Magic Candy Factory Lets Users Design & 3D-Print Gummy Confections

Melissa Snover is the creator and managing director of the Katjes Magic Candy Factory, a chain of stores offering customers the chance to design and 3D print their own custom gummy candy. “Our 3D printer lets anyone from a three-year-old child to a 79-year-old interact with a tablet computer and use that to 3D print their own candy,” Snover said. “They can write words, draw their own shape, or even upload photographs and logos — and then have the system turn it into candy. The customer can then choose from eight different vegan all-natural colors and flavors and even opt to make their candy sour, fizzy or bitter at the end of the process. The machine then creates the candy before their eyes in less than five minutes.”