The Loop – the retail space at Dublin Airport operated by Aer Rianta International – has tied up with a company specialising in 3D printing of gummy candy – to offer passengers the chance of to see their own confectionery ‘magically’ made in front of their eyes.
Katjes Magic Candy Factory launched at the airport on St Patrick’s Day (17 March) last week in terminal one, marking the company’s first duty free travel retail presence in Europe, and also its first airport collaboration.
“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,” says 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.”
Katjes Magic Candy Factory is said to be the world’s first 3D printer for gummy candy and uses technology based on FDM (fused deposition modelling). All products that come from the printer are vegan, gluten & dairy free.