Sweet Tooth: Say Hello to 3-D Printed Candies

If you have a sweet tooth or love making desserts and treats, I have good news. In the near future, 3-D printers, with the ability to print candy and chocolates, will soon be coming to a retailer near you. Here are a couple that may leave you drooling.

Chef Jet:


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This 3-D candy printer produces intricately beautiful chocolate or sugar candies. It eats sugar and drinks water. In addition, it comes in two varieties: The Chef Jet and Chef Jet Pro. The entry-level version only prints out white sugar candies or chocolate candies with one flavor. On the other hand, the Pro comes with an inkjet, which you can fill with food coloring to get multi-faceted results. The Chef Jet and Chef Jet Pro should be available sometime around Q3 or Q4 of 2014. They are also expected to start at around $5,000.

Hershey’s 3-D Candy Printer:


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On January 17, 2014, Hershey’s announced that it had entered a partnership with 3D Systems Corporation. The goal is to give you the ability to make Hershey’s kisses or Hershey’s chocolate bars right from the comfort of your own kitchen. The details and timeline for the deal have not been made public.

Hershey’s is North America’s largest chocolate manufacturer. Headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania, they were founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894. The company has a revenue of over $5.6 billion every year. William Papa, the Vice President and Chief Research and Development Office of the Hershey Co. stated, “Whether it’s creating a whole new form of candy or developing a new way to produce it, we embrace new technologies such as 3-D printing as a way to keep moving our timeless confectionary treats into the future.”

Although 3D printing has been around for some time, food printers weren’t readily available due to possible complications with food chemistry and safety issues. However, at CES 2014, Chef Jet and 3D Systems Corporation debuted their versions to much fanfare and media frenzy. As the 3-D printing industry takes the world by storm, expect more of these types of announcements to come. In fact, some analysts predict that 3-D printing has the ability to make outsourcing a thing of the past. What are your thoughts on 3-D candy printers? Let us know in the comments section below!

By Katrina Manning

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