Katjes – German confectionery is world’s first confectionery using 3D gummy candy printer which allows customers to create their own customized sweet treat.
The printing machine, which looks like any fancy FDM/FFF based 3D printer from the outside is actually a specially designed machine, which pours yummylicious gummy candy treats instead of printing plastic.
To create customized candy, the printer is initiated with iPad-based user interface, so prior to pressing the print button, kids and elders get the chance to choose between 10 flavors, 7 colors and various shapes/designs.
Located at the Katjes Cafe Grubn-Ohr in Berlin, each candy delivered by the printer weighs between 15g to 20g. The company also provides rainbow selection, allowing you to mix colors and flavors of choice.
Priced €5 (approx. $6) per gummy candy, a bit expensive in comparison with usual gummies we get in the market, the vegan gummies are gluten and lactose free, making it a delight for vegan lovers too.
Currently running eight-weeks in public, the printer has been graciously accepted by customers. Katjes is positive to add some more flavors and shapes into Magic Candy Factory.