Abstract: A method of wrapping in a sheet material a food product comprising at least two complementary parts coupled together along a coupling line includes the steps of: forming the wrapper in at least two complementary portions able to be connected along an associated connection line, positioning the said product in the said wrapper in such a way that the said coupling line is offset relative to the associated connection line with the said at least two parts coupled together substantially freely, and closing the said wrapper around the said product along the said connection line.
Abstract: An apparatus for packaging an article in a wrapping of a sheet material surrounding the article and closed in a fantail configuration, comprising: shaping means suited to wrapping the article with the said wrapping of sheet material and shaping the wrapping into a general cup-like configuration formed into a plurality of loops surmounting the article, holding means suited to grasping the upper portions of the wrapping shaped in said manner in the connecting zones between said loops, to maintain said portions in an upright position, opposed pushing means which are intended to be operated subsequently to said holding means and which are displaceable between a retracted position and an advanced position, in which they interfere with the loops of the wrapping to impart a generally flattened configuration to the wrapping in the zone extending above the article, and opposed fastening means displaceable in a direction substantially at right angles to the direction of motion of said pushing means, and intended to
Abstract: A wrapped food product comprises a confectionery product wrapped in a wrapper made of sheet material, wherein the wrapper made of sheet material comprises at least one transparent portion adjacent a non-transparent portion, the transparent portion being wrapped around the body of the confectionery product so as to render a characterizing portion of its surface visible from the exterior.
Abstract: A sealed wrapping for foodstuffs such as chocolates, sweets, pralines and the like. The wrapping comprises a single sheet of wrapping material forming a bent part for receiving the product. The wrapping is sealed by means of a single welding line which extends according to a path having the ends located on the bent part and which surrounds the product.
Abstract: A wafer half-shell is described which has a mouth delimited by at least one annular surface and one or more side walls, in which the mouth surface and the surfaces of the side wall have a substantially smooth surface finish. Preferably the outer surface of the side wall has a porous, continuous or discontinuous region which extends peripherally and is receded relative to the mouth surface of the half-shell, resulting from the cutting of a radial wall connected to the side wall of the half-shell in a receded position relative to the annular surface defining the mouth of the half-shell. The annular coupling surfaces of the complementary half-shells have preferably centering means which are complementary each other. The half-shell is useful particularly for the production of a food product comprising a pair of half-shells fitted together mouth to mouth and including a mass of liquid filling.
Abstract: An ice-cream confectionery product in the form of an emulsion stable in the liquid state at ambient temperature, preservable at ambient temperature in the said liquid state when packaged in sterile conditions and having a microcrystalline structure upon freezing in the absence of beating, comprising alimentary fats, milk proteins, sweeteners, flavorings and water,
further comprising a thickening and stabilizing composition comprising a salt acting as a protein stabilizer, a hydrocolloid constituted by a chemically modified starch and at least one further hydrocolloid chosen from water soluble hemicellulose, pectins having a high degree of esterification and mixtures thereof.
Abstract: The wrapper which surrounds the product is formed from two pieces, for example, of thin aluminium foil. The first piece is shaped to a generally cup-shaped configuration so as to house the product substantially completely also leaving a projecting edge in the region of the mouth portion of the cup-shaped configuration. The second piece, which retains a substantially flat configuration, is applied and welded to the projecting edge. The rim formed as a result of the connection of the two pieces is then subjected to a shaping operation against the product, conferring on the rim a generally case-like configuration. A case-like housing body with a flat base wall which can support the product is thus formed, the case-like housing body being constituted by an integral part of the wrapper.
Abstract: Packaging is preferably constituted by a box which includes a base part and a lid, preferably of transparent plastics material. Adjacent at least some of the sites provided to house the products, constituted usually by confectionery such as pralines, chocolates and the like, lens formations are arranged which draw attention to the corresponding products, both by creating light-reflecting effects similar to those seen in a jewel, and by making it easier to see the products, even when the packaging is viewed from a very narrow angle.
Abstract: A process for the manufacture of food products is provided which includes the steps of providing a mold, filling the mold with a quantity of molding material in a fluid state, and inserting a plug made of an edible material, such as wafer, into the mold cavity to define a space to be filled by molding material.
Abstract: The method enables food products to be manufactured which include two half-shells with their respective mouth portions coupled together. The products contain an accessory element occupying an inner volume enclosed in a wrapper.
Abstract: A wafer product comprises a wafer shell comprising at least two wafer half-shells coupled together face to face. This shell contains a filling of a substantially hydrated mass which includes a soft toffee core and is covered substantially by a coating which covers the wafer shell on the side opposite the filling. The product also includes at least one praline which comprises a casing of firm material, such as chocolate, enclosing a respective filling.
Abstract: A container has a hollow base and a cap to store a filled food product having an edible shell with a peripheral flange. The base has a top member with an opening, a bottom member and an upstanding wall member that connects the top and bottom members. The opening In the top member and the upstanding wall member are dimensioned such that the shell is capable of being partially contained within and supported by the base while the flange of the shell is vertically spaced above the uppermost part of the base. The cap is connected to the base to enclose the filled food product.