Walled Lake teen turns healthy Zollipops candy into national brand
Alina Morse is nine months away from driver’s training and already a candy mogul. Alina Morse, 14, just recently topped the 25,000 stores selling her candy, Zolli Candy, plus international sales in China, Korea, France, the UK and more. Morse has created a monster of a product — a sucker that changes the PH level in your mouth, instead of rotting your teeth and profits fund Million Smiles, a charity initiative that promotes oral health in schools.
MVPP: 14 year old teen entrepreneur creates all-natural candy that cleans your teeth!
A truly remarkable individual! Alina Morse, (who just turned 14!) has created a mini candy empire with her inspired and innovative candy company “Zollipops”. Coming up with the idea for a “better candy” at the age of 7 she worked with her parents to make this passion come to life. Now, with a footprint of 25000 stores including Walgreens and Target, she has a tasty reach on the healthy-candy market. This and more is why Alina Morse is our MVPP of the day.
At 13 years of age, Alina Morse is the chief executive of a multimillion-dollar candy company, Zollipops. Alina and her father Tom Morse visited Marketplace’s Los Angeles studios to talk about how the company got started, and then became a father-daughter duo.
Kidpreneur Alina Morse and her delicious treats have been featured on everything from The Steve Harvey Show®, NBC News® and other national media! Media related inquiries: please contact Klint Briney at Klint@BRANDedMGMT.com.
Alina Morse is not your typical 13-year-old. She’s the CEO and founder of Zollipops, a company that makes sugar-free candy. Zolli Candy “reduces acidity and neutralizes your mouth’s PH levels after you eat,” which prevents cavities. The Policy Genius conversation with Alina Morse is the latest edition of “Ask a Genius,” a regular series of talks with brilliant people.
In between attending middle school and dance practice, 13-year-old CEO Alina Morse also finds time to manage six employees and prep for meetings with retailers across the globe. Morse runs Zolli Candy, and has the number-one-selling sugar-free lollipop on Amazon. Morse became the youngest person ever to land the cover of Entrepreneur, met with Michelle Obama in the White House (twice!), and now sells her product in major retailers like Whole Foods, Walmart, and Kroger.
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Candy that cleans your teeth sounds too good to be true, but that’s exactly what Zolli Candy was designed to do. After you eat, the acid in your mouth can break down tooth enamel and energize cavity-causing bacteria. Zollipops, Zolli Drops, and Zaffi Taffy are candies that raise the pH in your mouth to neutralize the acid, helping to protect against tooth decay and cavities.
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Alina Morse: One Million Smiles And The Candy Empire
When Alina Morse was seven years old, she went to the bank with her dad and the teller offered her a lollipop. While she really wanted to accept, her parents always told her that candy was terrible for her teeth. So she asked her dad, “Why can’t we make a lollipop that’s actually good for your teeth?” In that moment, the idea for Zollipops® was born! Together, Alina and her dad set off to make delicious lollipop treats that were actually good for teeth. In 2014, the first Zollipops treat hit the shelves: a vegan, organic, smart and yummy candy. Alina became known as the “Lollipop Girl,” a true kidpreneur!
The holidays are a chance for Alina Morse, CEO of Zollipops — a candy company that specializes in sugar-free, gluten-free, vegan, non-GMO, and kosher lollipops — to relax. “Christmas is a great time for [family to] connect,” says the bright 13-year-old Wolverine Lake resident who splits her time between school, extracurricular activities like dance, and running Zollipops, which she founded in 2012. Morse’s wish list includes items that support her entrepreneurial lifestyle by providing ultimate comfort.
She is the youngest person to be on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine, and she is the youngest vendor at both Walmart and Kroger. Alina Morse, the founder of Zollipops, joins the Bill and Wendy show to talk about how she got the idea for her tooth friendly candy company Zollipops, teenpreneurship, branding, and much more.
অ্যালিনা মোর্স: তের বছর বয়সী এক মাল্টি-মিলিয়নিয়ার ( Alina Morse: Thirteen-year-old multi-millionaire)
Let’s talk about lollipops, which many children love very much. It is also an application of the application of chewing gum for a long time as compared to normal chocolate. But there are also harmful aspects of it. Lollipop is in the third place among the most harmful candy teeth. The sugar contained in it is not only, but also the hard candy that keeps it in the mouth for a long time gives the sugar enough time to damage the enamel, resulting in dental wounds. (Story is in Bangla)
Einst haben sie Hollwood erobert, jetzt übernehmen Teenager die Chefetagen: Lernen Sie hier Alina Morse kennen, die mit Süßigkeiten Millionen verdient. Mit geradem Rücken sitzt Alina Morse im schwarzen Blazer auf ihrem Stuhl, die Hände auf dem Tisch vor sich gefaltet. Ernst, konzentriert, ganz Karrierefrau. Doch dann lacht sie, und eine Zahnspange blitzt auf. Gott sei Dank, denkt man, die Unternehmer-Überfliegerin im Teenager-Alter hat doch noch etwas Kindliches an sich.
The List TV: “She has the idea of making a lollipop that is good for your teeth. The treats sold all over the world are sugar free and help prevent cavities by neutralizing acidity in your mouth after a meal. The kosher lollipop company started by a twelve-year-old is projected to earn a million dollars.”
Lesson From a 12 Year Old CEO With On The Shelf! Listen to Alina talk about her company and how she enjoys helping others. WJR Radio July 2017 Alina Morse Celebrates National Lollipop Day with Frank Beckmann CBS Radio May…
In this PBS Biz Kid$ video, Zolli Candy CEO Alina Morse talks about the importance of saving, having a Million Dollar Mindset, and how her entire family helps with her good-for-your-teeth candy business.
Have you ever wondered what the prequel to “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” would look like? It may resemble the career trajectory of Alina Morse — the 12-year-old founder/inventor of Zollipops (aka the “clean teeth lollipops”).Zollipops are natural lollipops that contain erythritol, xylitol and stevia (sugar alternatives), which neutralize acid in the mouth and reduce the risk of tooth decay and cavities.
Health and indulgence are not mutually exclusive, something that 12-year-old entrepreneur Alina Morse, founder of nationally-sold candy brand Zollipops, knows perfectly well. Her brand of xylitol candies, marketed for their teeth-friendly credentials, has been embraced by national retailers Whole Foods, Kroger, and Toys “R” Us.“ I’ve always wanted to create a business,” Morse told FoodNavigator-USA at the expo. “I’ve always been pretty driven to help people, and I figured this would be a great opportunity to help kids and adults around the world.”
Alina Morse, CEO of Zollipops is stocking stores with her third product, Zaffy Taffy, and she hasn’t even finished 6th grade!” One of our missions is to get rid of tooth decay in kids and adults,” she says.Morse came up with the idea at the age of seven — as only a kid could— when her dad said a lollipop from the bank teller wouldn’t do her teeth any favors.” She said, ‘dad, why can’t we make a lollipop that’s good for you?'” Tom Morse recalls. With dad’s advice, Morse talked with her dentist, did some research, and in 2014 debuted the Zollipop– which she says protects tooth enamel after eating.
Eleven-year-old Alina from Wolverine Lake, MI, saw a problem: She knew everyone loved lollipops, but she also knew that most could be full of sugar and be potentially bad for your teeth, causing cavities. So she set out to find a solution! Her lollipop creation, Zollipops, doesn’t cause cavities…it actually prevents them by cleaning your teeth as you snack.
Special Olympics Michigan had a very special guest at the 2016 State Summer Games presented by SpartanNash, Zollipops – a company founded by Michigan Native Alina Morse, 11. Zollipops is a company that specializes in a one-of-a-kind “candy” that is actually good for you.
Entrepreneur Magazine: 9 Year Old’s Sweet Business
Alina tells Entrepreneur, ‘Why can’t we make a lollipop that’s delicious and good for your teeth?’” She did just that in 2014, when she started up her company using $7,500 of savings from her grandparents. Soon, she took to the road to promote her candy creation, available in-store at Whole Foods and SuperValu and online on Amazon. She’s even pitched Shark Tank celeb investor Daymond John on Good Morning America and appeared on NBC News.