The world’s first 3D printed sweets have made their global debut in Dubai Mall’s confectionery store, Candylicious, it has been reported.
The sweets were created by UK firm Ketjes Fassin in the form of a ‘Magic Candy Factory’, reported 7DAYS newspaper.
Melissa Snover, managing director of Fassin, said Dubai was the perfect location due to its large pool of nationalities.
“You get varied tastes and nationalities in Dubai and therefore it was perfect for us to partner with Candylicious. The people of Dubai have a ‘sweet tooth’ and are always interested in the latest tech innovations,” she was quoted as saying.
Snover said that the factory comprises of two printers that produce the candy in less than five minutes. All the candy produced is vegan, gluten-free, and dairy free.
“The recipe is especially created to be printed - with all-natural fruit and vegetable extracts. The benefit of the experience is that children and adults can learn about the technology of 3D printing, ingredients in food, and making their own choices,” she added.
However, the printers can only produce fruit-based products for now. Currently, there are no future plans to integrate chocolate.
German candy manufacturer Katjes unveiled the Magic Candy Factory, the world’s first commercial winegum 3D printer, in the Grün-Ohr café in Berlin last year.
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