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Nestlé’s R&D arm Nestec has filed a patent for inkjet printing on panned confections such as Smarties chocolate and biscuits using only ingredients it claims consumers would be familiar with.
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Many fruit and vegetable juices lack some of the nutrients (e.g. fiber) contained in the edible portions of the whole fruit or vegetable. In a patent application filed in April, PepsiCo claim current fiber supplements are not-tasty or unfelt (if dissolve to quickly). PepsiCo’s answer to the problem at hand is to incorporate wasted, but edible, pieces of fruit from juice extraction into the final beverage. The company claims that besides improving the nutritional profile, the process also contributes to increased satiety and improved glucose control.
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Wrigley has filed a patent for a novel flexible chewing gum packet that can be squeezed to release the product.
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The Italian coffee company has partnered with the Italian Space Agency (ISA) and engineering firm Argotect to provide hot, brewed coffee in space. The machine works similar to other coffee brewers, though it was adjusted to the different dynamics of liquids in zero gravity. The machine will go by the name ISSpresso, from the acronym of the International Space Station (ISS), where it is to be installed.
For more information go to: Forbes