Hershey's to make 3-D chocolate printer

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -Because apparently Americans don't have easy enough access to junk food, soon getting a candy bar could be as easy as hitting "print."

3D Systems (DDD) announced a deal with Hershey's (HSY, Fortune 500) Thursday to collaborate on developing a 3-D printer that makes chocolate and other edible products.

In a statement, 3D Systems said making printers that print chocolate is a good way to help the relatively new technology go mainstream. Hershey sees it as a great delivery system for its products.

"Whether it's creating a whole new form of candy or developing a new way to produce it, we embrace new technologies such as 3-D printing as a way to keep moving our timeless confectionery treats into the future," said William Papa, head of research and development at Hershey, in a statement.

There is no word as to when the magical device might be available or how much it might cost.


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