Brooke's takes pride in crafting all natural, gluten & rice free dessert creations
without sacrificing flavor or texture. Only using the finest all-natural ingredients and
Belgian chocolate for all there artisan handmade desserts.
How it all Began:
The idea for Brooke's Candy Company was being formed when Brooke was just a
young teenager making mints for her sister Dana’s wedding shower. Her delicious
treats had her neighbors placing orders for more. By age 14, Brooke was selling out of
her homemade Peanut Butter Buckeyes at a local festival. After high school, Brooke
moved away, met and married her husband Doug; but she never forgot about her
dream of owning her own candy shop one day.
In 2004, Brooke and Doug moved back to Indiana. Brooke began work on
perfecting the recipe that would become her signature Almond Toffee, which remains
the top seller to this day. After hours of tasting and testing, Brooke, Dana, and their
mother Donna, also settled on recipes for the perfect Caramels, Pecan Turtles, Mints,
and other goodies. They call mom the “Master Fudge Maker”, for taking her old-
fashioned fudge recipes to the next level with new flavors that everyone loves.
By 2007, a small Brooke’s Candy Company retail shop was opened inside the
1900’s Plantation-style home where Brooke and Dana grew up. Their parents, Donna
and Kent spent years lovingly restoring the house to its original grandeur, and they
shared their home with the Candy Company until a larger facility was opened in 2014.
After the move, Donna retired. Dana joined the team full time in 2015, and the sisters
started a second company, Brooke’s Naturals, to provide all-natural, gluten and rice
free baking mixes and treats to the wholesale market.
Brooke’s Candy Company opened a dedicated retail shop at 10 N 5th Street in
Terre Haute, Indiana in 2016. Dana's son, Seth Vicars managed the store. The shop
carried an ever-changing assortment of handmade candies, baked items, and the
Brooke's Naturals line of dry mixes. Soon Brooke's wholesale started outgrowing the
retail. In 2018 the decision was made to close the brick and mortar store, grow the
wholesale business and bring new products to market.