Patent Pick: Layered-flavor Gum


Patent Picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's highlight, from Intercontinental Great Brands, relates to multiple layers of texture and flavor in chewing gum.

Multi-textured chewing gum and methods of making thereof
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/175885
Publication date: Nov. 19, 2015
Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC

According to these inventors, traditional slab and stick chewing gum is generally prepared with a mixture of chewing gum base and powder sweeteners. These gums are typically uncoated and have a uniform composition throughout the entire piece, thereby providing only a single texture and flavor when chewed.

Thus, there remains a need for new chewing gum that can deliver a dynamic chew texture, varied flavors and varied colors within a single piece of chewing gum. Disclosed herein are multi-textured chewing gum products that combine at least two different regions of chewing gum in a single product, each differing in texture from one another, and optionally differing in flavors, colors, or aromas from one another.

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