Since 1863, Shane Confectionary has been perfecting their craft: sweet, clear toy candy. The idea is simple, boil down sugar and water, add a little food coloring, pour into a mold and voila! An 18th century candy. Today, Shane Confectionary is owned by brothers Eric and Ryan Berley with the assistance of Pavia Burroughs, a former sculpture and current clear toy candy manager and designer. She painstakingly removes sugared shards from the molds to create smooth edges on candy busts of William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, and Philadelphia favorite Billy Penn, as well as blue elephants and red donkeys to celebrate the 2016 Presidential Election!
These clear toy candies can be found at 110 Market Street in Philadelphia. Stop by to find these little pieces of history!