Problem to be solved. To provide an advanced encapsulation process for controlled release of active ingredients from chewing gum. Solution. The disclosure relates generally to an ingredient used in a comestible composition, and more specifically to individual pieces and a method of forming the individual pieces of an ingredient of a comestible composition. A chewing gum component for use in a chewing gum composition is provided including a component body and a plurality of regions of at least one active ingredient encapsulated in an encapsulating material. The regions are disposed within the component body. Less than 15% of an average active concentration in the component body is in contact with an exterior surface of the component body.