A new candy company is starting to shake the market, and it’s under the control of 13-year-old Alina Morse.
At just 9 years old Alina invented and launched Zolli Candy, a candy that actually cleans teeth instead of hurting them. Her brand now sells in 7,500 stores including Amazon, Wal-Mart, Kroger and Whole Foods.
The young entrepreneur was inspired after becoming fed up with being told “no” when asking for candy, learning that candy caused tooth decay was the number one chronic condition among children and that it was completely preventable.
She began learning about possible ingredients by searching online, watching youtube videos and directly asking her dentist and hygienist, “What would be good to put into lollipops to make them healthy?”
The now middle-schooler perfected the recipe by testing it on honest friends and family. It may have taken some time and some unpleasant flavors but it was well worth the effort in the end.
Part of what helped elevate Zollipops to it’s current position is the One Million Smiles Initiative which encourages teachers and dentists to share Zollipops with students and patients instead of traditional sugary treats.
Expected to sell $6 million in products this year alone, the young Morse is now looking for a publisher for her next project of writing a book.