Mar 22, 2016 | By Benedict
Katjes Fassin, the German candy company behind the Magic Candy Factory, a candy-extruding 3D printer, has set up its latest 3D printer at Dublin Airport, Ireland. Travellers were given a sneak peek of the new Magic Candy Factory on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, prior to its official opening in April.
The demand for 3D printed candy is flying right now, and with Katjes’ Magic Candy Factory landing at Dublin Airport last week, the German candy expert will expect to see interest in its customizable 3D printed gummy candies soar on the Emerald Isle. The Loop, a large retail space at Dublin Airport operated by Aer Rianta International, recently joined forces with Katjes in order to set up the latest edition of the Magic Candy Factory, Katjes’ FDM candy 3D printer, which has already wowed hungry customers in Berlin and Dubai.
If travelers weren’t already wildly excited to be entering (or leaving) Dublin on St. Patrick’s Day last week—see our Top 10 St. Patrick’s Day 3D prints if you happened to miss the popular Irish holiday—their day would have been made even sweeter by the surprise unveiling of the airport’s new Magic Candy Factory at Terminal 1. Although the 3D printer does not officially commence operations until April, flyers were given a sneak peek of the gummy candy maker in action—and yes, green candies were the order of the day.
Flyers have been all smiles while witnessing the vegan, gluten, and dairy free 3D printed candies being made at the temporary pop-up store currently housing the Magic Candy Factory. This pop-up store will remain open until March 27, before the food 3D printer moves to its permanent location at Candy Cloud, the confectionary area of The Loop. “We are thrilled to bring the Magic Candy Factory to Candy Cloud in Terminal 1,” said Christine McNamara, Confectionery Buyer for The Loop. “Designing your own sweets and seeing them being made in a matter of minutes offers something new and exciting for all our passengers that they can’t get anywhere else in Europe”.
Katjes was similarly excited to get bring its additively manufactured edibles to pastures new—its second installation in Europe and its first in an airport duty free zone. “We’re proud to be launching our truly delicious and ground-breaking concept with a significant player such as ARI in the global travel retail industry,” said Melissa Snover, Managing Director of Katjes Fassin UK. “We hope to open up many more airport locations as our products are easy to take with you on a plane and also as an individual souvenir for your loved ones back at home.”
The Magic Candy factory is able to create 3D printed, pectin-based fruit candies in less than 5 minutes, with customers able to tinker with their edible design on-screen before hitting “print”. Regular-sized candies cost around €5 ($6) each, with more elaborate designs costing slightly more. The next Magic Candy Factory will open at a U.S. store in May.
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