According to People, 10-year-old candymaker and entrepreneur Alina Morse came up with the idea for candy that was good for a person’s teeth three years ago, when she was just 7 years old. While most kids might drop the idea at the “Wouldn’t it be cool if …” stage, but Morse decided to run with it.
Morse says she asked her dental hygienist what kinds of ingredients would make a candy good for a person’s teeth and was told that xylitol and erythritol can help reduce tooth decay and neutralize acids left in the mouth after eating. So she created a sugar-free lollipop with those ingredients and started marketing them as a candy that is good for oral hygiene.
Morse says her Zollipops have been selling well and doing better every year, and this year they were given the high honor of being the only candy served at the White House Easter Egg Roll.