Popular gummy sweet Percy Pigs maker Katjes Fassin unveiled the ‘world’s first 3D gummy printer’.
It showcased the innovative confectionary production equipment at its touring Magic Candy Factory. See video below for a look inside the factory.
It takes the Birmingham-based business about five minutes to print a sweet weighing between 15 and 20g. Prototypes in other sectors can take almost an hour to do the same.
German customers were able to trial it for themselves and plans are already in place for the Magic Candy Factory to be open to UK consumers through online, retail and leisure outlets by early 2016.
Shapes include unusual designs, such as frogs and octopuses plus more classic shapes, such as hearts. Currently, there are 20 different designs with different choices of colour, flavour combinations and finishings including sweet, glitter or sour.
All Magic Candy Factory products are vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free. They are made without gelatine and only use natural fruit and vegetable extracts to create sweets as natural as they are delicious.