Been told that you can't patent a simple food recipe? Well, these applicants didn't listen and ended up with granted patents:
Simplest patent ever: Method of making a MARSHMALLOW:
Drum ROLLLLLL …
That's it! US patent no. 3062661 was issued for this method.
But, this is what you also need to know to make a proper marshmallow:
You can patent your favourite SANDWICH SPREAD! Cote‐d'Or ‐ that "now famous" chocolatier ‐ got a patent for a scrumptious spread made by heating:
to at least 72 Celsius.
That's it! Now, if they had just added a few pickles, Cote‐d'Or would likely have lacked capacity to break into the chocolate business. The vicissitudes of business!
AERO secured their dominant position in the chocolate market by patenting:
Seriously, their patent no. GB459582 entitled "Improvements in manufactured articles of food" claimed: "A manufactured article of food consisting of an edible fatty medium which medium at a temperature not greatly exceeding approximately 32 degrees Celsius becomes fluid or semi‐fluid, characterised by the whole article up to a temperature of approximately 32 degrees Celsius being in the form of a rigid cellular structure." In English: … Aerated chocolate.
JELLY BEAN owes much of its 100 years of highly profitable success to its patent for:
Seriously! Jelly Bean's patent no. US315559 entitled "Confectionery" claimed "A candy consisting of the combination of a hard smooth exterior composed of sugar with a soft interior composed of marshmallow." In English … Sugar coated marshmallow.
For years, ESKIMO PIE Ice Cream kept competitors at bay by patenting:
Seriously, their patent no. US1404539 entitled "Confection" claimed: "A confection comprising a core of normally liquid material frozen to a substantially solid state and sealed within an edible, sustaining and form retaining casing adapted to maintain the confection in its original form during handling." In English: … chocolate coated ice cream.
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