Dylan’s Candy Bar has 3D Gummy Bear Printing


When people get hungry for Gummy Bears candy, they don’t often think of a printer as their means of getting it.

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But now, Dylan’s Candy on Michigan Avenue has debuted the first 3D Gummy Printer in the United States which provides tasty Gummy Bears for customers. Amazingly, the entire process takes about five minutes.

Chicago is the second city to have the technology of literally printing out your own Gummy Bears, according to Dylan’s Candy General Manager Angie Riski, who was at the recent Chicago 3D opening. The first printer has already been showcased in New York. Riski says you can print anything you want made of Gummy Bear materials which include sugar, cold water, unflavored gelatin and flavored gelatin.
“You can even print your own face,” she says.

According to store employee Kristen, the entire process takes about five minutes. The printer is hidden behind a cash register and looks a little like a large box. Inside are the ingredients which take on any formation that customers might want. The candy can take the form of pictures, or just about any icon. The 3D candy products are FDA approved and pictures cost an affordable $20.

The ubiquitous candy emporium has the exclusive rights to 3D candy printing for one year. Katjes Magic Candy Factory partnered with Dylan’s to bring these edible, customizable sweet treats to select stores in May and everywhere online at DylansCandyBar.com in early June. Dylan’s candy began in 2001, when Dylan Lauren (daughter of designer Ralph Lauren) pioneered creating the world’s largest confectionery emporium and lifestyle brand, Dylan’s Candy Bar. According to the store’s website, by merging the worlds of art, fashion and pop culture with candy, Dylan’s Candy Bar has innovated the way we see candy today. With a mission to awaken the creative spirit and inner child in everyone, Dylan’s Candy Bar surrounds customers with the most imaginative, state-of-the-art decor and product mix.

This candy store is worldwide and has literally everything. Its pop art installations—such as an oversized lollipop tree, candy cane columns, dripping chocolate shelves, kaleidoscopic candy wallpaper and candy-embedded staircases are unique and different. It’s not just a candy bar for kids it’s for everyone.


Dylan’s Candy Bar houses over 7,000 confections, boasting the largest, unparalleled selection of candies and candy-related gifts from around the world. It is a museum of candy where each piece is literally curated like precious art. The whimsical displays highlight the vibrant colors, textures, eye-popping graphics, creative packaging, gorgeous patterns and distinctive shapes of candy. Dylan’s Candy Bar is the launching pad for new candy innovations and one-of-a kind items. There are Dylan’s Candy Bar (private label) products, a large assortment of rare American nostalgic favorites, novelty items, imported specialty sweets and dazzling confections for every holiday.

In addition to the 7,000 edible treats, there are also candy-inspired lifestyle products. From stationery to technology, toys to plush, jewelry to handbags, scented body lotions to sweaters; Dylan’s Candy Bar cures any fashion craving. Several locations also include an Ice Cream & Dessert Parlor, Candy Cocktail Bar and Party Rooms offering a wide variety of themed events for all ages.

Dylan’s Candy Bar plans to continue expanding worldwide. Since the birth of the original flagship in New York City, Dylan’s Candy Bar has opened in cosmopolitan U.S. locations such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and East Hampton. Dylan’s Candy Bar also has distribution in luxury boutiques, leading department stores, and premium hotels nationally and internationally.

Dylan’s Candy Bar appeals to people of all ages and backgrounds, which explains the brand’s impressive fan base of over 200 celebrities and influencers. Fans include Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Janet Jackson, David Beckham, Steven Spielberg, Al Pacino, Hugh Jackman, and Tom Cruise. The 3D printed candy is now available at the Michigan Avenue Dylan’s Candy Bar in Chicago

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This article was written by Jane Bokun

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