Nine-year-old entrepreneur and inventor, Alina Morse, has just introduced Zollipops®, “the clean teeth pops,” to the marketplace. Zollipops are natural suckers, which contain erythritol, xylitol and stevia, healthy sugar alternatives. By helping raising the pH (a scale used to measure acidic or base qualities) in the mouth, Zollipops neutralize acid and help reduce cavity-causing bacteria. Zollipops are currently available at many fine retailers, including Whole Foods Market.
“I’m a dancer, an actress, a singer and an inventor,” said Morse, who has brought Zollipops to market, with the help of her dad, Tom. “Zollipops is the first product that I’ve created that actually has commercial appeal. I started inventing things when I was three years old as part of my line, Alina’s Products. I’ve invested $7,500 in creating Zollipops, and I’m super excited to finally get my suckers on shelves for consumers to love, and smile about!”
Zollipops are the perfect after-you-eat treat, to help reduce acidity and strengthen tooth enamel. Teeth decay in children is America’s most chronic childhood disease – 5 times more common than Asthma and 7 times more common than hay fever. Reducing acidity and promoting an alkaline environment in children’s bodies is a vital part of health and longevity.
“I created Zollipops, one day, after going to the bank with my dad,” said Morse. “The bank teller gave me a sucker and my dad had always told me that I shouldn’t eat candy because sugar is terrible for my teeth. I thought, ‘well, why can’t we make a sucker that’s good for your teeth?’ And, Zollipops were born. My little sister even came up with the name.”
Morse, of Wolverine Lake, Mich., has also committed to giving 10% of all Zollipops profits to support oral health education in schools. But, Zollipops are not just for kids. They are for anyone that enjoys a healthy smile and has a sweet tooth.
Zollipops are made in the USA by LOL in Walled Lake, Mich. In addition to Whole Foods Market, Zollipops are available at natural food stores and Amazon.com. Even some banks are providing Zollipops, as a healthier option for their younger customers.