-roasted Cocoa Nibs for a nice crunch. Pick up a scoop at the Chocolate Café!

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Cacao Fruit Fancy Ice Pops

Cacao Fruit, the pulp that envelops cocoa beans inside the pod, tastes nothing like chocolate, more like a sweet citrus-y pear or apple. We’ve frozen this tropical treasure into refreshing ice pops, available now in the Café freezer.

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The Patriot

Layered RED Raspberry Ice, BLUEberry Ice Cream (also available in dairy-free), mixed Berry Compote, topped with Whipped Cream, and sprinkled with WHITE chocolate shavings. The perfect patriotic parfait!

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RED Raspberry Ice

Berry season is upon us and we are diving in! Ring in the summer with ripe Red Raspberry Ice! The flavor of fresh raspberries is sure to hit the spot on a hot and sunny day.

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BLANC Creme de Lafayette

July is a month of revolutionary taste! Don’t fill up on Tastykakes while storming Eastern State Penitentiary on Bastille Day; come by The Franklin Fountain for a scoop of Créme de Lafayette – French Vanilla Ice Cream, swirled with pureed Raspberries and Blueberries.
Hurry this flavor won’t last! Available the week of July 14th.

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BLUEberry Ice Cream

We have carefully crafted our homemade Blueberry Ice Cream with a luscious crop of juicy-plump local berries and we do believe that we have outdone ourselves this year. We also offer this refreshing, summer flavor in Dairy-Free.


Historic Summers at Shane Confectionery

Did you know that the original owners of 110 Market Street supplemented their confectionery sales in the summer with fireworks? This flamboyant trade card dates to the late 1800’s and helps connect us to our predecessors.
Learn more about the history of our building and the confectionery trade in America on our weekly tour, every Friday at 6:30 pm.

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Ice Screamers

Ice Cream in the Era of Prohibition was the theme at the 34th Annual Ice Screamers’ convention. Our Collections Manager, Laurel, put together a dynamic display on the ways ice cream and soda manufacturers capitalized on saloon and alcohol aesthetics in response to Temperance and Prohibition.

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