Brooke's Candy Co.
Brookes Candy Co. was being formed long before Brooke knew it. As a teenager she made mints for her sister Danas 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 Brookes Candy Co. in 2004. Although Dana works full time at another job, she is still a very important part in Brookes Candy Co. 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. Now Brooke and her mom have a candy shop in a small rural town called Dana. 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. Brookes Candy Co. is located at 247 Maple St. (SR 71) Dana, IN set inside the 1900s Plantation style home that Brooke grew up in. Brookes mother Donna and father Kent worked many years restoring the old home to its original look and now it is the home of Brookes Candy Co. Inside they not only sell all there fresh handmade chocolates and fudge, they also sell Coffee beans that are freshly roasted by the Master Roaster Chris at Clabber Girl in Terre Haute less then 35 miles away. Brookes Candy Co. Fudge and Toffee can now also be found at the French Lick Resort Hoosier Sugar Shop and other small shops in Indiana. Their Indiana Artisan Almond Toffee was featured in the Midwest living Magazine under the discoveries section in 2010, featured in an Illinois magazine, been seen and still being shown on Heartland Highways an Illinois channel that has been picked up by other PBS Channels, Direct TV and Dish shown Internationally. They have had people all the way from California tell them they have seen Brookes candy Co. on TV and had to stop in and say hi while on vacation. People travel miles to get Brookes Handmade Candies. As they say Brookes Candy Co. may be in a rural area but they are actually in the middle of everything. While in town dont forget to visit the Ernie Pyle Museum two blocks south of Brookes Candy Co.