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1. (WO2016100092) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING CO-EXTRUDED FOOD PRODUCT

Pub. No.:    WO/2016/100092    International Application No.:    PCT/US2015/065034
Publication Date: Jun 23, 2016 International Filing Date: Dec 10, 2015
IPC: A23P 1/00
Applicants: GENERAL MILLS, INC.
Inventors: STENVIK, Ralph, A.
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING CO-EXTRUDED FOOD PRODUCT
Abstract:
A snack bar (170-172) is produced in accordance with a method employing an extrusion apparatus (2) to include a base or crust (30), a primary filling (32) provided on the base (30) and a secondary filling or topping (34) embedded in, yet externally exposed from, the primary filling (32). The primary and secondary fillings (32, 34) are co-extruded, with an extrusion nozzle (109) for the secondary filling (34) being located directly adjacent an extrusion port (105; 106) for the primary filling (32). The primary filling (32) is non-flowable, while the secondary filling (34) is preferably flowable. The extrusion nozzle (109) can be repositioned either between or during extrusion operations to alter a repeating pattern for the secondary filling (34).