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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: 2014-03-12

The present invention relates to a multiple portion confectionary product that has multiple textures and provides multiple sweetener release profiles and to the process for making the confectionary product. More specifically the invention relates to a multiple portion confectionary product wherein the confectionary product consists of a dry foam portion and a chewing gum portion.


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.


Patent
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company | Date: 2015-06-15

A chewing gum sheet is formed without substantial use of a powdered non-stick agent by extruding a slab having a tacky surface of heated chewing gum composition onto a moving conveyor; cooling the slab on the conveyor sufficiently to cool the surface of the slab; and passing the slab from the conveyor through at least one cooled roller to form a chewing gum sheet with predetermined dimensions.


The present disclosure provides systems, apparatuses, methods and products directed to non-contact printing of confectionery products. The confectionery products may include an edible substrate having a surface and an edible ink printed on the edible surface. The edible ink may cover at least about 5% of the surface. An apparatus of the present disclosure may include a removal device for removing at least a portion of a rolling compound from a confectionery material and a printing device for non-contact printing an edible ink-indicia on the confectionery material. An apparatus of the present disclosure may also include a detection device detecting the presence of confectionery material at a predetermined position.


A chewing gum composition includes gum base, flavor, sweetening agent, and about 0.3% to about 0.6% ethyl ester of N-[[5-methyl-2-(1-methylethyl)-cyclohexyl]carbonyl]glycine, commonly known as WS-5.


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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