Africa makes a lot of chocolate, but not a lot of chocolate bars, which are assembled in America. That means the money from selling them stays in America. Brooklyn’s Madecasse is attempting to change that by creating a vibrant chocolate culture in Madagascar.
Three-dimensional printing has gained steam in recent years, with designers and artists seizing the technology to fabricate everything from plastic trinkets and jewelry to coffeepots and cell phones. But wouldn’t all those things be better rendered in chocolate? Of course they would, and the engineering brainiacs at Britain’s Exeter University agree -- which is why they’ve developed the world’s first 3-D chocolate printer.