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Dylan’s Candy Bar goes high-tech with 3D candy printer


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Personalized gummy bears printed on demand are now among the offerings at Dylan’s Candy Bar stores.

The retailer has partnered with Katjes Magic Candy Factory to bring what’s billed as the “first 3D candy printer in the world” to the United States. The U.K.-based Magic Candy Factory named Dylan’s as its exclusive partner for domestic retail and online sales.

The Magic Candy Factory 3D printer will offer Dylan’s customers over 100 different designs to choose from, the ability to write names or special words, draw candy creations and print greetings on gummy cards. Shoppers can also select a color, flavor combination and a unique “magic” finishing to be added to their own personal creation. The price of the candy design is a flat rate of $20 per print.

"Magic Candy Factory is an incredible innovation,” said Dylan’s founder Lauren Dylan. “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!”

The Magic Candy printer uses a special mixture of natural vegan ingredients that are heated up and applied using a nozzle to produce different shape combinations. The shapes are then turned into coded instructions, from an easy-to-use, 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 three to five minutes for printing time.

The 3D printer, now in place at Dylan’s two stores in New York City, will be added to the company’s stores in Chicago, Los Angles, and Miami. Online customers will be able to personalize their gummy bears starting in early June.
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