Residents of a Swiss town got an unusual surprise when they found it ‘snowing chocolate’ thanks to a fault in the ventilation system of a Lindt chocolate factory in the area.
An AP report said that The Lindt & Spruengli Company confirmed local reports of a malfunction in one of the ventilation systems at their factory in Olten, between Zurich and Basel.
The malfunction caused fragments of crushed cocoa called “cocoa nibs” along with strong winds and rain, to spread in the immediate vicinity of the factory.
Though the malfunction was repaired, several pictures that were shared on social media showed a thin coat of cocoa powder on the surface of cars and window panes.
— Olten (@olten) August 15, 2020
#Internacional | Mientras acá caen cenizas del #Popocatépetl, en una localidad de #Suiza los residentes fueron sorprendidos por una “nevada de #cacao” tras la falla en el sistema de ventilación en una fábrica de #chocolate. pic.twitter.com/suyqHP3mwf
— 24 Morelos (#QuédateEnCasa 🏡) (@24_morelos) August 19, 2020
Take a look at how people reacted:
this is amazing. pic.twitter.com/tZgiG6S9vi
— Kathy😷(#WashYourFuckingHands)😷 (@everybodyzzmama) August 19, 2020
A fine ‘Only in Switzerland’ moment pic.twitter.com/y3fDlNiMn1
— Sabruness (@Sabruness00) August 19, 2020
💕🤗 Dreams do come true….ahhhh
— DLucia212 (@DLucia212) August 19, 2020
A chocolate dusted (already beautiful) town…only in Switzerland!!!♥️🇨🇭🤎🍫🥰Delightful! pic.twitter.com/So90lauhkW
— Anne Brown (@livestoski) August 19, 2020
My bag is packed, hurry up ;) x pic.twitter.com/wdGDGn9xRV
— Paul Bateman (@PaulRMQ) August 19, 2020
— James Burgmann-Milner (@JBurgmannMilner) August 19, 2020
Hey, just the idea that it snows cocoa in Switzerland. That’s the sort of news we need in 2020!
— HONK 8 HOURS, SLEEP 8 HOURS, WORK 8 HOURS (@XeroxCopycat) August 19, 2020
Who can take a sunrise
Sprinkle it in dew
Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two?
Switzerland can ’cause it mixes it with love and makes the world taste good
— Oh Great It’s David Smiler (@davidsmiler11) August 19, 2020
I’ll bring Tiramisu! pic.twitter.com/MC0HgGIL0s
— Biscotti di Debora (@biscotti_debora) August 19, 2020
It took six Oompa Loompas 32 hours to repair the vents and decontaminate the chocolate river.
— The Behavioral Investor (@behafin) August 19, 2020
The factory later resumed production and assured people that the cocoa dust was not harmful to the environment.
(With inputs from AP)
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