Neuss start-up cooperates with Zentis

Three 15-year-olds founded the fruit bar start-up Moonbar last year, and now they welcome a prominent partner in the form of food giant Zentis.

The founders of Moonbar are 15 years young. The start-up produces vegan and sustainable fruit bars that are stuck on a stick, just like ice cream. Now the Neuss-based company has signed a cooperation agreement with Zentis, whose managing director explains how Moonbar convinced: "The ingredients and packaging concept of the moonbar are well thought out and meet the requirements of a modern snack. And the handle makes the bar really distinctive," says Norbert Weichele, Managing Director of Zentis Ventures.

Alina Schrainer, Leon Gilges and Christian Spinnrath founded the start-up during the first lockdown in 2020, when schools were closed. Crowdfunding provided the funding for the first bars, and today they are available in selected Rewe stores and online. In June this year, there was a small name change: the previous name Immunbar became the current Moonbar.

And the three founders have big plans: "With our project, we want to be a domino that changes something in the food industry and makes both sustainable and fair production mainstream," says Gilges. And is looking forward to the cooperation with Zentis: "Both sides will benefit from our future collaboration - because we don't just want to achieve something, we also want to make a difference."

On September 12, Moonbar will also be seen on TV when the start-up participates in the TV show "Germany's Tastiest Idea" (VOX). In this, start-ups compete in five duels, which have to convince test eaters. The prize is the placement of the product in Rewe stores throughout Germany.

Zentis has been dedicated to various preparations of fruit since 1893, especially sweet processing such as jams and sweets.


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