Geeky·Posted on Jul 30, 2014What 3D-Printed Candy Actually Tastes LikeWe had volunteers try geometric treats. Here's what they had to say.by Kasia GalazkaBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink A dozen BuzzFeed staff members tried neon sours and geometric peppermints, made using a 3D printer. Victor Tatum / BuzzFeed Candy of the future, or trendy novelty item? Only one way to find out: have a mystery taste test. Victor Tatum / BuzzFeed Initial reactions varied:"Sour Patch/SweeTarts/Kool-Aid powder mashed in my mouth.""Reminiscent of diner mints.""The size was deceiving. I expected to have more candy in my mouth.""I started frowning pretty much the second it went in my mouth. Whatever that was, it's on a short list of things I don't plan to eat again." Victor Tatum / BuzzFeed The candy was unanimously voted as looking incredibly cool:"It was beautiful.""I liked it. 10/10 would eat the sour one again.""It was one of the coolest-looking candies I've eaten, though I needed confirmation that it was candy.""I liked how it looked, not so much how it tasted." Victor Tatum / BuzzFeed Everyone guessed sugar correctly, with some interesting variations:"Pixie Dust.""A Lifesaver that — somehow — went stale.""Sugar, maybe with some paper plates mixed in."(The real ingredients: Sugar, starch, water, natural and artificial flavor and colorants, alcohol [<1% by weight].) Victor Tatum / BuzzFeed The majority were unsure of it as an experience, but some loved it:"The experience was too short. I needed more.""It's been like five minutes and I can still taste it. And not really in a good way.""The initial texture was weird. I liked the sour one, but I think I would destroy my mouth eating tons.""It wasn't chocolate." Victor Tatum / BuzzFeed The pieces being too small was one of the main critiques:"I'd make it bigger. One piece feels like a fraction of a piece of candy.""Add butter, probably. Everything tastes better with butter.""CHOCOLATE." Victor Tatum / BuzzFeed Most would not treat themselves:"Depends on how much.""Probably not, but I would definitely pick some up off a tray of hors d'oeuvres."But the law of diminishing returns was revoked when it came to gift-giving:"Yes, because it's pretty and people would be amazed.""Maybe?""Yeah, I might do that." Victor Tatum / BuzzFeed Some were willing to shell the dough. Others, not so much:"I mean, sure.""I WOULD SLAP YOU ACROSS THE FACE.""Nope. Hard pass.""Hell to the no." Victor Tatum / BuzzFeed "Futuristic.""Novel.""Bleh.""Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." You can buy the 3D confections at The Sugar Lab.