Entrepreneur Magazine has put 13-year-old Alina Morse, founder of Zolli Candy, on the cover of its September 2018 issue to highlight the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Launched in 2015, Zolli Candy produces a line teeth-friendly candy including Zollipops, Zolli Drops and Zaffi Taffy. These items are sweetened with xylitol and erythritol and are free of gluten, dairy and GMOs.
With placements at Amazon, Kroger, Walmart and Whole Foods, Zolli Candy is expected to pull in $6 million this year.
“I never dreamed I’ve ever be on the cover of a magazine, yet alone be scaling as fast as we are,” Morse said. “All I’ve ever wanted to do was help people and make them smile. We are changing minds and candy eating patterns and with the help of Entrepreneur, giving more consumers awareness to healthier options and inspiring kids just like me that you can do anything.”
Jason Feifer, editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine, emphasized the importance of looking to young people for innovative ideas, passion and drive.
“The sooner we embrace young entrepreneurs’ imagination and ability to question everything, the better we’ll all be,” he said.
Earlier this year, Morse pledged to give away one million lollipops to schools and dentists through her 1 Million Smiles program.