Want to meet a CEO Kidpreneur who cares about teeth?

Testing new flavors. Working with her team. Creating packaging ideas.

Zollipops CEO Alina Morse cites these as a few of her favorite aspects of running a family business based on a concept of creating candy that helps teeth.

 

Where It Began

Screenshot 2018-06-06 14.49.10.pngSeven-year- old Alina Morse went to the bank with her dad and the teller offered her a lollipop. While she really wanted to accept, her dad told her that sugar in candy was terrible for her teeth. So she asked him:

“Why can’t we make a lollipop that’s actually good for your teeth?”

With that question, the idea for Zollipops® was born! Together, Alina and her dad set off to make delicious lollipop treats that are actually good for teeth and in 2014, the first Zollipops treat hit the shelves.

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What’s with the Z?

Alina’s little sister, Lola, came up with name Zollipops when she tried to pronounce one of the tooth-friendly ingredients.

Alina was looking for a catchy name, Lola said “Zollipops,” and the rest is history!

Check out Alina’s Youtube channel – Zollicandy.

Zollipops has been featured on ABC, NBC, and CNN news, the Steve Harvey Show, GMA Shark Tank Kids, and in People Magazine, among others.

 

A Sweet Mission

Alina’s aim: to reduce America’s tooth decay epidemic and protect the most powerful source of energy, joy and happiness in the world — children’s smiles.

Ten percent of profits and One Million Zollipops are committed to support oral health education in schools and qualified organizations

The One Million Smiles Initiative promotes oral health year-round and helps engage kids in discussions about:

  • Science and chemistry
  • Taking care of their bodies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Inspiring kids and empowering them that they really can do anything!

Questions? Check out their FAQs here.

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