3D printing food technology will introduce us to three course candy’s containing ‘Tomato soup, roast beef, and blueberry pie’, sounds familiar? That recipe is the creation of Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
3D Printing food is going to revolutionize how we make food. Chefs are going to create gourmet dishes that where only available in their dreams, romantics will be giving chocolate printed versions of themselves to their loved ones and cafes will see an entirely new definition of the Cup Cake. Foodies will explode in excitement with what 3D food printers will offer them.
Food 3D printing works in much the same way as a typical 3D printer however instead of using plastic this new generation of 3D printers are using food, such as bread, cookie dough, chocolate, sugar among others.
We are still in the early days of 3D printing food but what’s on the horizon is already sending people and companies alike into a food frenzy. Not long after 3D Systems previewed their Chefjet and Chefjet Pro models Hersheys was teaming up with them to make geometric chocolate which look simply awesome. We have seen 3D printed pizza although at this stage it still needs to be baked in an oven after its printed but it is still a fantastic step forward. The current state of food 3D printers is mostly based on sugar and chocolate based ingredients as their natural composition lends itself well to 3D printing.
Imagine every bakery, café, gourmet restaurant and cup cake creator with a 3D printer, they will create new desserts never thought of, have unparalleled consistent quality and send your taste buds on a flavor expedition.
The future of the catering industry is at the cusp of becoming digital enhanced. Welcome to the beginning of the age of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.