Smart As A Cookie: The Podcast - Dream BIG & Keep Smiling with Zolli Candy's Founder/CEO Alina Morse

Smart As A Cookie: The Podcast - Alina Morse

Hey #Heartbreakers, Girl Scouts, & Girl Guides! Welcome to Episode 2 of Smart As A Cookie: The Podcast, presented by USA Girl Scouts Overseas in partnership with Pop Singer/Songwriter Kristina Lachaga! It's time to meet our Goal-Setting Gal!

Now College Freshman Alina Morse invented candy that cleans your teeth after a trip to the bank with her dad when she was 7. Discover how Alina started Zolli Candy, learn about the candy-making process, and how this teenpreneur went from having an idea to creating a plan to being the (now!) teen Founder and CEO of the Fastest Growing Candy Company in America.

Zollipops® are "the Clean Teeth Pops™" that help protect your teeth from cavities and are a favorite with dentists & loved by kids! And did I mention they're a delicious vegan, all-natural, sugar-free candy?! Alina was one smart cookie when she brainstormed her candy company idea!

WATCH - Alina Morse: Dream BIG & Keep Smiling with Zolli Candy's Teen Founder & CEO!

Now sold at 25,000 retailers, she is the youngest vendor to the #1's: Walmart (#1 Retail), Kroger (#1 Grocer), CVS (#1 Drug), & Amazon (#1 Ecommerce) and was the youngest person to ever appear on the cover of Entrepreneur Magazine in 2018. Zolli Candy is even sold internationally, including China, Korea, France, the UK, Germany, the Philippines, and more!

In my interview, Alina shares what it was like to pitch her very first retailer - Whole Foods Market - at 9-years-old, tips for reaching your BIG cookie sales goals (and any goals in life!), the power of your smile and teamwork, how to get free Zolli Candy for your entire school (SAY WHAT?!), and much, much more!!

Alina is a perfect example of how to #FollowYourHeartsDream™! Alina truly proves that with "passion, drive, and an amazing team of people" you can do anything.


Alina has even created a nonprofit foundation in coalition with Zolli Candy, called the Million Smiles Initiative, which has committed to giving away 4 million smiles (aka lollipops!) to help fight America's most chronic childhood disease - tooth decay.

There's no doubt about it, smiles have amazing powers and the magic in a child's smile is truly undeniable. But with childhood tooth decay ranking as America's single most chronic childhood disease, children's smiles are an endangered species! When Zolli Candy's CEO Alina Morse heard this news she knew she had to use her Zolli-powers for good and began her mission to save the smiles with the Million Smiles Initiative! The Million Smiles Initiative is educating, inspiring, and helping kids across the U.S. smile!

Teachers, Principals, and Educators can sign up to receive free Zolli Candy for their entire school - Learn more!

Follow @alinastarrmorse and @zollicandy on Instagram and Facebook, and shop Zolli Candy HERE!

About Smart As A Cookie: The Podcast

Welcome to Smart As A Cookie: The Podcast, presented by USA Girl Scouts Overseas in partnership with Pop Singer/Songwriter Kristina Lachaga! Through interviews with female special guests, Smart As A Cookie aims to teach entrepreneurship skills to tweens, teens, and beyond, while inspiring listeners to #FollowYourHeartsDream™ - Kristina's signature message. Hosted by Kristina Lachaga, Smart As A Cookie will feature noteworthy female Special Guests including Tokyo 2020 and Beijing 2022 Olympians, entrepreneurs & CEOs, business moguls, trailblazing changemakers, & more.

Watch/Listen to Smart As A Cookie: The Podcast on YouTube and Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, iHeartRadio, and more!


Meet Smart As A Cookie's Host: Kristina Lachaga


Rising pop singer/songwriter Kristina Lachaga, "The Girl With The Big Pink Heart™," has shared the stage with many artists on the scene, including Olivia Holt, Skylar Stecker, Bea Miller, Shawn Hook, and stars from Disney and Nickelodeon at concerts and events, including iHeartRadio & Girls' Life magazine's Shawn Mendes and One Direction Concert Pre-Parties. She made her television performance debut on CBS/WBTV performing her single "R.S.V.P." -- inspired by Simon and Schuster/Aladdin MIX's book series You're Invited -- in Charlotte, NC's Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade. Kristina, a former Girl Scout and Girl Scouts Lifetime Member, has loved headlining Girl Scout QuestFest 2018, 2019, & 2022 in Savannah, GA (and 2020 & 2021 virtually!) and USA Girl Scouts Overseas' Cookie Rallies & Girl Scout World Tour, as well as performing at G.I.R.L. 2017 (Girl Scouts of the USA's National Convention in Columbus, OH), Girl Scout Cookie Rallies and Expos. Kristina's original songs -- including her newest single "Love You More" -- are available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Deezer, Amazon Music, and more!

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Always #FollowYourHeartsDream™!


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Love You More - Kristina Lachaga

Text HEARTBREAKER to 866-874-2279 to receive your #Heartbreaker Welcome Pack, a free song download, hear a sneak peek of Kristina's new music, get exclusive updates, 1st access, and more! (US Fans Only)

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