6 Sep 2012

Patent licence issued for new food bar

5:34 am on 6 September 2012

The One Square Meal food bar has been granted a New Zealand patent that puts it in a brand new class of food and beverage.

Its maker, Cookie Time, says it has already taken steps to develop and protect its invention internationally as a meal replacement.

The patents mean other companies can't copy the product. The company has applications pending in other countries.

General manager Lincoln Booth says the product is also being developed into a beverage and cereal.