Snowstorms can be hazardous in the winter; but apparently, they can also be delicious in the summer. Company officials confirmed today how a tasty dust-up at their Switzerland plant was able to produce a short-lived chocolate “snowstorm.”
Due to a mechanical failure at the Lindt & Spruengli factory, well known for making it’s famous Swiss chocolates found around the world, fragments of crushed cocoa beans were released into the air. Combined with strong winds that blew around the Alps on Friday, the crushed chocolate powder dusted the town of Olten, covering everything with a fine cocoa dusting.
Residents said it started snowing small particles of chocolate, coating sidewalks and cars with the distinctive confection. Some went on social media to share pictures of the chocolate’y aftermath.
En la fábrica de chocolates Lindt, en Olten (Suiza), ayer nevó polvo de cacao tras romperse una máquina pic.twitter.com/b0L9EbOGLi
— Miguel M. Mendieta (@mmmendieta) August 19, 2020
Lindt & Spruengli produces chocolate brands Lindt, Whitman’s, Russel Stover, and Ghirardelli.