A long time ago, in a year far, far away we saw a 3D printer from Choc Edge that could 3D print chocolate deliciousness. It turned out that whilst one could speculate on the deliciousness of the chocolate being printed it didn’t really matter because, at the time, you couldn’t eat it.
Enter Hershey’s, a well-known American chocolate producer, and 3D Systems, a company specialising in all things 3D printed, to make our day a little bit better.
According to a report on CNN, the two companies have teamed up with the objective of creating a 3D printer that supposedly will act as a new delivery system for Hershey’s products, and provide the foundation to catapult 3D foodstuff printing into mainstream use.
According to William Papa, the head of R&D at Hershey’s, “Whether it’s creating a whole new form of candy or developing a new way to produce it, we embrace new technologies such as 3D printing as a way to keep moving our timeless confectionery treats into the future,”
The future looks sweet indeed.