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Around Town : Shane's Confectionery

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Seeing as I am a Philadelphia native, I tend to swell with hometown pride when we feature a company or shop from "my" city. Shane Confectionery is located at 110 Market Street in downtown Philadelphia, where they've been making candy and other sweet treats since 1863.

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Shane Confectionery is the oldest continuously run candy shop in the United States. They sell only handmade sweets using traditional methods of production. If you're planning a trip to Philadelphia, the shop is whimsical and charming - definitely worth a visit.

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Did you see the rabbits (above) in the April issue of Living? They are "clear toy candies" from Shane Confectionery and come in a range of really beautiful colors. These clear candies and other mouth-watering chocolates, caramels, hard candies, brandied fruits (!), and much more are available for purchase in the whimsical shop or online. Watch the video below for a behind the scenes look at this very special shop.


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Comments (7)

  • Amazing video and shop! Although I live overseas and don't have the opportunity yet to visit this shop, but I am truly amazed with their talent and love their concept. They are making beautiful delicious art. Thank you for discovering such a gem! :)

  • This store seems amazing. I know my father and I are always looking for new places to go when we take vacations. We have yet taken time to head to Philadelphia, but I think its on our bucket list. If so, I know we will not be passing up Shane Confectionery. It's so hard to find candy stores that are still creating their own candy instead of machinery in big factories. Overall, I am eager to check it out.

  • I've always been facinated with clear candy. Do you have any molds of a bride and groom that would be suitable for a cake topper?

  • I have always loved this candy shop. I no longer live in Philadelphia, but Shane's always calls me back. My family has been getting candy there since 1911. My granddaughter born in 2012 was given her first Shane's Easter egg last Easter. A tradition my son will carry on as well.

  • Right around the corner from me, I have been a big fan of Shane's for years. I really appreciate their clever candy displays—a must-see when my friends and relatives come to visit Old City Philly. My latest passion is their Oregon Brandied Cherries, which you can check out on their Facebook page (Shane-Confectionery). And yes, they do ship via their website (see article link).

  • And don't forget next door they have an icecream shop called Franklin Fountain, serving house made icecream in traditional styles. The lines are out the door, but the wait is totally worth it!

  • I have been going there for years, but since the Berley brothers have taken over they have relished the old fashions ways The best dark chocolate ever. And they have an old fashioned ice cream store right next door as well. Enjoy!

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