Containers and methods for dispensing multiple doses of a concentrated liquid, and shelf stable Concentrated liquids

  • US 8,293,299 B2
  • Filed: 12/30/2011
  • Issued: 10/23/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/11/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A flavored beverage concentrate having a pH of about 1.9 to about 2.4, the flavored beverage concentrate comprising:

  • about 30 to about 65 percent water by weight;

    about 15.0 to about 30.0 percent acid by weight;

    up to about 10.0 percent buffer by weight selected from the group consisting of a potassium salt of an acid, a sodium salt of an acid, and combination thereof; and

    about 1.0 to about 30.0 percent flavoring by weight;

    the acid and buffer included in a ratio of about 1;

    1 to about 60;

    1, the ratio of the acid and buffer selected to provide the concentrate with at least about 5 times more acid than an otherwise identical non-buffered concentrate having the same pH, and the concentrate having a concentration such that when diluted at a ratio of about 1;

    75 to about 1;

    160 to provide a beverage, the concentrate delivers about 0.01 to 0.8 percent acid by weight of the beverage made by the flavored beverage concentrate.

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