Switzerland is renowned the world for the quality its chocolate. The nation has earned an international reputation its premium chocolate brands. However, residents the Swiss town of Olten, near Zurich, got the surprise their lives earlier this week when it started snowing chocolate. Some locals wondered if the brown dusting was a bizarre consequence climate change. However, all became clear the local chocolate manufacturer revealed the brown shower was the result a malfunction at its factory. The chocolate maker Lindt confirmed that a minor defect its cooling ventilation systems allowed gusty winds to whip chocolate dust and sprinkle it over the town.
Many parts the town were covered a fine layer of light brown, milk-chocolate-flavoured dust. A representative Lindt offered to pay for any cleaning services required as a result the event. To date, no one has asked for help. The spokeswoman reassured people the vicinity of the factory that crushed cocoa beans are harmless to human health and the environment. She added that factory engineers are currently working repairing the technical hitch. The cocoa-dust incident led to a lot banter social media. A Twitter user wrote: "Chocolate snowflakes falling the sky, dreams do come true." Another tweeter posted a comment saying: "I'm dreaming a brown Christmas."