October ’14


The Great Pumpkin Emerges from the Field!

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This fresh Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream with Kettle Cooked Caramel Sauce, Malt Powder, crunchy Salted Pecans with Whipped Cream and a dash of Cinnamon is cool comfort at its best.

From Scratch – Apple Pie

Mmm…real butter made with tart apples and crumble top, a la mode ice cream: Cinnamon, Caramel or Ginger.  For a real twist, ask your soda jerk for a Hot Apple Pie Shake with hot caramel sauce and cold vanilla ice cream.

New Homemade Apple Cider Soda!

Fresh, Local Apple Cider is reduced on simmer to an amber elixir, while brown sugars bring out a natural nutty aroma.  On these warm October Days, it’s more refreshing, easier to digest, and less sweet than the straight sweet stuff.  “Bob” your straw into some Caramel Ice Cream for a “Caramel Apple Cider Float.”

You Scream, We Scream for OPERA CAKE Ice Cream!

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In honor of Opera Philadelphia’s 40th Anniversary, The Franklin Fountain developed a flavor to celebrate the performers.  To see how we make this flavor, watch this video: Encore!

Old City Fall Festival: October 12th

Join us and neighboring businesses for the Old City Fall Festival on Sunday, October 12th from 12 to 6pm.  Our street cart will feature Limited Edition Ice Cream Sandwiches: Chocolate Chunk Cookies & Vanilla or Peanut Butter Ice Cream or Nuremburg Gingerbread (lebchuken) with Pumpkin Ice Cream.

Founders’ Day 10 -SUCCESS!

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We’d like to thank you for your continued patronage for ten years.  We celebrated in September with music, games, ice cream history and antiques, a live cow, and, of course, ice cream & candy.  A special thank you to those who participated in our Cow Pie Bingo Raffle, which raised over $300 for the W.B. Saul Agricultural High School.

Click HERE to view a slideshow of the events or HERE to view a video montage


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…and STOCK UP for Halloween

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFill these candy coffin containers from Tinsel Trading Company with a selection of Halloween Candies from Shane Confectionery.  Available in store and online – Click HERE

Apple Cider Caramels

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House-made Apple Cider Caramels feature five different spices simmered with an apple cider reduction made form local apple cider, then hand-dipped in milk chocolate for that warm fall feeling.

Candied Spy & Smokehouse Apples

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Red candied apples are a classic October treat in Pennsylvania.  Or try one dipped in caramel made with brown sugar and spiced with cinnamon, then rolled in salted pecans.

Available Weekends Only.

“Seville” Orange Opera Creams

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We spun Seville Orange Creams to celebrate Opera Philadelphia’s 40th Anniversary and to toast the performers in “The Barber of Seville.”  Similar to a buttercream, these confections are made with local heavy cream in lieu of butter for a richer, silkier center.  Sprinkled with Orange Blossom Water (made from Seville Oranges, of course!) and orange zest,  we’ll continue making these specially flavored Opera Creams the year round!

Click HERE to watch how they’re made.

Bar of the Month: Tradestone Confections Maple Pumpkin Caramel Bar

This seasonal bar is made with local syrup from Maple Acres Farm.  It is drizzled with house-made caramel and sprinkled with salted pumpkin seeds throughout.

Old Fashioned Taffy Pull – Tuesday, October 7th

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Next week Shane Confectionery will host an old Fashioned Taffy Pull with Tyler Contemporary on Tuesday October 7th at 6pm.  This event is free and open to the public, but space is going fast so sign up HERE to reserve your spot.

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