Printing Gummy Bears!
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NEW YORK, NY: The 3D printing experience has just gotten a lot sweeter.
Dylan’s Candy Bar, in a tasty partnership with Katjes Magic Candy Factory, has rolled out the country’s first custom 3D gummy candy printer.
That’s right, customers can now use a photo of anyone — grandma, their little tyke or their pet — to create their unique batch of squishy candies.
Sweet-tooth customers can even customize one of 100 drawings, sketch their own shape, name or word, the store promises.
Technically speaking, the plug and play technology uses a system called Fused Deposition Modeling that heats natural vegan ingredients that are then applied by a nozzle to create shapes through a parametric algorithm that uses 35,000 lines of code.
But you can just call the process “very cool.”
It take about five minutes — and produces a 3D gummy in five minutes.
The machine produces gummy bears the size of your hand — and they cost $20 per candy.
Lauren tells the Post that the machine is the first food-safe 3D printer.Photo: Getty Images
Dylan’s Candy Bar said it has the exclusive rights for US retail and online sales using the Magic Candy Factory machines.
“This is the first food-safe 3D printer,” Dylan Lauren told The Post between nibbles on a sour apple 3D gummy heart.
“You press a button and it magically appears,” she said. “We are really excited about it, and are doing a lot more design customization for our customers.”
The gummies are gluten-free and dairy-free as they are made with natural fruit and vegetable extracts instead of gelatin. For now there are eight different flavors and colors — and options to add glitter, sour or fizzy dust to top off the product.
Dylan’s Candy Bar is one of the world’s largest candy consortiums and lifestyle brands.