Residents of the Swiss town were surprised when God rained down chocolate from the heavens only to later find out that a factory’s ventilation system had malfunctioned, causing the entire town to be sprinkled with cocoa dust.
The Lindt & Spruengli company situated in Olten, reported that a defect in the cooling ventilation for roasted cocoa nibs had caused a leakage which resulted in cocoa dust settling in certain parts of the town.
The wind further helped to spread the powder around the vicinity of the factory. The entire story sounds like a page taken right out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Cars were slightly coated with the cocoa dust, and the factory offered to pay for any cleaning necessary. However, the issue wasn’t that major and was easily solved by the residents themselves.
Imagine waking up to a chocolate-coated car? That’s a sight for sore eyes, and one that we might not see anytime soon.
Thankfully, the dust was of no harm, and posed no pollution threat to the residents of the town. The issue has since been fixed, and unfortunately there’s no more free chocolate snowing down into the town, consequently halting any of my travelling plans.