November ’15


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Pie on Your Plate, or in Your Shake

House-made pie returns to the Franklin Fountain, with Chocolate Pecan, Peach Praline, Apple Crumb, and Cranberry Blueberry.  Have a hot slice of pie on chilly days, or sip and spoon a one right into your milkshake.

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Thanksgiving Scoops

What are you bringing to Thanksgiving?  Cinnamon Ice Cream, Poached Pear Sorbet, or Cranberry Custard?  They’ll be thankful you did.


Hot Milkshakes Return

A Franklin Fountain classic, try a Hot Milkshake today!  Our Toasted Marshmallow Malted is sure to delight – Fluffy Marshmallow enriched Vanilla Ice Cream spun with Malted Milk Powder and melted Bittersweet Chocolate over one of Reverend Sylvester Graham’s crackers (and served with toasted house-made Marshmallow).


Soda Jerk’s Pick of the Month

Mark likes a custom Hot Milkshake called “Thanksgiving Dessert” – Pumpkin and Cinnamon Ice Cream, blended with a slice of Chocolate Pecan Pie.



House-Made Meltaways

New to Shane’s are House-Made Meltaways in Creamy Peanut Butter dipped in Milk Chocolate and Candied Orange dipped in Dark Chocolate.


Cranberry Walnut Bark

White Chocolate mixed with chopped Salted English Walnuts and studded with Organic Dried Cranberries and our own house-made Candied Orange Peel.

Available in our shop & to order online

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Clear Toy Candy

It may be chilly outside, but our kitchens are warm and full of the light scent of sugar wafting in the air.  It’s clear toy season, and soon our shelves will be full with bright colorful candy treasure – emerald elephants, citrine lions, and ruby ships, to name a few.  If you would like to retail our Clear Toy Candy in your shop, please inquire with our clear toy confectioner, Pavia at

They are also available to order online


Candy Clerk’s Pick of the Month

Christine picks our coconut haystacks.  Toasted coconut shreds are stirred into milk or dark chocolate, then carefully molded into delicate and delicious bites.



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Introducing Bean-to-Cup Drinking Chocolate

We have crafted a velvety smooth drinking chocolate from hand selected Peruvian and Nicaraguan cacao beans; we sorted, roasted, and ground the cacao into house-made chocolate.


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Thomas Jefferson’s Chocolate Nightcap

A rich, dark, and thick European style drinking chocolate that has been proven to warm the chill from your bones, melt the snow on your coat, and brace you for the Winter weather.

“The superiority of chocolate, both for health and nourishment, will soon give it the same preference over tea and coffee in America which it has in Spain.”
– Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to John Adams, 7 November, 1785

Still Life

Audobon to Warhol: The Art of American Still Life

The Philadelphia Museum of Art has invited The Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery to create our own confectionery edible still life, in honour of their exhibition.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Great Stair Hall
Free with admission.


Civil War Refreshment Saloon at the Mutter Museum

Join Ryan Berley at the Mütter Museum Sunday, November 8, from 2 APM to 4PM for a taste of history and the macabre.  Visit with American Civil War reenactment doctors and soldiers, and sample what soldiers and civilians ate.  Enjoy unique Phosphates, plus “Gangrene Ice Cream” from The Franklin Fountain and watch live demonstrations of cough drop production!
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