Hempy Bar Contest

The Best NZ Made, Plant Based Snack Bar

FoodStarter Competition Winner 2018 - The Brothers Green - Hempy Bar

The Brothers BradMichael and Brendon are currently developing the healthiest kids snack bar to ever be sold in New Zealand Supermarkets. We got the opportunity to do this after winning the first ever Foodstarter competition. 

Kiwi Kids GardeningThe Foodstarter is a competition put on by Foodstuffs, Ministry of Awesome, Blinc Innovation, Strategy Creative, Food South and Christchurch NZ which aims to attract food manufacturing back to our wonderful Garden City of Ōtautahi. It is a competition looking for the most innovative foodies across the country - we are stoked to be a part of it. The Brothers Green was born after we won the competition and we are now tasked with creating a nutritious New Zealand made Hemp snack bar for Kiwi kids.

The Hempy Bar is a scrumptious plant based, low sugar bar using natural flavours and ingredients from local New Zealand business' such as Viberi and Blue CoconutIt’s like a natural NZ protein bar for kids!


The Hempy Bar Competition - The Healthiest Competition of 2019!

  • The Brothers Green are listening to our New Zealand kids!
  • We know you want to be healthy!
  • We know you want to eat well & feel good!
  • We know you want to make our planet a clean, healthy place!
  • And we know you want to eat snacks that taste goooooood!
  • It tastes so good we wish we were kids again too! It is healthy and helps our planet feel good too.
  • We have designed the “Hempy Bar” – a NZ protein bar for kids - nutritious and delicious!
  • But we don’t know what to put on the box the bars come in! We need your help…. please!
    Win a Hempy Bar each school day for a whole year! Help us spread the word and let everyone know!

    Our Hemp Bar Competition is open to all Kiwi kids aged 4 to 11 years old, and is an opportunity to ensure two Kiwi kids get to have a healthy snack option every day for a whole school year.

    Help us design the words ‘Hempy Bar’ to go on the front of the box of our healthy kids snack bar and you could be walking to school every day next year with a Hempy Bar in your lunch box.

    These Hempy Bars will be available in New Worlds around the country and will have some of YOUR Hemp Facts and Designs on the compostable packaging!

    Instructions: Design the words ‘Hempy Bar’ in the template provided. Tell us your favourite hemp fact and enter via one of the options below.

    Theme: Healthy, Natural, Sustainable and New Zealand Made.

    Brief: Design the words ‘Hempy Bar’ to reflect the theme, this can be done in any style or colours you want within the template below. Write in the caption of photo on social media or let us know in your email your favourite hemp fact.

    Prize: TWO Chances to win a Hempy Bar per day for every day of a school year. Term 3 & 4 2019 and Term 1 & 2 2020.

    Email: Scan your picture and email to brendon@thebrothersgreen.co with your favourite hemp fact included.

    Instagram: Take a photo of the entry and get your parents to post the photo to Instagram, follow our page

    @thebrothersgreen_ tag @thebrothersgreen_, use the hashtag #hempybar and caption with your favourite fact.

    Facebook: Take a photo of the entry and get your parents to post the photo to Facebook, follow our page The Brothers Green, tag us on Facebook and caption with your favourite hemp fact.

    Ts & Cs: For children aged between 4 and 11 years old. One entry per child only. Please include name and age. Closes 10th May 2019. Winners announced 13th May 2019. Open NZ wide.


    Originally published January 2019

    Please note: the Hempy Bar competition has now closed. Congratulations to our winners!


    • Kia Ora Kate,
      Thanks so much for your support and glad you enjoyed the taste!
      We do want to improve kids health in NZ, and we had to make some huge pricing decisions based on that goal. Good healthy food is expensive in our society – we wish this wasn’t the case.
      Choosing NZ grown hemp seed over Canadian meant our costs for that ingredient alone almost doubled. Having another goal of looking after Papatuanuku complicates our pricing also. We chose to ditch plastic and embrace technology aimed at less waste. Our costs for packaging tripled.
      We hope everybody can be understanding of this as we wait for others in New Zealand and beyond to make these same decisions, and influence a positive change.

      The Brothers
    • Tried these bars a day ago …. very tasty …alas I have ordered some , however they are horrendously expensive. If you want to keep NZ kids healthy you will have to do better on price as this will only be available to the upper market . Just saying .

    • Hi Kylie!
      Our Hempy Bars are available at all New Worlds in the South Island and a selection of New Worlds in the North Island. Follow this link to see our stockists – https://thebrothersgreen.co/pages/where-to-buy-the-brothers-green-hemp
      Alternatively, you can shop the Hempy Bars at our online store if you are looking to purchase them in bulk :)

      The Brothers
    • Where can you buy hempy bars from and wat favours

    • I love Hempy Bars. They taste good, but not so good that I want to eat a whole box. I guess this is because they don’t have too much sugar. I cut them in half and always have one in my gym bag so I have a snack that will keep me from buying a harmful snack. Well done, keep it up.

      Clare Strange

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