3D Printers Can Now Make Gummy Candies

Delicious news for technophiles with a sweet tooth: the world’s first candy 3D printer is now fully operational.

Thanks to revolutionizing everything from prosthetics to affordable medical equipment, 3D printers have been in the news a lot lately. But up until now, 3D printed candy was uncharted territory. 

The printer, created by a candy company called Katjes and operating out of the Café Grün-Ohr in Berlin, makes gummy candies in a range of designs and flavors. According to Mashable, customers will also be able to suggest new designs on the company’s website (which is currently down). The printer—called the Magic Candy Factory—layers strings of candy on top of each other to create delightful animal shapes or spell out a customer’s name.

It’s also the first commercially operational food printer—a big step forward for the technology in terms of practical application.

Of course, it’s mostly just for fun. Katjes understands that the only thing more exciting than being a kid in a candy shop is being able to print the candy yourself.

[h/t Mashable]

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If you find yourself mixing up nigiri and sashimi at sushi restaurants or don’t know which fruits are in season, then this is the book for you. Food & Drink Infographics, published by TASCHEN, is a colorful and comprehensive guide to all things food and drink.

The book combines tips and tricks with historical context about the ways in which different civilizations illustrated and documented the foods they ate, as well as how humans went from hunter-gatherers to modern-day epicureans. As for the infographics, there’s a helpful graphic explaining the number of servings provided by different cake sizes, a heat index of various chilies, a chart of cheeses, and a guide to Italian cold cuts, among other delectable charts.

The 480-page coffee table book, which can be purchased on Amazon for $56, is written in three languages: English, French, and German. The infographics themselves come from various sources, and the text is provided by Simone Klabin, a New York City-based writer and lecturer on film, art, culture, and children’s media.

Keep scrolling to see a few of the infographics featured in the book.

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