There’s never been a more glorious era to eat candy and, therefore, to be alive. Case in point: The new Magical Mix & Make 3D candy printer, created by Katjes Magic Candy Factory, is now customizing the sweet stuff at Go! Games & Toys in La Cumbre Plaza, where all of your wildest confectionary concepts come to delicious life via computerized cookery along an X-Y grid. Bring in your favorite selfie, shape, pet photo, statuette, Christmas ornament, or even your business logo, and watch in awe as it appears before your eyes in the form of a vegan gummy.
Go! Games owners Rose and CK Goyal recently shared their enthrallingly futuristic device and its unique creations with me, from gummy octopi to vibrant sours. I watched as the machine squeezed out a perfectly shaped Santa Barbara Independent logo, which tasted wonderfully of passion fruit with a more wholesome mouthfeel than your usual synthetic gummies (these are 100 percent natural fruit and vegetable extracts). Far tastier than my business card, the gummy logo disappeared quickly from our break room.
With the holidays here and Valentine’s Day not far away, now is the perfect time to create candy to your heart’s content and is a chance to impress your loved ones or coworkers with the candy of their dreams
Go! Games and Toys is located in La Cumbre Plaza, 121 South Hope Avenue. See magiccandyfactory.com.