Meet Lisa, the chocolate printing robot
Barry Callebaut at the forefront of R&D
Barry Callebaut invests a substantial percentage of its profit back into R&D to develop the Chocolate Experiences of Tomorrow. Barry Callebaut has 28 R&D centers globally.
The Global Centre of Excellence for R&D is based in Belgium, Wieze, right next to the biggest chocolate production facility in the world.
It’s there where we find Lisa, a unique solution for chocolate printing created by Foodjet.
2D+ printing has been around for a while but only compound could be used.
Thanks to Barry Callebaut’s deep understanding of chocolate and the food printing expertise of Foodjet,
a breakthrough innovation was born: chocolate food printing with real, Belgian, chocolate.
Very special chocolate indeed!
The challenge of printing with real chocolate instead of with compound was not of the least. For this application the chocolate needed to be on the one hand very fluid to go through the printer nozzle, but had to have on the other hand a very high yield value, setting directly onto the applied surface.
Working with real chocolate has undeniable advantages since you don’t have to declare any consumer scaring ingredients.