12-year-old Michigan seventh grader, Alina Morse, and her Zollipops(R) products. (PRNewsfoto/Zollipops)
Alina Morse, the 12-year-old founder of Zollipops, The Clean Teeth Pops, will see her products hit store shelves at Walmart, starting Feb. 5, just in time for Children’s Oral Health Month. The seventh grade inventor’s products were carefully selected following Walmart’s annual Open Call for U.S. products.
“Honestly, I still can’t believe it,” said Morse. “When I was seven I was at the bank with my dad and I had this idea that we could have candy that was good for our teeth and could help people. For Walmart to believe in my product and vision to give back, is so inspiring. And for both Zollipops and Zaffi Taffy to be chosen from the Open Call just goes to show that kids really can do anything.”
Morse’s Zollipops are a natural, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and non-GMO lollipop, containing xylitol and erythritol (healthy sugar alternatives), and certified sugar-free by Sugarwise. 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 also offers: Zolli Drops in natural fruit or peppermint flavors, which offer the same oral health benefits as Zollipops, just without the stick.
Zollipops commits 10 percent of profits to support an increase in oral health education in schools and help fight America’s most chronic childhood disease — tooth decay. She also has a “250,000 Smiles” campaign, giving away her all-natural suckers to schools and dentists who promote oral health education. Teachers can sign up at www.zolllipops.com.
Zolli Candy can be found in the Oral Health Section of Walmart stores nationwide. In January 2013, Walmart announced its goal to help boost job creation and U.S. manufacturing through buying an additional $250 billion in products that support American jobs over 10 years.