September ’16



Sour Apple Fancy Ice

Tart local “Crabbies” mixed with Granny Smith Apples pack a puckering punch, now available at Spruce Harbor locations. This Real Fruit Fancy Ice pairs well with our Vanilla Bean Custard as an end of season Layered Luau.


Back To School Milkshake

Try Concord Grape and Peanut Butter Ice Creams mixed into a scholastic blast of nostalgia.


Pumpkin Ice Cream!!!

Like a slice of Grandma’s pie – Pumpkin Ice Cream moves the seasons. In pursuit of purity and Franklin excellence, we’ve simplified our recipe using local, naturally cooked Pumpkins and Baking Spices. It’s also available in Vegan Coconut Cream, and can be found at The Franklin Fountain and the S.S. Franklin Fountain at Spruce Street Harbor Park.


Fall Flare At Spruce Street Summerfest

The S.S. Franklin Fountain is now serving Apple Cider Ice, Salted Honeycomb Ice Cream, and Pumpkin Ice Cream or vegan Pumpkin Ice Cream. Look out later in the month for fresh Hot Waffles served with Caramelized Banana Topping, Hot and Cold Apple Cider, and our Great Pumpkin Sundae.


Apple Cider Caramel

Tart and sweet, with a touch of spice, our Apple Cider Caramels are made with locally pressed Cider, and dipped in creamy Milk Chocolate.


Double Dip Coffee Cream

Introducing our Double Dip Coffee Cream, a creamy center of Sugar cooked with Coffee, dipped in milky White Chocolate, and dipped again in dark, house-roasted Chocolate infused with Coffee. It’s the perfect afternoon pick-me-up.


Celebrate Honey

September is National Honey Month! Our Honey Lavender and Honey Earl Grey are absolute ambrosia, and our jarred honey is harvested from our rooftop hives – you can’t get more local than that.


History and Haunt!

Every Friday and Sunday at 6:30 PM, get your dose of confectionery history. September 30th – October 16th enjoy our tour with a little Autumnal flavor. Space is limited, so call ahead. $8 per guest.Boo! Shane Confectionery is hosting a Halowe’en Haunt for four nights October 21st, 23rd, 28th, and 30th. Travel through America’s oldest continuously operated confectionery, and trick-or-treat from our ghastly ghouls. Collect curious candies, hair-raising histories, and spectral stories! A hallowed eve for grown-ups, ages 10+ suggested. Space is limited so call ahead; $13 per guest.


Tasting Squares

Take home our very first house-roasted Chocolate Tasting Square! With ever-rotating origins, come in often to see what we are pouring. From our staff favorite micro lot from the CedeƱo Farm in Ecuador, to our new 70% Guatemalan, chocolate has so much breadth to taste.


Liberty Bell Drinking Chocolate

Crack into our house-made Chocolate Liberty Bells and unveil the treasure inside. Pour hot Drinking Chocolate atop and watch as the Chocolate melts and releases a flurry of house-made Marshmallows.



A Taste of History

A few months ago we had the pleasure of showing Chef Walter Staib how to mould ice cream and clear toy, and how to dip a buttercream. Follow the link to see us present Chef Staib with a lobster dinner made without a shred of seafood!

Honey & Chocolate Tasting

We are hosting a Honey and Chocolate tasting, Friday, September 16th, at 8PM. Come sample four local Honeys and four of our craft Chocolates. Space is limited, $18 per ticket, call or stop by the shop today!
(215) 922-1048


Philadelphia Honey Festival

The Philadelphia Honey Festival (Sept. 9-11) was started 7 years ago to raise awareness about the importance of honey bees to our environment and food supply, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening. With activities like open hive talks, honey extraction demonstrations, children’s crafts and even a Bee Beard, it’s an event not to be missed! Visit the Philly Honey Fest website for more information.


New York City Ice Cream Museum

A day with the Berley Brothers in the Big Apple is not complete without an Ice Cream experience. Recently Ryan and Eric visited the pop up Ice Cream Museum in the hip Meatpacking Industry, where they swam in a pool of Jimmies, scooped gobs of lard onto a sundae dish, and with the help of some miracle berries gobbled up whole lemons with relish.

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Old School Haunts

September means back to school! This 19th century Philadelphia confectionery trade card reminds us of the geometry and astronomy textbooks we wish we’d studied! Geometric patterns and astrological symbols were favored design elements at the turn of the century, when membership in secret and fraternal societies was at an all time high. “Old knowledge” and iconography of ancient cultures, such as astrological symbols were “rediscovered” and often used as design elements.

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