January ’17



Fizzy Champagne 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!


Glücksschwein – “Good Luck Pigs”

Marzipan Pigs have been exchanged for centuries around the holidays, bringing good luck for the year ahead. In keeping with this ancient German tradition we’re celebrating the New Year with house-made Marzipan in the shape of Pigs or dipped in Dark Chocolate. Our Marzipan is made with Almond Meal and Confectioners Sugar and flavored with a hint of Rose Water. Available now at Shane Confectionery and online.


Lemon Hill Mansion Bon Bons

If you missed the tour of the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park, don’t worry we saved a little piece of the event just for you! We created a special Bon Bon for the event with layered Lemon Curd with a White Chocolate Lemon Ganache. Now available in limited quantities in our shop.


House-Blend Hot Chocolate at Home!

Keep those winter blues away with the flavor of Shane Chocolate Works in your home! We’ve bottled our House Blend Hot Chocolate and the ever-popular Spanish Royal, made with warming Sumatran Cinnamon and Chilies from our own garden.



Parmesan Cheesecake Ice Cream

In honor of Ben Franklin’s birthday on January 17th, we’ve adapted local Chef Walter Staib’s recipe for Parmesan Cheesecake into our latest ice cream flavor! A ribbon of crunchy Candied Walnuts in Brown Sugar offsets the rich tangy Cheesecake. If you haven’t seen A Taste of History with The City Tavern Chef and the Berley Brothers, watch it HERE.


Tenochtitlan Sundae

Our Aztec Temple of Chocolate builds upon our Spicy Chocolate Ice Cream pyramid surrounded by a moat of Hot Fudge memorializing Moctezuma, an offering of crunchy Cayenne Spanish Peanuts, set ablaze in Cinnamon Whipped Cream and studded with a golden coin of Dark Chocolate.


Soda Jerk’s Choice: Hot Dr. Pepper!

Hot Soda? Yes! At the turn of the century soda fountain owners got mighty creative in the colder months to draw in their Summer customers, and promoted Hot Soda. In the 1950’s Dr. Pepper re-discovered this tasty idea, branding Hot Dr. Pepper as “devilishly delicious”. James suggests this delightful drink during dreary January.



A Spoonful of Sugar: Candy Medicine Talk & Taste

Join us Saturday, March 11th at 7-8 PM in our historic candy kitchen, to learn about candy and medicine’s entwined past. A talk from our archivist Laurel Burmeister will be followed by a hands on demonstration and tasting of cough drops.

Tickets: $12.
To purchase: call (215)-922-1048, go online, or visit our shop at 110 Market Street Phila. PA 19106


Ben Franklin’s Birthday

Join Co-Owner Eric Berley and The Franklin Fountain on January 13th to Celebrate Benjamin Franklin. While exploring the theme “Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Increasing Prosperity and Rising Inequality;” enjoy free lectures accompanied by a tasting of Franklinia tea and sage shortbread cookies, followed by a luncheon complete with Franklin Ice Cream.
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Molly Pitcher was a female folk hero in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States. She likely represents a pastiche of several women during the Revolutionary War, rather than being based on any single woman, who served in some way on the front lines. World War II sparked a renewed interest in Molly Pitcher; she appeared in World War II propaganda, such as this 1940’s ice cream container from our collection.


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December ’16


Shop Now for the Holidays

Looking for a perfect holiday gift?  Shop online, visit Shane Confectionery or Christmas Village at City Hall to peruse our selection of unique and delicious treats.  Then reward yourself with a trip to The Franklin Fountain, the Shane Chocolate Café, or our Confectionery Cabin at Winterfest!  Gift Certificates for both The Franklin Fountain & Shane Confectionery are also available online to fill the stocking of your favorite Philadelphian.  Shane Confectionery also offers Corporate
Gift options.
Call (215) 922-1048 or email Joey@shanecandies.com to learn more.



Never Go Empty Handed Again

We have the perfect host(ess) gifts for you to bring to everything from Chanukah to the Solstice, Festivus to Christmas.  Keep that bottle of wine company with our 4-piece box of holiday gift bon-bons, show how much you appreciate that Tofurkey with a selection of our vegan house-made craft chocolate, or win over those in-laws with a large custom box.


Visions of Truffles

Don’t just dream of sugar plums, stop into Shane’s this winter and pick up one, or twelve, of our hand rolled truffles!  We offer Sugar Plum, Mexican Hot Chocolate, Espresso, Dark Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate Hazelnut.
And in the true spirit of the season enjoy our Gift of the Magi set: Frankincense and Myrrh Truffles complemented by a Dark Chocolate Honey Caramel topped in shimmering Gold.


Snickerdoodle Double Dips

Our Snickerdoodle Double Dips strike the perfect balance of sweet and spicy with their subtle Cinnamon Cream center dipped in White Chocolate then in Milk Chocolate.  It’s just like your favorite cookie, but better!



Café Makeover

The Chocolate Café has never looked more beautiful.  New marble countertops, antique wooden cabinetry, and copper wall treatments are just a few of the recent improvements.  Stop in this holiday season and sip some bean-to-bar chocolate in a fresh setting!


Shane Chocolate Works Bean-to-Bars

This season, we are proud to bring you three different origins of house-made bean-to-bar 70% chocolate tasting squares: Ecuador, Bolivia, and Guatemala. Look for their new packaging in the shop or at the Christmas Village at Dilworth Park.
Also available to order online!



Holiday Hot Fudge Sundae

Hand-made red and green Peppermint Candy bits glisten thru white Peppermint Stick Ice Cream, blanketed in Hot Fudge, with piles of Whipped Cream, and a glittering dash of crushed Peppermint Candy.  Our classic seasonal sundae is a favorite of wooden soldiers and ballerinas alike – also available with Vegan Peppermint Stick Ice Cream!


Yule Love all of Our December Flavors!

Eggnog Custard, Peppermint Stick, Vegan Peppermint Stick, Spicy Hot Chocolate, Some’Mores, and Gingerbread Ice Creams!  Our Eggnog is better than ever: a home cooked custard churned with egg yolks ablaze, mulled with fresh orange peel and warmed by nutmeg and a splash of brandy.
“You’ve been Very Good Little Boys and Girls this Year” says Franklin, “So I’m Packing an Added Flavor: Gingerbread Ice Cream is made with our real Ginger Ice Cream studded with Spicy Molasses Gingerbread Bites.”

Piping Hot Cocoa Float

Take a break from that brisk Winter weather, and warm up with a decadent Hot Chocolate Float or Affagato (ice cream in your coffee).



Spoonful Magazine: Confection Affection

This month Spoonful Magazine featured an article on Shane Confectionery & our Shane Chocolate Café.


American car culture dates back to the early 1890’s, when the first vehicles were introduced in the United States.  Henry Ford’s Model T rolled off the assembly line in 1908, and with it automobile imagery, especially in postcards, took off.  Postmarked Dec. 24, 1908, just 6 months after the Model T was introduced to the American consumer, this postcard depicts Santa driving his down a snowy street.

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