Could Hershey soon print candy in 3-D?
The company is teaming up with 3D Systems to integrate the technology into its production. It could be used to make new candies.
By Christopher Freeburn
Hershey (HSY) is teaming with 3-D printer-maker 3D Systems (DDD) to integrate 3-D printing technology into the candy production process. The news sent 3D Systems' stock up almost 3% in Thursday trading.
Terms of the multi-year deal were not disclosed. A Hershey executive noted that the nation's top candy producer was always looking to "embrace new technologies." The 3-D printing technology could be used to create new types of candy products for Hershey. It may also be used to improve the production of existing Hershey brands.
Hershey produces Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, the top-selling candy brand in the U.S, and one projected to provide nearly $2 billion in revenue this fiscal year.
In October, Hershey launched its first new candy in three decades, a chewy caramel called "Lancaster."
Hershey also is taking on Nutella, the popular hazelnut-flavored snack spread from Italy's Ferrero, by introducing a line of chocolate-flavored snack spreads.
Shares of HSY gained more than 1% on Thursday.
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Earth to Flatland: Unless I missed something, chocolate is already a 3-dimensional object.
Will HSY print chocolates in 4 dimensions? That is the real question. Can't wait for my 100% milk chocolate tesseract...
I was looking at candy yesterday at the Store....Checking packaging ...
Their "top selling candy in the U.S." produced by Hersey; "Reese Peanut Butter Cups"...?
MADE or MANUFACTURED in MEXICO...!! Hmmmm, I call bullshidt. !!
pretty cool concept once they start "printing out" unique shaped candies!
i'd expect to see first a series of movie characters. then say famous architectural buildings.
these could become the first collectable candies?
They are simply adorable and loving little things aren't they?
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