In what would have certainly been a chocolate lover’s dream come true, a Swiss town witnesses a one-of-a-kind chocolate snowfall. No, we are not kidding! Read on to know more. By Amitha Ameen
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Residents of the quaint town of Olten in Switzerland were treated to a delightful surprise when the town was coated with chocolate snowfall. In what would have otherwise been a dream or a fantasy for many, the residents witnessed the strange incident and were left feeling shocked and mesmerised.
In what could have easily been mistaken for a scene from the famous Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the chocolate snowfall was the result of a minor defect in the cooling ventilation for a line of roasted cocoa nibs at Lindt & Spruengli chocolate factory in the town of Olten, between Zurich and Basel. The ventilator malfunction combined with strong winds led to the chocolate powder spreading throughout the area immediately surrounding the factory.
Olten’s official twitter account shared the news with the photo of a car covered in crushed cocoa powder. “Cocoa rain in the Olten industrial quarter: the ventilation system is to blame,” read the translated tweet. Netizens were quick to react with some saying that this may be the only good news, in light of the current global situation.
— Olten (@olten) August 15, 2020
According to the chocolate company, the particles are harmless to the environment and people, and the company even offered to pay for the cleaning of the car in the photo. Although, nobody has come forward to take up the offer. The company also stated that the faulty ventilation system has been repaired and production has resumed as normal.