Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Chocolate 3-D Printer & Hershey: Brave Edible New World!

I reported in 2011 that a chocolate company in the U.K. was using a Chocolate 3-D Printer, but now the megalith Hershey company has struck up a partnership with 3D Systems. The big question: How does it taste?

From 3D Printing Industry:

Last year, 3D Systems knocked the world’s socks off with the ChefJet and ChefJet Pro sugar 3D printers.  The 3D printing company was quickly approached by none other than The Hershey Company, at which point, news fell silent – until about a month ago, when the two unveiled their 3-D Chocolate Candy Printing exhibit at Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction.  The delectable looking chocolate printer showcased in their promo video has now hit the floors of CES.  Dubbed the CocoJet, this chocolate printer can create elaborate shapes in dark, milk, or white chocolate.

Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of 3DS, Chuck Hull, says of the new release, “Our partnership with Hershey, the largest producer of quality chocolate in North America and a global leader in chocolate and confections, allows us to create unique, exciting and personalized edible experiences. Our preview of CocoJet at CES showcases the power and possibilities of 3D printing, and extends our experience and innovation in culinary 3D printing.”

But does it taste the same?

See a video and read more here. 

HT: John Simpson

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