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brooke-picture.jpgBrooke Schmidt

dana-picture.jpgDana Vicars




The Staff

Meet the incredible staff at Brooke's Candy Co. – a wonderful team of dedicated people providing customers with the best products and service.


How It All Began

Brooke’s Candy Co. was being formed long before Brooke knew it. As a teenager she made mints for her sister Dana’s wedding shower, only to get an order from a neighbor for more. Brooke also sold out of her Peanut Butter Buckeyes at a local festival when she was 14.

She grew up, graduated, moved to Northern Illinois, joined the work force, and found her husband Doug. She always remembered her dream to own a candy shop one day.

In 2002, Brooke and her husband moved back to the area where she grew up. Brooke and her mother Donna and sister Dana made her dream come true by starting Brooke’s Candy Co. in 2004. After many hours of research and trying many different chocolates, Brooke, Donna and Dana decided on a Belgian chocolate they knew would make their recipes irresistible. After finalizing recipes for their old-fashioned Almond Toffee, Fudge, Pecan Turtles, Mints and other goodies, they were ready to go.

People ask them why Dana? To them the answer is simple, they knew Dana was in trouble after loosing many buildings in the last 7 years like the grocery store, flower shop, auction house and more to fires and just being old and falling down. They wanted to bring something positive back to the community.

They started a retail shop set inside the 1900’s Plantation style home that Brooke grew up in. Brooke’s mother Donna and father Kent worked many years restoring the old home to it’s original look and was the home of Brooke’s Candy Co. for 7 years until closing.

They have grown to a more of a wholesale business and closed the retail store in Dana. They now have a building next to the old retail store in Dana. This store will be open mid October into May each year as the Brooke's Candy Outlet Store.

You can pick up Brooke's Candy products at Beaslers Market and Clabber Girl Bake Shop in Terre Haute. Brooke’s Candy Co. Fudge can be found at the French Lick Resort Hoosier Sugar Shop in Indiana.

Brooke's Almond Toffee is best known for being in the 2105 Grammy swag bags for the stars to enjoy. They have had people all the way from California tell them they have seen Brooke’s candy Co. on TV and had to stop in and say hi while on vacation.

While in town don’t forget to visit the Ernie Pyle Museum two blocks south of Brooke’s Candy Co.