“The [candy shop] idea just clicked for me,” Greg said. “It’s a happy place. It’s a fun place. Everyone wants to be here, and everyone is smiling.”
Jordan’s Sweet Shoppe sells specialty candies and chocolates as well as hand-dipped Blue Bell ice cream, Hawaiian shaved ice and 56 flavors of saltwater taffy.
While one wall has a dispenser of 10 rare M&M colors, the aisles are lined with a selection of gummies, sours, hard candies, cotton candy, nostalgic candy and chocolates. In addition to providing dozens of varieties of candies, Jordan’s Sweet Shoppe can help customers plan and cater events to fit any budget, the owners said.
Jordan’s Sweet Shoppe also prides itself on being one of the few shops with allergen-free, nut-free, whey-free and sugar-free candy, the owners said. Greg said he would have never opened Jordan’s Sweet Shoppe without his wife’s encouragement and support.
“She basically had her hands on my back pushing me to open a store,” Greg said. “So when we were throwing out names, I said, ‘obviously it has to be Jordan’s because if it wasn’t for you, it would have never happened.’”
Candy and coronavirus
Following the coronavirus outbreak, Jordan’s Sweet Shoppe closed in April 2020 for six weeks when restaurants were ordered to close temporarily by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Greg and Jordan started a GoFundMe campaign while the shop was closed.
“We had to do whatever creative things we could do to pay rent,” Greg said.
After the fundraiser was shared on social media, The Woodlands community raised nearly $5,000 for Jordan’s Sweet Shoppe, allowing the small business to stay afloat.
Jordan said even a year later, customers still make sure that the local shop will continue to stay in business.
“We’ve received $100 tips ... multiple times,” Jordan said. “It kind of restored your faith in humanity.” To give back to the community that helped them, Greg said the business often donates to schools and local organizations.
“At some point we’ll find a way to return the favor,” Greg added.
Sweet future ahead
Jordan’s Sweet Shoppe had plans to open a second location at the newly built Metropark Square in Shenandoah last year, but the project was put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, Jordan and Greg said they will open another location when the time is right. “We’ve seen, since we’ve reopened, a much stronger business,” Greg said.
Jordan’s Sweet Shoppe
26400 Kuykendahl Road, Ste. A-130, The Woodlands
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily