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1. (WO2018125963) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCED REFINING DURING COCOA LIQUOR PROCESSING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/125963    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/068641
Publication Date: Fri Jul 06 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Dec 29 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: A23G 1/04
A23G 1/30
Applicants: MARS, INCORPORATED
Inventors: JOSYULA, Aditya
SLESSER, Dale
KAISER, John
SHAFI, Rogaite
KELLEY, Matthew
GONZALEZ, Jose
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCED REFINING DURING COCOA LIQUOR PROCESSING
Abstract:
Methods and systems for providing processed cocoa nibs are provided. The methods involve coarse grinding cocoa nibs to form a slurry and subjecting less than all of the cocoa slurry to refining. The refined and unrefined volumes or portions of cocoa slurry are then recombined to provide a recombined cocoa product. The cocoa nibs produced by the method may be further processed to provide cocoa liquor or chocolate.