Shane Confectionery, Philadelphia

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Shane Confectionery is the oldest continuously-run confectionery in the United States, established in 1863. The Shane family took over the business in 1911, installing elaborately carved woodwork, stained glass and curved windows to showcase the chocolates and confections made onsite. Ninety-nine years later, in 2010, the business transitioned to the Berley Brothers who own the nearby Franklin Fountain and whom embarked on a meticulous restoration of the building and business. Candies continue to be made on-site, with an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients, seasonal specialties and old-fashioned quality.
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  • August 4, 2017
    This shop is almost frozen in time. They have a great selection of chocolates and confections that are reasonably priced. We were there right before Easter so there were lots of choices for the season...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    The smell is amazing. Be sure to go all the way to the back to check out the coffee and chocolate drink area. The interior is old school, the chocolates look amazing. It's worth a visit just for the s...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    While most of the candies are made elsewhere, some of the most delicious chocolates are made in-house. In fact, one of the chocolates is the original "kiss" stolen by hershey. Believe me, these are MU...  more »
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  • April 25, 2017
    I've never been to the store, but I received their turtles as a x-mas gift. They were hands down the best I ever had. First of all they are gigantic. I only ate one at a time. The caramel was gooey and delicious. The chocolate melted in my mouth.
  • June 27, 2017
    This is a really nice place. Have a hot chocolate there and get some fudge.
  • June 1, 2017
    An amazing little shop with a great staff. The hot chocolate in the back is awesome as well!
  • April 13, 2017
    Wonderful old candy shop. The shop in one form or another dates to the Civil War. Great selection of chocolates and confections. If you are anywhere near Shane's you simply must stop in. Heads above the cold high end candy stores.
  • May 16, 2017
    Great stop for dessert and don't forget Jefferson's nightcap. Chocolate in a cup so delicious.

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