Residents in the town of Olten in the canton of Solothurn got a surprise last week when chocolate snow seemed to fall from the sky.
Small chocolate shavings rained down on the town, which lies between Zurich and Basel, after a malfunction at a Lindt and Sprüngli factory.
The company confirmed in local reports on Tuesday that there had been a small malfunction in the cooling ventilation in the area making cocoa nibs in its factory.
— Olten (@olten) August 15, 2020
Due to strong winds on Friday morning, the powder spread outside around the factory leaving a cocoa dusting.
The chocolate factory offered to pay residents for any cleaning needed, but so far no one has taken them up on the offer.
The story has caused a stir on social media with some commenting that chocolate snow is a dream come true.
Olten, Land of Milk and honey….and chocolate rain? pic.twitter.com/JstdwlgacB
— Fabienne (Pinkhair) (@The_Pinkhair) August 17, 2020
Just heard a ventilation issue at the Lindt factory in Olten has caused it to snow chocolate all over the city. ? pic.twitter.com/wHpJ6FTqFd
— Genna Bain ♡ (@GennaBain) August 19, 2020