Brooke’s Naturals Goes Beyond the Brownie

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Brooke's Naturals & Candy

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After making mints for her sister’s wedding shower, Brooke Schmidt’s homemade candies quickly became in demand among friends and family, and was selling out of her sweet treats by the age of 14.

When Schmidt and her husband moved to Indiana in 2004, she made her dream of owning her own candy shop a reality. She opened her first retail shop with her mother, Donna, and sister, Dana, in 2007.

Since starting her own business, Schmidt has expanded and now owns Brooke’s Naturals as well, providing all-natural, gluten- and rice-free baking mixes and treats to the wholesale market. Though she no longer has a retail storefront, Schmidt’s wholesale business is booming. Brooke’s Naturals can be found in a variety of retailers, including Target, Kroger and Giant Eagle Market District.

Along with its baking mixes, the company sells gourmet brownie, toffee and party favor packs – making for the perfect present.

To learn more about Brooke’s Naturals or to shop their products, visit brookescandyco.com.

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25 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Strahm

    February 24, 2019 at 5:14 pm

    I read your story in My Indiana Home. Very Interesting how you got started.

  2. Rachel Isch

    February 25, 2019 at 7:10 am

    My Indiana Home is an interesting publication and I enjoy reading the articles about my home state.

  3. Katherine Brown

    February 25, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    I love to read Indiana Home, get some great ideas and information.

  4. Jennifer Horner

    February 26, 2019 at 1:53 pm

    I will look for Brooke’s Natural products in Kroger

  5. Tammie Shelley

    February 26, 2019 at 2:29 pm

    Everything looks delish

  6. Rebecca Hawley

    March 2, 2019 at 11:35 am

    “Y-U-M-M-M” !!

  7. Sara Zielinski

    March 10, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    My favorite type of candy is chocolate covered strawberries!

  8. Tim

    March 10, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    My favorite dessert is a warm brownie with ice cream on top. It doesn’t matter the flavor of ice cream either!!

  9. Darla

    March 10, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    Love their salted carmels

  10. bn100

    March 10, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    pie

  11. Tim

    March 11, 2019 at 8:40 am

    I also like cream pies. Chocolate cream, banana cream, coconut cream, or any cream are always welcome on my table.

  12. Sara Zielinski

    March 11, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    I love chocolate cookies.

  13. Tim

    March 12, 2019 at 9:07 am

    I also like snack cakes, any variety. They are easy to pack along.

  14. Sara Zielinski

    March 12, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Favorite sweets are the new M&M’s candy bars.

  15. Tim

    March 13, 2019 at 8:19 am

    In Texas we have peanut patties, which are peanuts in a mixture of Caro and Sugar. We have tried making them, but the whole process of “soft boil” is beyond our ability.

  16. Sara Zielinski

    March 13, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    White chocolate rabbit from Niagara Candy.

  17. Tim

    March 14, 2019 at 8:52 am

    As a kid I didn’t like carrot cake, but now it is one of my favorites.

  18. Tim

    March 15, 2019 at 6:47 am

    I like oatmeal scotchie cookies, but that has more to do with the handful of butterscotch chips I eat before we make them.

  19. Sara Zielinski

    March 15, 2019 at 11:03 am

    I love boston creme pie.

  20. Tim

    March 16, 2019 at 6:13 am

    When I was a kid the grocery stores used to have an endless variety of candy bats, but now you are limited to what is in the checkout lines because of theft concerns. You probably couldn’t find a Whatchamacallit or Caramello to save your life.

  21. Tim

    March 17, 2019 at 6:01 am

    Cookies and milk are always a favorite treat in our home.

  22. Tim

    March 18, 2019 at 7:37 am

    Chocolate covered cherries have always been a favorite treat of mine. It isn’t so much the cherry, but the white filling they put inside!!

  23. Sara Zielinski

    March 18, 2019 at 11:37 am

    Buttermilk cookies are yummy.

  24. Sara Zielinski

    March 19, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    I love peanut butter cookies.

  25. Sara Zielinski

    March 20, 2019 at 11:37 am

    I love snickerdoodle cookies.

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