People have fabricated all kinds of things with 3D printers, but some of the most innovative creations yet have been edible ones. Does 3D printing really have what it takes to transform the food industry? Have a look at some prototype snacks and decide for yourself.

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The Foodini Prototype, by UK-based Natural Machines, can hold 5 capsules, each filled with a different ingredient. It could make you spaghetti, pizza, ravioli or some cookies, among other food items, or awesome shapes that would be difficult to craft by hand.

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Custom Lollipops by Stuffhub and Papabubble San Francisco

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These edible sugar objects by Kyle and Liz von Hasseln (aka "The Sugar Lab"), can serve as pastry decorations, artistic coffee sweeteners or even functional objects like vases.

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The f3d, designed by students at Imperial College London, is a mini-pizza and cookie printer that not only prepares but bakes its creations using a 1400W halogen oven.

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The Pancakebot, by Miguel Valenzuela

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The South Africa-based Fouchet Chocolates has been creating 3D-printed chocolates for two decades. The owner Hans Fouchet has built his own 8-headed printer.

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The Dovetailed 3d Fruit Printer combines "individual liquid droplets with different flavors" and prints them into a desired shape, which may or may not resemble fruit. Gimmicky as all hell, but cute, we guess.

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Printed popsicles by Netherland-based MELT Icepops

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Food designer Chloé Rutzerveld's "healthy and sustainable" 3D-printed crackers are embedded with seeds, spores and yeast that sprout into herbs and mushrooms a few days after printing. She calls the project "Edible Growth."

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