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Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company | Date: 2016-12-15

A multi-piece dispenser for confectionary products including a housing defining an inner chamber for storing a multi-piece package of confectionary product including a slot for receiving an end portion of the multi-piece package for dispensing the confectionary product and a retention member for retaining the end portion of the package within the slot for further dispensing.


Patent
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company | Date: 2017-06-14

An extruded confection comprised of one or multiple layers, wherein at least one layer provides a hard and brittle layer when chewed. Moreover, combinations of select saccharides are provided to achieve desired textural attributes when extruded as a lone layer or as one layer in a multiple layer confection. A process for creating the hard and brittle confection layer, which takes into account the rate of crystal growth of the saccharides used to make the confection.


Patent
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company | Date: 2017-06-14

A product invention that relates to an aerated confection containing a texture modifier and a saccharide mass, that comprises a backbone saccharide, a stability saccharide, and optionally a lubricant saccharide. The saccharides are chosen such that the saccharides will have a fluid molten structure that will create a stable aerated mass after extrusion with carbon dioxide. The texture modifier is added to vary the texture of the aerated confection, including making the hard confection chewy thereby extending the consumers enjoyment of the confection. The invention also relates to the method of making the stable aerated confections with extrusion processing using super critical carbon dioxide.


Patent
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company | Date: 2015-02-12

A reclosable package configured to contain a plurality of consumable products includes a flexible film blank having a flap portion, a back portion, and a front portion, wherein the flap portion, the back portion and the front portion are contiguously formed portions of the flexible film blank. The package further includes a pocket formed by the cooperation of an inner surface of the front portion and an inner surface of the back portion along a first fold line, wherein the pocket has an opening at the top of the pocket and the flap portion is secured to the pocket on the outer surface of the front portion after being folded along a second fold line to cover the opening and the flap portion is reclosable over the opening.


The invention provides for methods of extracting and quantitating the number of microorganisms contained on or within in chewing gum.


Patent
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company | Date: 2016-06-01

The present invention relates to a chewing gum product comprising:(a) a water insoluble gum base portion;(b) a water soluble bulk portion;(c) one or more flavouring agents; and(d) an effective amount of an antimicrobial agent wherein the antimicrobial agent comprises Magnolia Bark extract.


The present disclosure provides apparatuses and methods for non-contact printing on comestible products. The apparatus includes an extruder for extruding a slab of an edible substrate and a non-contact printing device for printing an edible ink on the slab. The apparatus provides versatility as the printing device may be placed anywhere along the apparatus. The printing device may be positioned along the apparatus as desired to operate in cooperation with other components of the apparatus.


Patent
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company | Date: 2015-08-04

The present disclosure provides apparatuses, methods, and products, directed to confectionery products containing a melted gum base composition. A dispensing device sprays particles of a molten gum base composition onto an edible substrate. The molten gum base composition solidifies to form the melted gum base composition. The melted gum base composition may contain one or more organoleptic components and may be in layer form, in the shape of an object, or in the shape of a three-dimensional object.


Patent
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company | Date: 2015-09-18

A confectionery product comprises a first side and a second side generally opposite to the first side; the second side comprising an abrasive surface that is suitable for scrubbing the top surface of a tongue within the oral cavity. In preferred embodiments the first side is smooth, and may be domed shaped and generally fit the roof of the mouth. The abrasive surface may be provided by 1) a formed, uneven surface, 2) by including abrasive inclusions in the composition making up the second surface, or 3) a combination of a formed, uneven surface and abrasive inclusions. The confectionery product is preferably a hard confectionery, but may also be a chewing gum product. A preferred confectionery product comprises a second side with a width and a length, the smallest of which is at least 1.6 times the product thickness. Preferred pressed tablets are made from a compressible composition and have at least one abrasive surface suitable for cleaning the surface of a human tongue in an oral cavity and have a hardness of between about 18 Kp and about 35 Kp.


Patent
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company | Date: 2016-02-01

A chewing gum, when chewed, produces a cud having improved removability from environmental surfaces by virtue of its extensional viscosity strain hardening parameter. Specifically, the cud has a extensional strain hardening parameter of less than zero or greater than 2.0.

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