October ’15


Salty Caramel Ice Cream

Our velvety and rich Caramel Ice Cream is now improved with help from The Sea – our most local salt source! – Cape May Sea Salt offer high quality, locally sourced and harvested salt.  Look out at both The Franklin Fountain & Shane Confectionery for more products made even better by Cape May Sea Salt.


Cider – Hot, Cold and Fizzy!

Hot Cider and Cider Soda are both back at the Fountain!  We use local Pennsylvania Dutch Cider from the Bauman’s Family Farm who have been making fresh apple cider since 1892.

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Nothing says Fall like a slice of our warm, house-made Apple Pie, savor one a la mode with our new Salted Caramel Ice Cream or one of our other delicious Fall ice cream flavors!  Or try our signature Hot Caramel Apple Pie Milkshake: A slice of warm Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream draped in Hot Caramel.

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Soda Jerk’s Pick from the Pumpkin Patch

Eric chooses our Autumnal sundae, The Great Pumpkin Sundae.
“You can’t have Halloween without a visit from the Great Pumpkin!  Pumpkin Ice Cream, Caramel Sauce, Whipped Cream, Malt Powder & Cinnamon.”


Apple Cider Caramels

Our Vanilla Caramels have put on their scarves and gone apple picking!  Made with a cider reduction and a touch of cinnamon.


Caramel and Candy Apples

Fresh and local apples dipped in our House-Made Caramel, both with and without Salted Pecans, or coated in traditional Red Hard Candy.

Available October only –  Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.


Hallowe’en Treats

We love Hallowe’en and hope you do too! Come to Shane’s for your Tricks, Treats, and Gifts.  Encourage some mischief with our Bubble Gum Cigarettes, reward the best costume with a Foil Wrapped Chocolate Jack-o-Lantern, or give a chocolate filled Hand-Made skeleton box to your best fiend.

Browse all of our Halloween candy in
our online shop

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Candy Clerk’s Pick of the Month

Vicki suggests our Licorice Pastilles.
“They are much crunchier and flavorful than other licorice pastilles, such as you might get at the movies.”  And this month they come in festive Hallowe’en colors!

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New and Old Favorites

Returning to warm you during the Autumn chill are house favorites – the Spanish Royal and the Tuscan Jasmine.  And new to our menu, Agua de Nicaragua, made with our own house-made Bean-To-Bar Chocolate.


Ice Cream Sandwiches for Little Goblins & Boos

Get them before they vanish!  Made with Lebkuchen (German Gingerbread) Cookies and Pumpkin Ice Cream.

A Special Request: Service to Pope Francis

The Berley Brothers were honored to donate ice cream for Pope Francis’ dinner at St. Charles Seminary.  In 1940 St. Charles Seminary commissioned Eppelsheimer of NY, to make relief moulds of the seminary for the Archdiocese Jubilee.  The Berley Brothers used this mould, one of only twelve made representing each of Jesus’ apostles, to cast twelve ice cream bars; six molded in Vanilla, and six in Carmelo de Plátano.


City Paper: Buzzfeed

City Paper was abuzz this month with an article about local honey growers in Philadelphia.  Shane’s own rooftop hive and our honeycomb candy and ice cream are featured along with an interview with Eric Berley.

Click here to read the article

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Rose Valley Tour

Shane Confectionery and The Franklin Fountain are excited to be providing dessert for the “Once in a Lifetime Tour”, on October 18 of historic Rose Valley.  In 1901 Rose Valley was founded as a utopian Arts and Crafts community by architect Will Price.  The arts & crafts movement is historically contextual for both Shane Confectionery and The Franklin Fountain, and has been a significant influence on how we approach confections and ice cream.  Please Support the effort by learning more and purchasing a ticket for this exceptional tour HERE
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