“Why can’t we make a lollipop that’s good for your teeth?”
According to the US Surgeon General tooth decay is the single most chronic condition facing kids in America, so it might come as a shock that 13-year-old Alina Morse is fighting it with candy. Alina’s candies are sold at 7,500 stores, including Walmart Kroger and Amazon, and even distributed internationally in countries like south Korea and France
Talk about impressive!
We had the chance to sit down with Alina and talk all things Zollipops. Check it out below!
My favorite song is “Beautiful” by BAZZI and Camila Cabello
My airpods, when I travel they are so helpful for taking calls comfortably and great for listening to music.
My tenacity and passion for business.
Zollipops originated on a trip to the bank with my dad, the bank teller offered me a lollipop, my dad told me that I shouldn’t have candy because sugar is terrible for your teeth so I asked him why can’t we make a healthy soccer that’s good for your teeth so I can have candy and it wouldn’t be bad for me. After 2 years of plant trials and hard work we finally created a zollipops!
The name of zollipops was thought up by my little sister Lola, we were trying to come up with names for our new product and we were going to call it the Xylitol lollipop I asked Lola if she would like to try a is Xylitol lollipop, she said you mean a zollipop. It was perfect and sweet just like our product.
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Research shows that kids prefer lollipops over other hard candy. Also hard candy must be best choice for our ingredients because it stays in your mouth longer and gives the magic teeth cleaning ingredients time to work.
It was incredible being on the cover of Entrepreneur magazine, it was a dream come true being on such an influential magazine with many other influential women this year. It was truly a dream come true and I am so grateful to entrepreneur for shining a light on young entrepreneurs.
A million Smiles initiative is our nonprofit that we created to give free zollipops to schools and teachers Across America to teach kids about the importance of oral health care and taking care of your smile. Teachers can sign up at zollipops.com under the 1 million Smiles tab.
Definitely our mission is what I’m most proud of because I know that we are making a difference and really helping people smile all over the world which is an incredible feeling.
12. My biggest goal for zollipops is for every kid in the world to have a clean mouth a healthy smile and to have a zollipop in their hand.