Shane Confectionery hosts both public programs & private parties to further our educational mission to inspire curiosity, wonder, & reflection through interactive, authentic, and delicious food experiences. By hosting workshops, talks, tastings, & tours, and by partnering with Philadelphia-based institutions, Shane celebrates our local history, and explores the rich cultural fabric of the confectionery arts.
Because of the ongoing public health emergency, we've paused in-person programming at Shane Confectionery since March 2020, but will begin again in June 2023. If you're interested in virtual tastings or tours with us, reach out to our Programs Manager at Laurel@FranklinFountain.com.
Please check back for more in person programming, or keep an eye on our Instagram for announcements!
On a monthly basis we host special programs, workshops, and events on our premises that showcase chocolate or confectionery history. From chocolate and cocktail pairings to taffy pulls, we’re always offering engaging programs for sweet tooths of all ages and interests.
One of our missions as a historic site is to introduce visitors to history through the irresistible lens of chocolate and confections. The world’s relationship with cacao and sugar traverses a long and winding history, trekking through science, trade, medicine, and industry on the way.
Every Friday we welcome the public into our 150 year old building, where we sample our chocolate and confectionery craft while exploring our historic shop, kitchens, and Chocolate Works production spaces. This tour has something for everyone, and can be described as “historic house tour meets Willy Wonka!” Learn about the antique equipment and recipes still in use today, while admiring the building's architecture, decorative arts, and businesses, and immersing yourself in early chocolate and candy making culture.
If you'd like to schedule a private tour for yourself or your group, or would like to combine a tour with a tasting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to gain a deeper understanding of
cacao, chocolate making, and history?
Chocolate tasting are perfect for a night out with fellow chocolate lovers or a celebratory gathering among close friends. Shane Confectionery offers two varieties of tastings, our Traditional Craft Chocolate Tasting and our Chocolate Taste & Paint Workshop. Both are offered publicly on a rotating basis (check our calendar), and can scheduled privately for groups of six or more (email email@example.com).