13-year-old Entrepreneur Introduces Candies That Can Prevent Cavities


A 13-year-old girl has taken up entrepreneurship and has introduced sugar candies that can prevent cavities.

Written By Diyali Banerjee | Mumbai | Updated On:

While the world is still figuring out how to eat junk without getting fat, a 13-year-old has taken up entrepreneurship and has introduced sugar candies that can prevent cavities, Sounds oxymoronic right? 

Alina Morse, who is now in the eighth standard, has launched lollipops that help to keep our teeth clean. She has named her product 'Zollipops' that are made with the sweeteners erythritol and xylitol, which helps to reduce acidity in the mouth and is found to fight against cavities.

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As per media reports, Alina was just 9 years old when she came up with the thought. Once she was reportedly visiting a bank with her father when he insisted her not to take free suckers, which might affect her teeth. She was then caught up in the thought about why sugar is so bad for health. After doing a little research on the same, she came up with this healthy candy that can actually prevent the cause of cavity.

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Zollipops can calm your sweet cravings without harming your teeth. All made with the cavity-fighting erythritol and xylitol, it also comes in a variety of flavours, giving the customers options to choose. In fact, Morse's candies are fit to be consumed by people with different food restrictions or allergies. They’re gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, dairy-free, organic, kosher, and they contain only plant-based dyes and natural flavours.

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The product is high in demand, and is widely sold across several online platforms. As per media reports, recently, it became the top-selling lollipops on Amazon, beating out major candy companies like Tootsie, Dum Dums, Blow Pop, and others. Parents seem to be quite satisfied with the product as many of them have posted reviews saying that the suckers have helped their toothbrush-resistant toddlers to keep their teeth clean.

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One can find the guilt-free treats in pop-up displays at various Kroger outlets, Walmart and Whole Foods stores as well. Talking about the price, it costs less than 6 US Dollars for a pack of 25 assorted lollipops on Amazon.

Moreover, last September, Morse appeared on the cover page of an Entrepreneur magazine that talked about young millionaires. She became the youngest person to ever appear on the magazine cover.

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