February ’15

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Valentinewindow2015Valentine’s Night at the Chocolate Cafe

Chocolate, a purported aphrodisiac, can be sipped beside that special someone this Valentine’s evening. Join us in the Shane Chocolate Café for a special, one-night-only chocolate drink menu laced with the flavors of love. We will also be featuring a selection of confections and baked goods – Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Biscotti, Raspberry Heart-Shaped Marshmallows, and more – all to compliment your romantic dessert.

bonboinsPassion Fruit and Rose Bon Bons

This Valentine’s Day indulge your loved ones with our handcrafted bon bons. Hidden inside a shell of dark chocolate each piece holds a smooth ganache that will make your sweetheart melt. Try a dark chocolate ganache touched with rose water or a creamy white chocolate ganache infused with passion fruit purée.

trufsOur Hearts go Out to You

Give our heart to the special person that occupies yours with our seasonal heart assortments. These boxes contain a selection of our finest hand-dipped chocolates in a varied assortment in milk and dark chocolate.

ChocDippedStrawberries2Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Large California Strawberries are hand-dipped in Wilbur’s delicious white, milk, and dark chocolates.

Available February 11-14th.

WinterSpiceCacaoTea2New Shane Chocolate Cafe Concoction!

Escape the February chill in our café and sip a Winter Spice Cacao Tea. Our metate-ground brewed cacao provides the backdrop for the soothing flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, and licorice root.

ec5-pairingswineandchocolatelarge0Wine & Chocolate Pairing at Panorama – February 11

Get into the Valentine’s Day mood with your special someone at a wine and chocolate pairing on Wednesday, February 11 from 6-8pm. Panorama and Shane Confectionery are bringing guests six different wines to pair with six artisanal, specialty chocolates. Space is limited. Purchase your tickets here.

laurel hill“Chocolate, Candy, & Cough Drops” Lecture & Tasting at West Laurel Hill Cemetery February 22

Philadelphia has been instrumental in the development of the chocolate industry. You may have enjoyed products from companies such as Breyer, Hershey, Luden, and Whitman, but did you know they all have connections to historic West Laurel Hill Cemetery? Join Ryan Berley and Shane’s on February 22nd at 2pm for a chocolate history presentation, reception and a wine and truffle pairing. We have lots of treats up our sleeves, including a demonstration of our new drinking chocolate and plenty of bon-bons! Limited spots are available, purchase your tickets online, call 610-668-9900, or email events@forever-care.com with any questions.

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IMG_9482xValentine’s Weekend Special:
Flourless Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Ice Cream Hearts

Our flourless chocolate cake is made with bittersweet dark chocolates, accompanied by organic red & black raspberry ice creams in the shape of hearts. Topped with whipped cream and a touch of white chocolate shavings.

Valentine’s Weekend Only.

ChampagneStrawberryShortcakeChampagne Strawberry Shortcake with sculpted Ice Cream Strawberries

A soft white cake baked with champagne and lightened with meringue, layered between whipped cream and topped with fresh fruit, surrounded by sculpted ice cream strawberries.

Available all month long.

February Flavors

raspberriesRed Raspberry Ice Cream

A field in New Jersey grows organic red raspberries. The farmer freezes them for times such as these. We went and picked them up & churned them into this transformational delight.

choco hazelHazelnut Ice Cream

Back by popular demand, this roasted nutty flavor reminds us of staying in while it’s cold outside.

option11Craig Laban Loves Our Toasted Marshmallow Malted

“The amazingly delicious chocolate malted shake came from the Franklin Fountain, which was remarkably jam-packed this past weekend despite the freeing temperatures. They’re so clever about making-up cold-weather concoctions, like this shake, which gets topped with a marshmallow on chocolate and graham cracker torched to order… The Franklin Fountain is one of Philly’s culinary treasures. Take any out-of-towner there any night, and they will be impressed with the commitment to quality and craft (not to mention olde Philly ambiance. And even though it was freezing out, and I’m supposed to be trying to eat a little more healthfully this month…sluuuuurp! That malted was pretty much gone in a minute.” –Craig Laban
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January ’15

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marzipanMarzipan

Available year-round dipped in Dark Chocolate, our House-Made Marzipan is made with almond meal & confectioners sugar and flavored with a hint of rose water. For the new year we are also offering marzipan pigs! An ancient German tradition, these have been exchanged for centuries around the holidays, bringing good luck for the year ahead. Available now at Shane Confectionery and online!

orange peelGet thee to an Orangery!

Fresh House-Made candied orange peel, boiled tart and dusted sweet, then dipped as a pair together in dark chocolate. Sold individually or boxed at Shane’s.

champ truffleShane’s Champagne Fizz Truffle

We’re uncorking some Champagne truffles that POP in your mouth. A white chocolate truffle made with port wine, champagne extract and a coating of popping sugar…It’s the fireworks at midnight on your taste buds!

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Now featuring an extensive menu of historical drinking chocolates from around the world located in America’s oldest candy kitchen.

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Tenochtitlan (pronounced Ten-Oh-Teetch-Lan) Sundae

Our Aztec Temple of Chocolate builds upon our Spicy Hot Chocolate Ice Cream Pyramid surrounded by a moat of Hot Fudge memorializing Moctezuma, an offering of Cocoa-Dusted Peppercorns and Crunchy Cayenne Spanish Peanuts, set ablaze in Cinnamon Whipped Cream and studded with a Golden Coin of dark chocolate.

KMBT_C224e-20150102104851Steven Foster’s Banana Cake Ice Cream

Stephen Foster, a native Pennsylvanian, is considered the father of American song-writing. A little known fact holds that “Oh Susanna!” was debuted in 1847 at an ice cream saloon in Pittsburgh. We’ve honored Foster’s contributions to Americana with a melody of sweet flavor; delicious brown buttered banana rum cake twirling throughout. We do think you will be pleased with this gustatory sing-a-long.

midwinter sorbetMid-Winter Glogg Sorbet

Glögg Mulled over the fire with Blueberries, Cranberries, Apple Cider with Oranges, Cloves, Cinnamon, Anise, and Nutmeg.

 

hotchocoicecreamHot Chocolate Ice Cream

Inspired by our luscious Aztec sipping Hot Chocolate at Shane’s Chocolate Café – Heated by Guajillo and Arbol Chilis perfumed by Cinnamon & Vanilla, this seasonal ice cream will challenge preconceptions of cool creamy sweetness and warm the tongue & throat like no other concoction. Pairs well with Vanilla & Maple Walnut Ice Creams & melts graciously into to steamy cups of cocoa.

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