Patent Number: 6,254,910

Title: Multicomponent food product and methods of making and using the same

Abstract: A delivery system for process unstable or sensitive ingredients that consists of a dual texture food product having a first and second component. The first component contains a mixture of lipid and solid ingredients forming a cream-textured matrix that is formed without an aqueous phase and a total moisture content less than about 15 wt %. The first component includes a process unstable or sensitive ingredient. The second component contains at least one ingredient comprising a carbohydrate, fat, protein or combination thereof. The second component has a total moisture content less than about 20 wt %. The second component completely surrounds the cream-textured matrix of the first component thereby maintaining the viability of the process unstable or sensitive ingredient. The food product delivery system is formed by the co-extrusion of the first component within the second component to form one dual component extrudate.

Inventors: Paluch; Laura (Yorba Linda, CA)

Assignee: Kal Kan Foods, Inc.

International Classification: A23K 1/00 (20060101); A23L 1/00 (20060101); A23K 1/18 (20060101); A23K 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/03/2018