Company makes vegan 3D printed candy that’s fit for Willy Wonka!

Read Time:   |  13th September 2016

A pop-up shop, Katjes Magic Candy Factory, in Birmingham is giving customers the chance to create their own vegan gummy sweets using a 3D printer in celebration of Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday.

Company makes vegan 3D printed candy that's fit for Willy Wonka!

A pop-up shop, Katjes Magic Candy Factory, is being set up at The Custard Factory in Birmingham in celebration on Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday, and its set to be a blast! The shop allows customers the chance to customise their own gummy sweets, which are printed right in front of them.

This can be anything from messages, to names, drawings, photos and 3D shapes. It can produce a gummy sweet in less than five minutes, so no need to worry about waiting ages for your creation to become a 3D, edible object.

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How do you make your own?

To make your candy dreams a reality, draw your design on a tablet, or even send across a picture, drawing or photograph. The next stage it to pick your flavour, then the printer does the rest!

The sweets are made with vegetable based gelling agents and all natural fruit and vegetable extracts to create something as natural as it is delicious, and also the sweets are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. This makes the sweets as accessible as possible for a wide market, which we think was a very good move for the company!

Customers can choose from a selection of flavours include Green Apple, Strawberry, Mango and Elderberry. And as a fun extra, once your candy has finished printing, you can add either Magic Fizzy, Glitter or Sour Dust to make your creation all the more yummy.

Katje’s official launch will happen in October as part of a partnership with the Calendar Club, and as part of this partnership, will open in 10 different shopping centres across the UK, which includes the Intu, Merry Hill.

The pop-up shop in Digbeth will open on September 10th, and will be open for four weeks. There is the possibility that it could be open permanently if things go well, so be sure to check it out!

This story first appeared on 3D Printing Industry. Photo credits: Birmingham Mail. 

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