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3D candy-maker arrives in New York

Dylan's Candy Bar will roll out Magic Candy Factory's 3D-printed fruit gummies in a few weeks.


Screen Shot 2016-05-24 at 9.40.11 AMNEW YORK — Now there’s yet another market for 3-D printer-enthusiasts: candy.

Dylan’s Candy Bar has linked up with Magic Candy Factory to launch 3-D printing of confection in their stores.

Billed as the first 3-D printer for candy – or any food for that matter – it made its debut May 20 in New York. Melissa Snover, founder of Magic Candy Factory, said the possibilities are as limitless as your imagination.

“With the product you’re able to create any customized candy that you can imagine. You can write words, you can upload images like photographs and create hundreds of different shapes, on demand in any colour and flavour,” she said Thursday.

However, when given the opportunity, most apparently aren’t very creative.

“We were really surprised when we found out that over 70% of people make their name,” she said.

The candy is made of pectin, which is apple-based.

The 3-D candies will roll out in Dylan’s Candy Bars nationwide in the next few weeks.

© 2016 The Associated Press

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