Are you ready for 3D printed candy?
On Wednesday, June 1 your wildest candy ideas come to life at Dylan’s Candy Bar (801 Lincoln Road) in Miami Beach. The food-safe 3D printer with plug and play design software will be able to print your custom-designed candy in under 5 minutes for $20.
Sounds like something right out of Willy Wonka’s factory, doesn’t it?
Here’s how it works: Customers will have over 100 different designs to choose from, the ability to write names or special words, draw candy creations and print greetings on gummy cards to create delicious gifts. Candy lovers can also select a color, flavor combination and a unique “magic” finishing added to their own personal masterpiece. The gummies are vegan, gluten, as well as dairy free and instead of being made with gelatin, they are made with all natural fruit and vegetable extracts to create something as natural as it is delicious.
Dylan’s Candy Bar and Katjes Magic Candy Factory, a UK-based company with the 3D printer, will launch with eight different colors as well as a corresponding flavor combination from a traditional Sublime Strawberry to a Beautiful Blackcurrant. To finish off their own personal masterpiece customers can add a unique “magic” finishing such as glitter, sour or fizzy “dust.” Customers can expect additional options in the future to suit different seasons, cultures and locations.
Now the technical details: The Magic Candy Factory’s printer is based on Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) in which a special mixture of natural vegan ingredients is heated up and applied using a nozzle to produce different shape combinations. The shapes are then turned into coded instructions, from a user-friendly tablet in-store, alerting the printer where, at what speed and what frequency is needed to apply each of the layers. The process takes approximately 10 minutes from start to finish, with a light-speed 3 to 5 minutes for printing time.
The Magic Candy Factory, debuts the printed treats March 20 at the Dylan’s Candy Bar stores in New York City. Chicago is next on March 23 and Los Angeles follows on May 28 before Miami on June 1.
“Magic Candy Factory is an incredible innovation,” said Dylan Lauren. “Dylan’s Candy Bar has been excitedly watching the trends in candy personalization. We can’t wait to dazzle our customers with the magic creativity of Willy Wonka’s factory, merged with modern day technology!”