US 9,808,017 B2
Food product with a moulded body
Aurelie Laberdure-Nedder, Mulhouse (FR); Jean-Philippe Rapp, Ernolsheim-Bruche (FR); and Philippe Houssemand, Mulhouse (FR)
Assigned to Kraft Foods R&D, Inc., Deerfield, IL (US)
Filed by Aurelie Laberdure-Nedder, Mulhouse (FR); Jean-Philippe Rapp, Ernolsheim-Bruche (FR); and Philippe Houssemand, Mulhouse (FR)
Filed on Jan. 6, 2012, as Appl. No. 13/345,462.
Claims priority of application No. 11155965 (EP), filed on Feb. 25, 2011.
Prior Publication US 2012/0219668 A1, Aug. 30, 2012
Int. Cl. A23G 3/54 (2006.01); A23G 1/54 (2006.01); A23G 1/00 (2006.01); A21B 3/13 (2006.01); A23G 3/34 (2006.01)
CPC A21B 3/132 (2013.01) [A23G 1/0063 (2013.01); A23G 1/54 (2013.01); A23G 3/0025 (2013.01); A23G 3/54 (2013.01)] 4 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A food product, comprising:
a plurality of pieces of a molded chocolate body, the pieces of the molded chocolate body having a plurality of gaps therebetween, each of the pieces of the molded chocolate body having an upper side surface and a lower side surface;
a plurality of baked items arranged in an array and in contact with the pieces of the molded chocolate body, the array including at least two baked items within a plane wherein the at least two baked items are separate and spaced apart such that a gap is present between the at least two baked items, wherein adjacent pieces of the molded chocolate body are connected to each other by at least one of the at least two baked items, wherein each of the at least two baked items connecting the adjacent pieces of the molded chocolate body has a top surface and a bottom surface, and wherein each of the at least two baked items has one portion including portions of the top surface and the bottom surface located inside of one of the adjacent pieces of the molded chocolate body and an opposite portion including other portions of the top surface and the bottom surface located inside of another of the adjacent pieces of the molded chocolate body;
each baked item of the array and portions of the pieces of the molded chocolate body form a consumable unit such that the food product includes an array of consumable units;
wherein at least one portion of the top surface of and at least one portion of the bottom surface of each of the at least two baked items is not covered with the pieces of the molded chocolate body and is visible from at least one side of the food product;
wherein the top surface of each one of the at least two baked items is recessed relative to the upper side surface of the adjacent pieces of the molded chocolate body and the bottom surface of each one of the at least two baked items is recessed relative to the lower side surface of the adjacent pieces of the molded chocolate body; and
wherein the pieces of the molded chocolate body of the consumable unit extend beyond a periphery of each baked item of the consumable unit.