Hershey to Display Upgraded Chocolate 3D Printer

The Hershey Company will showcase the most advanced 3D chocolate printer in the world at a confectioners’ conference in Chicago this week.

The chocolate company debuted the printer, built in partnership with South Carolina-based 3D Systems, last year at its Pennsylvania headquarters. The mechanism can form intricate designs that would not be possible with traditional molding techniques.

“There’s a lot of opportunity for us to make that exactly the way you want it,” Hershey senior marketing manager Jeff Mundt told the Chicago Tribune. “Consumers want their things custom.”

via Hershey to Display Upgraded Chocolate 3D Printer.

Finally! A practical use for 3D printer technology!

4 thoughts on “Hershey to Display Upgraded Chocolate 3D Printer”

  1. Yes, yes, that’s all well and good, but:

    1.) How often will driver updates be pushed out, and

    2.) Will users get discounted upgrades to their upcoming Caramel and Fudge Ripple versions?

  2. I wonder how many stock Hershey bars you could buy for the price of one printed one?

  3. I think this falls under the definition of “Gilding the lily”.
    I’m with the Coneheads on this one; “Consume mass quantities!”.

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