Patent Number: 6,251,447

Title: Plated meal with individually frozen ingredients and method of thawing and heating

Abstract: The invention relates to a plated frozen meal comprising a plate, a first group of individually frozen predominantly meat-based ingredients positioned on the plate, a second group of individually frozen predominantly carbohydrate-based or predominantly vegetable-based ingredients positioned on the plate, and at least one pellet of frozen sauce. The at least one pellet of frozen sauce is positioned such that when it thaws it facilitates the thawing or heating of at least one of the first or second groups of ingredients. This invention is also directed to a method of increasing the rate of thawing or heating of a frozen plated meal.

Inventors: Olofsson; Mats (Hjanarp, SE), Askman; Lars (Billesholm, SE)

Assignee: Nestec S.A.

International Classification: A23L 1/48 (20060101); A23L 3/365 (20060101); A23L 001/39 (); A23L 001/01 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018