Welcome to Licorice and Lemon Drops Old Fashioned Candy Shop!
Licorice and Lemon Drops Old Fashioned Candy Shop began on somewhat of
a whim when owner Natalie Knesek cashed in her last paycheck in December
of 2003. Along with featuring over a dozen kinds of homemade candies
and an additional 300 or more candies from the last twelve decades, the
store carries American Girl Publications, Little Golden Books®,
and Gund® Stuffed Animals. We have learned to take our show on the
road and are available to provide vendor exhibits at area events.
In the spring of 2008 we made the difficult decision to leave downtown
Gonzales. The rising cost of practically everything, especially our city
utilities, left us with little choice. For about three months, our only
location was a tiny little building beside our home in the country where
we learned to greatly appreciate our limited space. As one of our customers
reminded us, "When one door closes, another one opens." By October, we had
found that door just a few miles down the road in Shiner. We are grateful
that many of our established customers stuck with us during the transition.
Equally thankful are we for the many new customers we are greeting every day.
So, who are you really ordering from?
Natalie Knesek, the owner, is certified as a professional in the field of
Family and Consumer Sciences by the American Association of Family and
Consumer Sciences. She holds a BS in Home Economics and an MS in Family
and Child Studies. After a decade of employment in educational and social
service settings, Natalie took a chance on this little store that has
grown to be a local favorite.
Aside from running Licorice and Lemon Drops, Natalie is a public speaker.
While child care providers are her most common audience, she is available
to give presentations on a wide variety of topics relating to children,
families, and ownership of a small business.
How To Find Us
Although you can purchase from us online and we'll ship your order almost anywhere,
we'd love to have you visit us in our store in Shiner, Texas. Shiner is in South Central Texas,
about halfway between Houston and San Antonio, just 20 miles south of IH-10.
In August 2011, we moved from our former location in downtown Shiner.
We are located on the corner of Hwy 90A (Avenue E) and E. 16th Street (FM3435),
across the street from Boehm Tractor Sales.
You can find us on GoogleMaps and get directions