Dumont Teenager Growing Gourmet Lollipop Brand Lillypops

Fifteen year old Lilly Trentacosta has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the very first Lillypops retail shop in Bergen County (View Campaign). Lillypops are gourmet lollipops and cotton candy that come in various flavors and feature “unique” seasonal options — like champagne, pomegranate and creamsicle.

With each Lillypops purchase, a donation is made to various local and national charities. Donations thus far have been made to The Trevor Project, Children’s Tumor Foundation, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Direct Relief, Santa Barbara Humane Society, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Center for Food Action, Red Cross, Jersey Girls Animal Rescue, Tenafly Pet Resq, Volunteers of America, Center for Food Action, Save the Children, and Kopeyia Ghana School Fund.

Trentacosta is hoping to raise at least $15,000 for a retail shop somewhere in Bergen, though there is no specific location as of yet. Rewards for the campaign include Lilllypops, VIP invites, a monthly subscription, and more.


The Dumont native launched her company when she was only 12 years old. The idea began during a daddy/daughter day — they proceeded to developed their recipe and business strategy for eight months before officially launching in 2017. As part of her business plan, the company is dedicated to helping others by donating to local and national charities and encouraging other young people to give back as well.

For more information on Lillypops and their products, visit their website (Visit Site). To learn more about the fundraising, visit the Kickstarter campaign page (Visit Page).


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