February ’16

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A Box of Chocolates for My Baby

Skip the drugstore, and buy hand-crafted chocolates from Shane Confectionery.  Whether you select each piece or buy a curated box, it’s sure to ignite some romance!  Choose a heart shaped box or one of our classic white boxes.

 

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Roses say “I Love You”

This year we are offering a bouquet of floral sweets that will bring a smile to the one you love.  Rose and Candied Pistachio Bark, Dark Chocolate Rose Bon-Bons, and in a highly limited batch, Candied Organic Roses.  Each petal of every rose is carefully brushed with sugar – fragile, beautiful, and fully edible!

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Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Fresh, organic Strawberries hand-dipped in Dark, Milk, or White Chocolate are available in limited quantities, Thursday February 11th through Valentine’s Day!
These decadent, juicy, ripe Strawberries are sure to delight your darling.
Call to reserve yours today – 215-922-1048

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Fresh Cut and Wrapped Caramels

Our Confectioners have been hard at work mixing, cooking, and tasting to bring you cut & wrapped caramels:
Classic, Dark Chocolate, Spicy Cinnamon, Earl Grey Honey, Coffee Vanilla, and Raspberry.

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Candy Clerks Pick of the Month

Chrissy picks the Pistachio Meltaway.
“The Pistachio Meltaway has a rich Dark Chocolate Ganache with a nutty Pistachio Butter blended in.”

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Sweetheart Sundae

Warmed Flour-less Chocolate Cake, topped with Mexican Spicy Hot Chocolate Whipped Cream, and a heart formed out of an exclusive batch of Red Raspberry Ice Cream, and drizzled with Raspberry Puree. The decadent cake is balanced by the spice of the Whipped Cream and the tartness of the Raspberries!

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Scoop Dreams: Hazelnut “Chocolate Thunder” Ice Cream

We created Hazelnut “Chocolate Thunder” Ice Cream at the request of the Philadelphia 76ers.  A Malted Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream with Chocolate Covered Hazelnut “Backboard Chunks” – a sweet memorial flavor of Sixers’ legend Darryl Dawkins.

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Pavlova Sundae

Strawberry Ice Cream and Whipped Cream take the spotlight, on a stage of Meringue, but the Passion Fruit steals the show!

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Elderberry Soda Syrup

To fight the flu – Listen to your Elders and imbibe immunity-invigorating ELDERBERRY!  In a soda, tea, or even on your ice cream, sweet and tart Elderberry Syrup is sure to delight you with its taste and healthful benefits.

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Soda Jerks Pick of the Month

Sarah picks the “Lovetron” – A Broken Hearts Sundae with Chocolate Thunder Ice Cream.

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Valentine’s Night

Chocolate, a purported aphrodisiac, can be sipped beside that special someone this Valentine’s Weekend.  Join us in the Shane Chocolate Café for a special, two-night-only chocolate drinking menu laced with the flavors of love.  We will also be featuring Profiteroles: Pastry filled with Franklin Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, and drizzled with Hot Fudge, Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries, Raspberry Heart-Shaped Marshmallows, and more – all to compliment your romantic dessert.

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From our Archives…

The Mandolin’s popularity soared at the turn of the century, so much so that mandolin-only orchestras began cropping up across the United States.  By the time this postcard was produced, around 1910, mandolins had become the instrument de rigueur for young people hoping to woo their valentine.  Make your own personal artistic gesture at Shane this Valentine’s Day by crafting the perfect custom, heart-shaped box for your love.

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Wine & Chocolate Pairing at Panorama

Get into the Valentine’s Day mood with your special someone at a wine and chocolate pairing on Tuesday, February 9th, from 6PM-8PM, at Panorama on the corner of Front and Market Streets.  Panorama and Shane Confectionery are pairing six different wines with six artisanal, specialty chocolates.  Space is limited.
Purchase your tickets here

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Chocolate and Madeira Wine, for your Valentine

Shane Confectionery and the Rare Wine Company bring you a tasting that pairs historical Madeira wines with our new line of single origin house-made chocolates.  Guided by Shane Co-Owner Eric Berley and chocolate maker Kevin Paschall, guests will sample four wines and four chocolates, carefully paired together.
Friday, February 12th, 7pm-8pm, at the Shane Confectionery Kitchen at 110 Market Street.  Event is limited to sixteen seats.  Call 215-922-1048 to buy your ticket.  $25 per.

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January ’16

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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 our Marzipan dipped in dark chocolate, or in the shape of pigs. An ancient German tradition, marzipan pigs have been exchanged for centuries around the holidays, bringing good luck for the year ahead.
Available now at Shane Confectionery and online {link attached friday}.

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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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Sore throats, coughs and congestion beware – Shane Confectionery has House-Made Cough Drops. Made from fresh teas of steeped herbs and barks, our cough drops come in Horehound, Cinchona & Lemon, and Honey Licorice. Available in 1860’s reproduction ground glass apothecary bottles – to be kept on desks, in medicine cabinets, or beside sick beds.

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Pavia picks the new Orange Bon-Bon!
“I love anything that combines orange and dark chocolate, but this piece really takes the cake.”

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Take home the taste of Thomas Jefferson’s Nightcap, the rich, European-style drinking chocolate of Shane’s. Layered in a ground glass apothecary jar, Organic Cane Sugar, Milk and Dark Chocolates, and Cocoa Powder can be simply added to milk. Serves 6-8. For those who imbibe, we suggest the addition of a shot of brandy or cognac, stirred in right before serving as Jefferson preferred.

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In the nineteenth century, a cultural obsession with messages conveyed by flowers, called floriography, blossomed. Each flower, including its color and placement in a bouquet, represented romantic sentiments intended for the receiver. So varied and ubiquitous were the meanings, that “flower dictionaries” became popular accessories for the discerning lady and gentleman.
Cozy up with your date in the Chocolate Café and check out our mini-exhibit on secret symbols on turn-of-the-century postcards!

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This new tart & zippy flavor pairs perfectly with our pies or on its own. Bring back memories of Summer for a bright citrusy relief, as the Mid-Winter chill sets in.

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Inspired by our luscious Aztec sipping Hot Chocolate at Shane’s Chocolate Café – Heated by Guajillo and Arbol Chiles, Cayenne Pepper, and perfumed by Cinnamon and Vanilla, this seasonal ice cream will warm your tongue and throat like no other frozen treat. Pairs well with Vanilla and Maple Walnut Ice Creams and melts graciously into steamy cups of cocoa.

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Spicy, peppery traditional Gingerbread is pressed into antique wooden German molds and glazed in sugar. Pleasing to the eyes and to the tongue!

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Neva picks Tarzan of the Apes – A banana split blended into a milkshake from ripe, picked fruit and fresh roasted nuts.

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The Confectionery Cabin at Winterfest

Join us down at our Confectionery Cabin at Winterfest. We are open:
Monday-Thursday: 4pm to 10pm
Friday: 4pm to Midnight
Saturday: 11am to Midnight
Sunday: 11am to Midnight

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We were honored and delighted to be visited by Chef Walter Staib of City Tavern and the Taste of History crew this week! Look out for us on PBS in the Spring.

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Clear Toy in the News

CBS visited Shane Confectionery a few days before Christmas and captured Eric in full Holiday spirit.

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Click here to read the article on Philly.com

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