August ’14

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House-Made Double Dip Mints are back, and better than ever!  Made with fresh mint from our rooftop garden, the creamy cooling center is balanced with both Wilbur’s Milk and Dark Chocolate.

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Chrissy suggests Pistachio Fudge.
“Our House-Made Pistachio Fudge has a rich, nutty flavor that balances out the sweetness of the fudge, making it my favorite summertime treat!”



Miss Saltwater Taffy but not the Drive to the Shore?

Shane Confectionery has your favorite nostalgic Summer treat!  In both sticks and kisses, our assorted Salt Water Taffy will take you back to days of collecting seashells, and that soft beach breeze.
Available in our shop and online.

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Liberty Bell Bon Bons

After 150 years of Shane Confectionery creating countless candies, it is with great excitement to announce that we are now roasting and grinding our own chocolate!

Our new Liberty Bell Bonbons debut our 70% Dark House-Made Chocolate as a ganache center!  Made from Peruvian cacao, our chocolate is rich and deep in flavor, with bright citrus notes.  It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves dark chocolate or Philadelphia.
Don’t live nearby?  Our Bonbons are available to order online.



Natural Colors and Flavorings

Since May, nearly all of our House-Made Chocolates, Ice Creams, and Toppings are free of artificial flavors and colors.  We mix our colorings from a primary palette that derives from Spirulina Blue, Annatto Yellow, and Red Beet Juice – plants in the real world!

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Soda Jerk Pick of the Month

Neva picks “The Ole Razzle Dazzle” – Ginger Soda with a scoop of Raspberry Sorbet.  The perfect companion on a hot August day.


Franklin Freeze

Our August Franklin Freeze is the perfect blend of Mango Sorbet, Ginger Ice Cream, and Roman Punch to get you through the last leg of the Summer!

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We Salute our Fathers and Forefathers this Summer

Wertz Candies was founded in Lebanon, Pennsylvania in 1931 by Nora & William H. Wertz.  A decade later, the founders’ son William Wertz went on to serve his country in the Pacific Theatre during World War II as a Navy man while family members kept shop.  Today, Wertz is owned and operated by a 3rd generation of Wertz brothers who maintain the rich traditions of hand-made chocolates, caramel corn, and their world-famous Opera Fudge, a Lebanon tradition.


Governor Rendell prefers Peach!

Last Friday, July 31st, ex-mayor and Governor Ed Rendell visited The Franklin Fountain with his family.  As he waited patiently in  long line, he proclaimed “Good Peach Ice Cream is sure hard to find,” and proceeded to order a cup of ours, made from local summer peaches.  He was all smiles afterwards with owner Ryan Berley.

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Quick, Cold, and Delicious: Franklin Ice Cream at the Shane Café

Shane’s has single scoops of Franklin Ice Cream – in Vanilla, Chocolate, and the seasonally fresh Blueberry.  In addition we have delectable Franklin Ice Cream Sandwiches.

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Franklin Ice Cream Toppings at Shane’s

No need to wait in line!  Shane Confectionery is now selling Franklin Fountain’s much sought-after toppings – Peanut Butter, Caramel, and the ever-popular Hot Fudge.


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A Toast!

Michelle of Bread and Butter Productions came to Shane Confectionery looking for an exclusive gift she could give to clients and partners, one that represented her brand’s identity. After meeting with Michelle, our head confectioner Kitty created a unique confection for Bread and Butter Productions: Torch toasted Almond Marzipan “bread”, with White Chocolate Lemon Ganache “butter” and House-Made Strawberry Jelly!  If you’re looking for a confection as fantastic as your company or large-scale event, contact us at

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In WWII sailors in the South Pacific outfitted a 50 gallon teakwood drum with machinery parts from a bulldozer, a generator, and a bomb-wrecked Jeep to make their own ice cream machine!  “Why? Because ice cream is a symbol of home and tonic to morale.”
(National Dairy Product Corporation)

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July ’15

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Two scoops of Ice Cream, two Toppings, Whipped Cream & Cherries, all atop a Fresh Hot Waffle Boat!  If you purchase our sundae, you will get $2 off your general admission to the Independence Seaport Museum; which includes tours of both the Olympia & the Becuna.  In addition, if you buy a ticket from the Independence Seaport Museum, you will receive $2 off your sundae.


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We have enough organic blueberry treats to satisfy any man, woman, or child.  Our Blueberry Ice Cream is back in both Full Dairy and Dairy Free!  We are excited to debut our House-Made Blueberry Soda Syrup; try it alone or with lemon,
or lavender.

SamSoda Jerk’s Choice:
Root Beer Float Shake

Sam suggests the Root Beer Float Shake, a vanilla milkshake spun with root beer syrup instead of milk!


Larry Berley, Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy

Larry Berley, Ryan & Eric’s paternal grandfather, entered active duty with eh U.S. Navy in 1942.  Following officer training school, he spent two years as chief Engineer aboard the Destroyer Escort U.S.S. Darby in the Pacific theatre, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander.  He remained in the U.S. Naval Reserves for ten years following the war.
For a slideshow of Lt. Comdr. Berley, click on the picture above or see here

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Snap-Shots Taken Here!

Have you ever wanted to be a Cowboy? A Sailor?  Maybe a Flapper who can charm Snakes?  Then come to Shane Candies’ Circus Photo Booth – at the River Rink Lodge!  We have a collection of new and antique costumes, with everything from feather boas to a boa constrictor!

Bronze Chocolate Liberty Bells

House-Made using Bronze Medal Dark Chocolate, or Whole Milk Chocolate.

Available to purchase online.

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Candy Clerk Choice:
Cartridge Candy

Joey suggests the Cartridge Candy:
“It’s nostalgic for me because I grew up with my dad in the army.  It’s also great fun for kids, because it’s two candies in one package – both a Pixie Stick-like sugar, and a gumball.”

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Blueberry Fudge

To keep in stride with the Franklin Fountain (and the season), Shane’s now has White Chocolate Blueberry Fudge.  It’s sweet creamy white chocolate fudge, with swirls of house-made blueberry jam.

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Two Berry Ice Cream Sandwich

We have an Ice Cream Sandwich fitting for the fourth: One Raspberry Cookie and one White Lemon Cookie, with Blueberry Ice Cream in between!

Exclusively available at Shane Confectionery.

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“Ice Box” now stocked at Shane’s

Skip the line!  Made onsite, Franklin Ice Cream in take home half pints at the Chocolate Café.


Classic Soda at Shane’s

Besides Coke with cane sugar, and PA spring water, (and our array of delicious frozen drinks), we will now be offering four additional classic sodas: Blenheim’s Hot Ginger Ale, Dr. Physick’s Black Cherry, Nichol Kola, and the ever popular Moxie!

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1944: Have a Coca Cola =
As You Were

As seen in this World War II era Coca-Cola ad, many battleships were equipped with their own Soda Fountains, to bring a little comfort and relaxation to the sailors.  This often forgotten piece of history helped inspire our very own S.S. Franklin Fountain.
Click here to see photos of a real Soda Fountain aboard the USS Texas.

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Named Best Ice Cream in Pennsylvania!

According to Foursquare and Business Insider – 50 Ice Cream Shops were named Best in America.  Guess who WON PA?
Read the full article here

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FF makes Alton Brown’s Top Ten

Food Network superstar Alton Brown popped by The Franklin Fountain back in November.  Luckily, Taylor was on hand to give him the full tour and treatment.  He liked us so much, Brown picked The Franklin Fountain as one of his TOP TEN FAVORITE RESTAURANT IN THE NATION for USA TODAY.  Thank you, Dr. Brown!
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