Gary Kehoe - Greenwich CT
Wayne J. Puglia - Bellerose Village NY
Frank Witzel - Saratoga Springs NY
Dominick R. Friello - Danbury CT
Donald A. M. Mackay - Pleasantville NY
Nabisco Brands, Inc. - New York NY
A reduced calorie chewing gum is provided which does not decrease in viscosity upon chewing and contains less than 65% water-solubles, such as sugars and/or sugar alcohols such as sweeteners, and includes gum base containing high levels of inert fillers, such as calcium carbonate or talc in amounts of at least about 40% by weight, softeners, such as lecithin, and optionally synthetic non-caloric sweeteners, such as aspartame, saccharin, or cyclamates. The chewing gum includes at least about 10% air voids entrapped in the gum base matrix which, upon chewing, become filled with moisture causing a dramatic increase in cud volume.