berlin candy store offers 3d printed sweet treats
Custom fruit gum candy made with 3D printer.
Katjes, Germany (pronounced CUT-yes)
Said they have developed a way to produce food with a 3D printer.
A Katjes store in Berlin fashion Mitte district shows the sweet Magic Candy Factory
Young and old people can choose from 3D template designs that include individual fruit gum animals and shapes, as well as letters and words.
3D printer for Cafe en Ohr (Cafe Green Ear)
According to Katjes, this is the first time in history to produce fruit gum candy.
Manufacturers want to allow customers to choose their own custom products
The candy made will give the printed product a magical feeling.
\"Candy is the perfect medium to bring this very cool concept to consumers in a friendly and fun way,\" explains Melissa Snover, managing director of Magic Katjes UK.
\"Magic Candy Factory focusing on science is actually a magical idea. if we look at it like this, we focus on the amazing creative ability, not the cold technical aspects, and then, we created an incredible experience for our customers and started getting people into 3D-
\"Print food,\" she added, showing the creation of fruit gum in Berlin.
Customers can choose from a variety of designs and flavors on tablets. The trade-
The marked 3D printer then squeezes the lines of the heated fruit glue mixture to build the design into a 3D product.
\"The heated fruit gum mixture is transmitted line by line through the nozzle to form a shape or word.
Because the fruit gum mixture dries up immediately, we can have one layer on the other.
\"This is the way we achieve 3D effects,\" said Stephanie Spekman of Katjs PR . \".
According to Snover, her company has long been making sweets in a traditional way.
But one of the limitations is that you can\'t really do anything unless you\'re willing to make millions.
\"Using 3D printing this popular new way of production means customers can personalize their candy.
\"What Magic Candy Factory allows us to do is customize different candies every time so that every customer goes out with what they want.
\"So it\'s a dream come true for me, it\'s a source of inspiration,\" she said . \".
Katjes currently stores 14 kinds of fruit Chewing Gum snacks for 5 euros (RM25).
The price of candy with words or names is 10 euros (RM49)each.
Although the turnover of Katjes International, the parent company of The Magic Candy Factory, is 146mil euros (RM718. 22mil)
In 2014, 3D printed candy is currently only available in Berlin.
The company plans to expand its technology to other European cities and is not limited to Gruen Ohr cafes. —