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Atlas Obscura Society Philly: Victorian Clear Toy & Cough Drop Workshop

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Shane Confectionery

110 Market Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Join us on Thursday, September 20th in Shane's historic candy kitchen for a hands-on exploration of Victorian clear toy and hard candy! Clear Toy Candy, Barley Candy, or ”Dierich Orde Glass” is a Pennsylvania-German tradition that that dates to as early as 1772, and involves molding sugar into a hard candy sculptures. This candy was, and still is, a traditional holiday gift among local Pennsylvanians; one part play-thing, and one part edible treat. Throughout the evening, guests will make a variety of candy using 19th-century equipment, molds, techniques, and herbal flavors! Attendees will learn about candy and medicine’s intertwined past, crank a 19th century drop roller, and create their own clear toy candy sculptures --all in the kitchen of America's oldest confectionery.
About Shane Confectionery
Shane Confectionery is the oldest continuously operating confectionery in the United States, with candy made on site since 1863. The Shane family took over the business in 1911, installing elaborately carved woodwork, stained glass and curved windows to showcase the chocolates and confections crafted in the kitchens above. In 2010, the business transitioned to the Berley Brothers, owners of the nearby Franklin Fountain, who embarked on a meticulous restoration of the building and business. Candies and bean-to-bar chocolate continue to be made on-site, with an emphasis on locally-sourced ingredients, seasonal specialties, and old-fashioned quality.

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  • The kitchen at Shane Confectionery is on the second floor and requires a walk up a narrow and steep staircase.

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