We've watched 3D printers emerge to do all sorts of crazy things here at Giz, but chocolate? Now we're talking! British scientists have modified tech normally used with plastic and metals, and it could ultimately let you create a custom creation on your computer, then pick it up at a chocolate shop ten minutes later.
The researchers from England's Exeter University envision that you would download special software, modify or create a new design, and a 3D CAD file would be sent to the shop of your choice. Yum!
"Some people call it co-creation: Where the consumer is fully part of the design process. Chocolate is a very easy place to explore where that might happen, because chocolate isn't a safety critical system in any way…If it goes horribly wrong, all you have is a mess of chocolate."