For a while now, scientists have been taunting us with 3D printers that seem to exist solely at tech trade shows or in space. Hershey's is aiming to change that this May by installing a 3D chocolate printer in their Pennsylvania HQ, which will even let you print choco versions of your face.
As Ad Age reports, the aptly-named CocoJet was briefly showcased at Hershey's Chocolate World in December and made a splash at CES in Vegas this month. But Hershey's is moving to install a permanent CocoJet exhibit at Chocolate World (which shares a campus with Hersheypark and the Hershey Museum) in May -- and this thing won't just be there to look pretty. Visitors will be able to order custom treats off the thing, from tasty geometric shapes to wedding toppers. Or, if you're a candy history geek, Milton Hershey's visage:
Though the candy company wouldn't go into detail, Hershey's believes there might be other fun uses for the CocoJet in the future. We're personally holding out hope for a printed chocolate T-Rex stuffed with Reese's peanut butter, but leave your fantasy print jobs in the comments.
Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and has souvenir photos from Chocolate World AND Cadbury World. Follow her to international diplomacy at @kristin_hunt.