by The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 1 March 2013

There was the gummy bear chandelier and the gummy bear dress, which wowed us with their off-the-wall foodie WTF. Nothing, however, could prepare us for this latest gummy creation: a jelly replica of you. Now on offer in Japan, men can create spitting images of themselves in gummy form thanks to Tokyo’s FabCafe – the same café-cum-design-studio that recently gave Japanese women the opportunity to chisel their likeness into chocolate truffles on Valentine’s Day. This is, apparently, the men’s response.

To make the gummy mannequins, men will pose for 3D body scans that will then be used to create the jelly molds. A few sugary mixes later and out comes a human gummy clone in jiggly, bright yellows, blues and reds. The resulting candy brings a whole new meaning to the idea of Sour Patch Kids.