If you ever dreamed of becoming the CEO of your own company as a child, you need to learn more about Alina Morse! This young entrepreneur is the founder of the unique and successful Zollipop, and she is the inspiration for many young people who want to succeed at developing a product or running a company.
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Zollipops is just one of the candies that are made by Morse’s company. These are items that are sold online and around the US in many brick-and-mortar locations. If you have not tried Zollipops, you are missing out and need to buy some or order them online to find out what all the hubbub is about!
Alina Morse is the founder and CEO of Zolli Candy. She says that she has wanted to be a CEO since she was three years of age. She started an ideas binder when she was four, and her parents helped her to make her dreams a reality. Morse states that she splits her time between school, sports, activities, and her company. Having an international company to run at such a young age is a big deal, but Morse handles it all with a smile on her face and a joy that is infectious.
The idea for Zollipops came to Morse when she was at a bank with her dad in 2012. She said that she was offered a lollipop and her dad stopped her from eating it, saying it would ruin her teeth. Morse immediately thought that a lollipop that wouldn’t hurt your teeth would be a great idea for a candy. What kid wouldn’t want to be able to tell their parents that the candy they had picked out was actually healthy for them!
This was the foundation for the idea to create a line of candy items that would not be full of unhealthy sugars. The goal was also to help make sure that kids have access to healthy foods and that they are given the support and tools to care for their oral health. The giving nature of the company is a big part of why it has been such a big success, and you will find that most people are drawn to these products because of Morse’s commitment to helping others.
The name of the candy was actually because Alina’s younger sister could not say one of the ingredients in the proposed candy recipe correctly. She kept trying to say it, and all that came out was “Zolli.” This made Morse think of Zollipops, and the rest is history! Clever candy names are often memorable to people, and there are various candies with silly names that are a big success.
All you have to do is think of Zagnut or Frankenberry Cereal to realize that silly product names can be a big part of what makes these items sell. Zollipop is really easy to say and very memorable. This is a big part of the success of the brand, and it helps Morse’s products to stand out from the crowd.
Alina committed to hundreds of product experiments in her home using the stove, microwave, and oven, trying to make a sugar-free lollipop that was fun, unique, and good enough for her high standards. She finally settled on a formula and started saving money. She managed to save up $3,750 and convinced her father to match this amount.
She and her father then traveled to commercial manufacturing plants looking for one that could make large volumes of Alina’s recipe. Whole Foods Market ended up being the manufacturer who was up for the task, and they were also the first placement for her candies when they went on the market.
The company was profitable within a year and a half after the launch, which took place in 2014. The first year saw sales of 70,000 Zollipops, and then sales doubled each year thereafter. Online sellers and other major companies began selling Zollipops.
Zolli candies of all kinds are made with natural sweeteners, and they also include xylitol and erythritol. These are sugar-free candies that are not considered to be as harmful to your teeth or your health as full-sugar candies. Because Morse is allergic to dyes and colors, and because she had friends who were allergic to peanuts and gluten, you can trust that all of these common ingredients are not present in these candies.
The company advertises each product under the slogan, “the clean teeth pops.” This was always Alina’s goal, and she has made Zollipops, Zolli Drops, and Zaffi Taffy to be free of the damaging impact of sugars. The company also partners with the American Dental Association to support children’s dental health campaigns and to improve oral education around the US.
Zolli candies are sold in more than 10,000 stores today and offer people the chance to enjoy healthy sweets that are allergen-free and that will not harm their teeth. The great-tasting Zollipop offers delicious flavor, and you will not have to worry about a sugar crash or a stomach ache when you are done enjoying one.
This is one of the most heartwarming stories of entrepreneurship that you will ever hear, and the fact that the Zolli Candy Company gives back to so many worthy causes is an added benefit to supporting the products. This is the number-one selling sugar-free lollipop, and the taste difference is huge. Most people will tell you that this is one of their favorite lollipops due to the really delicious flavor.
Zollipops is a really delicious alternative to full-sugar products, and you will be glad that you are supporting so many healthy initiatives when you buy them! Zollipops is a fantastic company for many reasons, and not all of them are related to the taste of the products.
This candy is sold in blue bags that have the Zollipops logo printed across the top. The lettering is bubble-shaped and is colorful as well. The image of a smiling mouth surrounds the opening that shows the candies inside the bag. There is also a depiction of a lollipop on the bag near the smiling mouth. The bags state the slogan, “the clean teeth pops,” and the many allergy-free benefits of the candies are listed on the bags as well.
The lollipops themselves are protected by a clear plastic sleeve. This is a classic lollipop packaging style, and you will find that the bright colors and fun lettering are what is unique about the packaging rather than the style itself. This is a very noticeable packaging style, and you will not struggle to find these candies on the shelf when you are shopping.
Since more sugar-free candies are not sold in attractive wrappers like this, it is not obvious right away that this is a sugar-free candy. This is one of the ingenious things that Morse has done with the brand, and it makes the candy appear just as appealing and attractive as the regular, full-sugar products that it is sold with. Sugar-free candies often suffer from boring wrappers and boring styling. This is not the case with Zolli candies of any kind.
These sugar-free candies come in a few flavors:
These are some of the most popular candy flavors of all time, and the delicious natural flavorings that are used in these candies make them delicious.
From the Amazon entry:
- Isomalt Syrup
- Citric acid
- Natural flavors
- Natural colors (annatto extract, turmeric, red beetroot juice, spirulina, blueberry juice)
- Orange oil
The additives for color might vary depending on the flavor that you are enjoying. Mixed variety bags will state all of the various natural color options, but you might not find them in each lollipop. Almost all the candies are sold in various bags. This makes it easy for you to try all the flavors.
|3 pops (15g)
|% Daily Value*
|Amount Per Serving
|Calories from Fat
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This candy company has not had to make too many ads to help sell its products. The fact that Morse was so young when she created her company and made the products has been more than enough advertising to secure interest in the candies that her company makes.
Being able to sell products based on the impressive success of the Zolli brand has seemed to be quite easy for the company. As a result, more of the ads that exist are actually more like small infomercials that Morse hosts herself. She often talks about the candies, her company, and helping make smiles healthier. There are a few more standard ads for the candy that are out there, but most of the advertising is done through work done by Morse to promote young entrepreneurship.
Zolli Candy has its own YouTube channel, and there are many videos here to watch that talk about seasonable candies, how to create your own business, and short-run limited-edition flavors like Strawberry Shortcake.
Here is an ad that features Alina Morse:
A standard ad for the company:
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