A walk down memory lane
With its rounded glass windows and Wedgewood blue display cases, Shane Confectionery in Philadelphia is a modern-day example of a mid-1800s candy shop. It is now run by the Berley brothers, who acquired the shop in 2010 after first opening an old-time soda fountain down the street. Shane’s is particularly famous for German-style “clear toy candy” featuring figurines made from translucent, colored sugar syrup like what is used for lollipops. The toy candies and the company’s filled chocolates are produced using tin molds left behind by the Shane family after their nearly 100-year ownership of the business.
If Ye Old Pepper Candy Companie is like a treasure trove in grandmother’s attic, Shane’s is a jewel box with baubles waiting to awe and inspire. From the Berley brothers’ quirky style to the costumed store clerks and original brass cash register, every detail is carefully attended to for the purpose of showing off the dazzling array of candies.