Patent Number: 6,761,924

Title: Food materials with improved flavor and functionality due to size reduction in a modified atmosphere

Abstract: Off-notes normally associated with chocolates made from ingredients containing dairy powders can be avoided using a dry mill in connection with a modified atmosphere to reduce the particle sizes of the ingredients. The modified atmosphere may be air at a temperature of about 65.degree. C. to about 120.degree. C., or an atmosphere having less than about 5.0 percent oxygen.

Inventors: Kaiser; John M. (Manheim, PA), Cooper; Ilene (Mt. Joy, PA), Mongia; Gagan (Elizabethtown, PA), Weaber, Jr.; Kenneth G. (Lancaster, PA)

Assignee: Mars, Incorporated

International Classification: A23G 1/00 (20060101); A23G 3/34 (20060101); A23G 1/12 (20060101); A23G 1/18 (20060101); A23G 1/04 (20060101); A23G 3/02 (20060101); A23G 1/10 (20060101); A23G 001/00 ()

Expiration Date: 07/13/2021