Years ago my mom and I watched Shane Confectionary featured on an episode of Unique Sweets and it’s been on my bucket list to visit Philadelphia ever since. It’s the oldest candy store in America, established in 1863. Their chocolates and candies are made using antique machines that are over a hundred years old. How cool is that? I finally decided to order from Shane Confectionary so I could try their famous treats at home in Texas! Just for fun, I’m embedding the Unique Sweet clips for some background info:
After much deliberation, I ordered sour gummy chicks and bunnies, a Benjamin Jackson chocolate bar, bean-to-bar peanut butter cups, and a small box of assorted buttercreams. Trust me when I say, I should have ordered more. What was I thinking not getting specialty dipped caramels or marshmallow robin eggs?
Shane Confectionary is famous for their buttercreams so of course I had to try them. I should have gotten a bigger box. The box is quite small, as are the chocolate but they are so freaking cute. They’re all handmade and hand-dipped in chocolate.
The peanut butter cups are just to-die for. Each package comes with four fairly large peanut butter cups. The peanut butter filling isn’t too sweet and really packs a peanut butter punch. Enrobed with dark chocolate made on site, these peanut butter cups are so rich that I actually ate half of one after lunch. And you know, I have quite the sweet tooth!
When I read that Shane Confectionary makes their own bean-to-bar chocolate bars using the same method that was used in the 1800s, I just had to try one. Named after one of Philadelphia’s first chocolate makers, the Benjamin Jackson bar is 70% chocolate. Even the shape and etchings on the bar are in the same style that was used when Shane Confectionary first opened its doors in 1863. You know, in case you want to eat a chocolate bar that my beloved Damon Salvatore might have eaten. Sign me up!
Last but certainly not least, I have to talk about the gummies. It’s a little known fact that I am a huge gummy enthusiast. In fact, I regularly order gourmet gummies from all over the country. While Shane’s gummy chicks and bunnies aren’t very sour, the flavor makes up for that. They are amazing! They’re bursting with fruit flavor. If you’re a gummy snob like me, I definitely recommend including a bag with your order.