3D Printed food: a new trend for 2015?

  3D Systems’ 3D printers can create custom designs in flavoured, coloured sugar and chocolate.

3D Systems’ 3D printers can create custom designs in flavoured, coloured sugar and chocolate.

I read this interesting article on Forbes that I wanted to share. The subject is on the expected food trends for 2015. One that caught my eye was 3D printed food. While scary and slightly crazy at first, upon closer inspection it may seem like a "natural" development (bad pun, I'm sorry!) of the food category. The next step after Molecular Gastronomy of sorts!

"The first food-safe printers were unveiled this month at the Consumer Electronics Show. 3D Systems CocoJet (a collaboration with Hershey) and ChefJet machines enable entrepreneurial chefs to print out designs in chocolate or sugar. A 3D printing pioneer, 3D Systems plans to open its first Digital Kitchen “3D printed food experience” in Los Angeles later this year. And 3D Systems is bringing its machines to the Culinary Institute of America, which recently announced the first training program that will teach chefs to print confections. This should spread the trend to many new, innovative eateries in the next year or two."

- Read more on Forbes

Sky’s the limit. Put the 3D printer out where customers can see it, and this has the “wow” entertainment factor that’s sure to draw crowds…until the technology becomes commonplace.
— Carol Tice, Forbes Contributor

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