Using antique Victorian candy molds, Shane Confectionery perfectly preserves holiday traditions in the Old City of Philadelphia. We caught a glimpse of these stunning “clear toy” candies in the recent Martha Stewart Living magazine and had to investigate.
These hand made treats are a German tradition, dating to the 18th century. They were made only during holidays and gifted to children. The dazzling effect is created using molten sugar.
A confectionery has been on premise since 1863, Shane Confectionery opened there in 1911:
No. 110 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Since Colonial days Philadelphia has been a ‘hot spot’ for candy making due to its busy port. Ships would bring in sugar, cocoa and exotic fruits and nuts that had traveled from the West Indies, West Africa, the Mediterranean and India. A tradition was born….
Read their marvelous detailed history, explore the candy making traditions of Philadelphia and marvel at dreamy creations at: www.shanecandies.com