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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tasty Tuesday-Shane Confectionery in Philadelphia

I've written before about the Franklin Fountain in Philadelphia.  It is one of my favorite places to visit a really picture perfect recreation of a vintage soda fountain.  


Image Source: 1920s Soda Fountain in Washington DC
Image Source: Franklin Fountain Today


The creators of Franklin Fountain weren't content with just an old school soda shop, they have a vintage candy store, Shane's Confectionery right next store, and just like the Fountain its a trip back in time.  We visited two weeks ago and had a good time shopping for the sorts of vintage candies I wasn't sure where made before.  In fact I  had been pretty sure that many of these candies had stopped being manufactured long before I was born.















If you are lover of sweets of vintage and you are in Philadelphia you simply must check out Shane's Confectionery.

12 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. I have family in the area, so perhaps we will get there at some point.

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  2. We want to plan a trip to Philadelphia and Pennsylvania in general one day, so I will definitely keep these two delights in mind. I think the kids would enjoy them both as well. Thanks for sharing them.
    Sarah

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  3. That looks great. I love anything vintage and home made. What a place!
    Lynne x

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  4. Oh man, how did I not know about this place during the 18 months I lived in Philly?! Looks like a fun place!

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  5. I had to go to the website to see whether they offered liquorice allsorts.
    They do!
    Cheers, Gail.

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  6. Looks like a fantastic place to visit. Must put it on my visit list when I go to Virginia again.

    Only the first two photos downloaded, but it looks like a great place.

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  7. Sounds tasty. What was your favorite soda? My dad says his favorite is Sioux City Sarsaparilla (and not just because they mention it in the Big Lebowski!).

    -Love,
    Sid.

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  8. I'd love to visit there! I wish I knew the place when visited Philadelphia while back!

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  9. What a seriously cool blast from the past! I wish more (every!) town still had a fabulous ice cream parlour like this. They're such a throwback to a time when life, at least in some respects, seemed simpler and more innocent.

    Big hugs,
    ♥ Jessica

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  10. I enjoy vintage candy stores too, or pretty much anything really vintage. I agree--that feeling of innocence and simplicity is kind of soothing.

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  11. When my husband's great grandmother arrived from Italy, she opened a tiny candy shop. The pictures of it look very much like the first picture (only it was much smaller). Unfortunately, the shop is no longer there.

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