Supplier Success Podcast: Zollipops' 12-Year Old CEO 8/24/2017
This past week Timothy Bush caught up with 12 Year Old CEO Alina Morse pitching her amazing product, ZolliCandy, at the ECRM's Candy planning - Everyday & Summer Seasonal EPPS session in Orlando.
During the On the Shelf podcast, Alina discussed the company's origin, her current success and marketing that's driving it, and where she wants to take the business in the future.
Zollipops are natural lollipops, which contain erythritol, xylitol and stevia, healthy sugar alternatives. By helping raise the pH (a scale used to measure acidic or base qualities) in the mouth, Zollipops neutralize acid and help reduce the risk of tooth decay, dental caries and future development of cavities.
Alina is a seventh grader in the West Bloomfield School District lives and works in Michigan. She started the company when she was seven. The company offers Zollipops, Zolli Drops, & Zaffi Taffy, which are made in the U.S. Ten percent of all Zollipops profits goes to support oral health education in schools. Alina has committed to giving away 250k Zolli’s in support of the American Dental Association’s (ADA) National Children’s Dental Health Month to schools and dentists promoting oral health education. In fact, tooth decay is America’s most chronic childhood disease.
Below is a video of Alina giving an overview of Zollicandy.