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Feb 02, 2016 | 06:03 PM CST

Patent Pick: Caramel-coat It

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Suddenly, her jowls burst with juicy taste she'd never unwrapped before from gum. She searched her memory. What is this strange flavor? The inventor on this patent application lets you decide.

Jan 07, 2016 | 10:52 AM CST

Patent Pick: Sweet Chemosensory Modifier

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's highlight describes compounds that can modify sweet taste receptors and their ligands.

Dec 21, 2015 | 02:48 PM CST

Patent Pick: Stevia + Rebaudioside B Sweetener

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's choice, from Tate & Lyle Ingredients Americas, describes stevia sweeteners containing rebaudioside B.

Dec 15, 2015 | 07:03 AM CST

Sweetness Sensation Linked to Bitter Receptor, Varies in Children

Genotype analysis revealed that sucrose thresholds and sensitivity were related to variation in the bitter receptor gene but not in the two sweet receptor genes.

Dec 08, 2015 | 12:25 PM CST

Patent Pick: Modified Maillard Confections

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's invention, from the Hershey Company, describes variations of the Maillard reaction for use in creating, for example, carmelized white chocolate.

Nov 13, 2015 | 12:18 PM CST

Patent Pick: Sweet Flavor Modifier

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's invention is a glucosylated steviol glycoside as a sweet flavor modifier for use in foods and beverages.

Nov 09, 2015 | 02:43 PM CST

Patent Pick: High-potency, Functional Sweetener

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's pick, from the Coca-Cola Company, describes a high potency sweetener with a functional component, such as a vitamin.

Oct 25, 2015 | 06:18 PM CDT

Chocolate Sales Are Getting Sweeter

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Chocolate candy sales in the U.S. are expected to exceed $26 billion for the first time by 2018.

Oct 13, 2015 | 11:57 AM CDT

Patent Pick: Brown Sugar Fraction

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's invention describes a brown sugar aromatic fraction for improved beverage or food flavors.

Oct 09, 2015 | 03:47 PM CDT

Patent Pick: Scaling Up Stevia rebaudiana Sweeteners

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Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's invention describes a process for producing Stevia rebaudiana-derived sweetening compounds on a commercial scale.