Offering something extra sweet to area residents is what Candy Bouquet is all about. If you can think of a type of candy, they’ve got it and their willing to either sell it to you as is or arranged in a neat and colorful bouquet.
Open since early February, Candy Bouquet is in downtown Lake Jackson to fulfill a sweet tooth needs.
Owners Johnny and Wendy Brown have been in retail for a combined 50 years and, after living in the Brazosport area for nine years, decided it was time to branch out on their own.
“We’ve always dreamed of having our own business,” Wendy said.
Candy Bouquet was the right fit. Not only is it a fun business, but it offers something that no one else in Brazoria County is offering, she said.
“You can’t go wrong with candy,” Wendy said. “Everybody loves candy.”
Plus, their bouquets are a great alternative to flowers, she said.
Johnny and Wendy make all of their bouquets after the received training from the Candy Bouquet franchise. They can custom make any theme of candy bouquet or use any container a customer brings to the store.
The bouquets can be used to celebrate any occasion or life event, Johnny said. They have bouquets for weddings, birthdays, babies, anniversaries, holidays, get well, retirement and banquets.
They also have custom made gift basket arrangements, Wendy said.
They will also deliver or ship their creations.
In addition to candy bouquets, the Browns sell a variety of candy including Stonebrook Fudge, Sweetshop USA truffles, Jelly Bellies and Candy Bouquet’s signature ganache.
They pretty much sell any candy a customer can think of, they said. That includes several options of sugar free candy for health conscious consumers.
One of Johnny’s first jobs was at a drug store where a small candy shop was set up, Johnny said. The new store repeats many of the features that he came to love at the old drug store.
But they don’t stop with candy. Candy Bouquet also sells balloons and plush toys for any occasion.
A percentage of the proceeds of any item featuring a plush animal will go to the SPCA of Brazoria County. The donation is a part of the their commitment to the community.
A fun feature starting in March is “Kids Creations,” a program held once a month on Saturday mornings. The event will allow children to create their own candy mugs, Wendy said.
The first class will be Easter themed and children can create their own candy-filled Easter egg.
Candy Bouquet is at 34 Circle Way in Lake Jackson. They are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.
Call Johnny and Wendy at 979-480-0480 or go to www.candybouquet.com.