Today we’d like to introduce you to Brandi Wiles.
Hi Brandi, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today?
To say I have a sweet tooth is an understatement. I could live off of sweets if only it was healthy. I also strive to live an active healthy lifestyle. So obviously, these two things don’t mesh. In 2017, I was preparing for a fitness competition when I saw a company in New York selling edible cookie dough. My mouth dropped and I immediately became obsessed! I LOVE cookie dough, it’s one of my favorite guilty pleasures. At that time, I couldn’t eat cookie dough of course because I had a bigger goal in mind. For the months leading up to the competition, I did extensive research on how I could possible make cookie dough healthier for my body to digest but still has that same great flavor. After my competition, I went to work and tested recipe after recipe and finally came up with what now is Dough My Gosh! I didn’t go far with it in 2017 as I was very busy with my career. I was fortunate enough to start Scissors & Scotch from the ground up (if you haven’t heard of it, it’s a barbershop concept with a lounge attached).
Fast forward to March of 2020, the world stopped and I was quarantined at home with nothing to do. I was scared for my sanity as I’ve NEVER not been busy. So I decided to start selling cookie dough to my friends and family, which then turned into my friend’s friends buying cookie dough. Finally, I decided this was the perfect time to finally start this side hustle I’ve always wanted to do. Dough My Gosh became a reality! I was overwhelmed by how many orders I was getting and from all over the United States! We currently have nine flavors and one of them is seasonal. This journey is just beginning and I’m so grateful for everyone that has supported small businesses!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Not as smooth as anyone could hope. Containers and shipping have been the biggest struggle. Finding containers that aren’t fragile in shipping has been my uphill battle. We’re still working on what the best container would be, and also multiple sizes.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
We make edible cookie dough that’s a healthier option for you! We have no enriched flour, processed sugars, egg, preservatives or chemical leaveners. This means you can sit on your couch and eat cookie dough without worrying about salmonella or harmful ingredients going into your body.
Fun fact: this is perfect for pregnant or nursing mothers! Our main ingredient in our doughs are a “super food” for building up lactation! Our dough is safe for all ages to eat from toddler to mommas.
How can people work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
We are new to the wholesale side but would love to start working with more companies that believe in a healthy/balanced lifestyle. Great for birthdays, anniversary’s, house warming, baby, pms, or just thinking of you gifts! Who doesn’t want cookie dough delivered to their doorstep??
- $12 for 16oz container
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.doughmygosh.com
- Instagram: dough.my.gosh
- Facebook: Dough My Gosh