Teenage healthy candy company owner talks young entrepreneurship, partnering with ‘Boss Baby’ movie, preventing tooth decay
by Tierra Carpenter| WISH-TV
It’s delicious candy that’s also good for you! The Zolli Candy Company has products that are sugar-free, 100% natural, allergy-free, diabetic friendly, and keto-friendly.
The company is founded by 16-year-old Alina Morse of Michigan. She will be the youngest exhibitor at the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo.
Many will be attending the event as their first in-person event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zollipops®, Zolli® Drops, and Zaffi® Taffy are the delicious treats supercharged with Xylitol, Erythritol, Stevia and other smile friendly natural ingredients that are actually good for your teeth! Here’s how it works.
More about Zolli Candy Company:
Alina runs America’s Fastest Growing Candy Company (INC Magazine, 2020). At Sweets & Snacks Expo 2021, she is expanding her current line of Zollipops®, Zolli® Drops, Zolli Carmelz, Zolli Ball PopZ, and Zaffi® Taffy to include: Zolli PB Cups and Zolli DUO Pops. She also has a new partnership with Dreamworks upcoming film, The BOSS BABY: Family Business.
More about Alina:
Sophomore High School student Alina Morse considers her business her “after-school extracurricular activity.” She delivered a TED Talk, “Why I eat candy to avoid Cavities,” and was the youngest ever keynote speaker at Advertising Week, while InStyle Magazine named her one of “50 Badass Women Changing the World” alongside First Lady Michelle Obama, who invited her to the White House twice as the exclusive candy for the annual Easter Egg Roll. She is the youngest person to ever appear on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine and INC Magazine named her company the Fastest Growing Candy Company in America (2020) with a growth rate of 865%.
Alina is the youngest vendor to the #1’s: Walmart (#1 Retail), Kroger (#1 Grocer), CVS (#1 Drug), & Amazon (#1 Ecommerce). As well as Target, Whole Foods, and expanding this summer into 12,000 new locations including: Rite Aid, Raley’s & Dollar General. She also exports to China, Korea and France.
She has been a guest of profiled on a variety of outlets including: Good Morning America, Tamron Hall, GMA3, Steve Harvey, HARRY, E! News, CNN, FOX News, US Weekly, PEOPLE, USA Today, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, & Oprah Magazine.
Million Smiles Charity Initiative:
Through Alina’s foundation, Million Smiles, she has committed to giving away four-million miles of her products to help fight America’s most chronic childhood disease – tooth decay, and provides 10% of sales to support oral health education in schools & to teach kids about entrepreneurship.