Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Shane Confectionery ~ A Nostalgic Candy Shop In Philadelphia

Philadelphia's landmark Shane Confectionery is considered the oldest continuously run candy shop in the United States.  Established is 1863 by candy making dynasty Herring and Daniel S. Dengler. It remains a beloved fixture of the historic downtown district of Philadelphia.  Today it is owned by brothers Ryan and Eric Berley.

The Berley Brothers have lovingly restored the shop to its original beauty and charm.  Cabinetry has been restored and painted in the same color scheme as Independence Hall .  The marble counters have all been buffed and polished.  Tin ceilings have been pressed.  Antique brass scales and cash registers have been taken apart and shined.  Everything just gleams...

A peek into the curved-glass windows is a glimpse into the past.  Original hand-carved wooden display cases and Chippendale -style cabinetry, old fashioned brass cash registers equipment take you back to 1893...  Step into the shop and the decadent aromas of heavenly chocolate, caramel and sweets captivate all your senses.  But wait, there are also the numerous trays of tempting sweets all over the counters and behind the display cases that catch your eyes..  Lollipops, jellybeans, candy canes and freshly dipped bonbons decorate all the shelves and counters too.  What is one to do??? You truly feel like a kid in a candy store all over again.

And I confess, I over did it.  I bought way too much candy.  Truth is, all the cookies, candy and chocolates were incredible.  So fresh and tasty.  I am hooked.  I even bought a few goody bags of chocolates to give to my family for Christmas and they all fell in love too.  And if that was not enough, the staff was just as sweet and the candy.  What a wonderful group...

I am definitely going back.  Not only for the delicious sweets but to support this lovely shop that is a true testament of love, dedication and old world traditions.  So if your travels ever bring you to Philadelphia, be sure to pay Shane Confectionery a visit. 





































The Berley Brothers



Here is a short video of the shop.  Follow the link below.




Thank you for visiting today.  May you have a lovely and beautiful week.

Janet


7 comments:

  1. Thank for sharing this fun place. I'm posting a link to this on my Face Book Page: Bernideen's Tea Time, Cottage and Garden.

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  2. Ah, Janet, my darling, I feel so charmed by old shops, especially confectioneries !!!
    It reminds me an ancient confectionery located in the historical centre of Genoa, dating back to the very early XIXth century ... well, when I enter such shop I immediately feel like a child {{smiles}} !
    Thank you for another wonderful post, my invaluable friend, let me wish you a Very Happy New Year, filled with love, health, joy ... and dreams to come true !
    Sending blessings to you
    Dany

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  3. This is the most wonderful shop ever seen. Love the front with the curved glass, but also the inside of the shop is one big 'candy-store' with delicious sweets and a beautiful interior and display. Thank you for showing!

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  4. Used to live right around the corner from the famous Shane's. Time for another visit to see the restoration!

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  5. Oh Janet, what a delightful Old Fashioned Candy store! All of that blue with the white detail work is beautiful! Makes you want to be a kid back in the day right?
    Thanks for sharing it with us and have a happy New Year!
    Gina

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  6. Oh my, what a fabulous candy store. I am afraid that I would have over done also.
    They should do very well - the candy looks terrific.
    Thanks so much for sharing this post.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year.
    Hugs,
    Mary

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  7. How wonderful is that...eye candy and tummy candy all in one place! Followed the link and enjoyed seeing mor of the shop.

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