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Philadelphia Chapter Event


A Look Inside the Candy Shop (Group 2)

Monday, February 12, 2018
7:00 PM
Location: 110 Market Street, Philadelphia
Restricted to members only
Contact: Jean Brubaker

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, don’t miss this sweet tour of Shane Confectionery! The storefront at 110 Market Street is actually a time machine. Step inside, and you'll be transported back to 1863, a time when the city was keen on sugar — at one point, even controlling 90% of the nation's sugar industry due to some prime port real estate in the sugar trade. At the turn of the 20th century, the city was brimming with chocolatiers and candy manufacturers; High Street — now Market Street — was chock-full of them, and Shane Confectionery was one among them. After 154 years, it is the oldest, continually-run candy shop in the country. 

Brothers Ryan and Eric Berley brought the shop back to life in 2011, and over the past six years, it's turned into somewhat of a secret Wonka factory full of truffles, bonbons, gummies, clear toy candies, barks, and fudge. The ever-so-friendly and remarkably knowledgeable staff will be happy to answer all your candy-questions. Make sure, you allow time to indulge in the Shane's city-best hot chocolate, expertly crafted in the backroom, speakeasy-like hot chocolate cafe.

During your visit you will enjoy candy sampling and discover the history of candy, chocolate, and confectionery arts. This intimate, 45-minute tour explores the historic shop, candy kitchen, and Chocolate Works production spaces, where you'll learn about the antique equipment still in use today.  Also covered is the history of the building's three-story architecture, decorative arts, and businesses.

Each tour group is limited to 13 people, so we have scheduled one at 6 pm and a second at 7 pm, please sign up for one only. 

Note: the tour includes two flights of narrow and steep stairs.

Registration, payments and cancellations* must be made by January 29, 2018.
*No refunds will be given after this date.

For more information contact Jean Brubaker