A town in Switzerland was subject to chocolate snow after a malfunction occurred at the Lindt & Spruengli factory.

Funny old world we live in when the town of Olten – between Zurich and Basel – is treated to chocolate snow, which is sort of reminiscent of Homer Simpson’s adventures in The Land Of Chocolate.

The Swiss-based company confirmed that this was down to a “minor defect in the cooling ventilation for a line for roasted cocoa nibs,” which sounds pretty delightful, doesn’t it?

In case you’re wondering, the “nips” are fragments of crushed cocoa beans, which is the basis of all of chocolate you eat.

The malfunction was joined by strong winds on the same Friday, which led to the immediate vicinity being coated in a fine layer of chocolate dust, like a lovely little cake or something.

Lindt & Sprüngli Group

There appears to have been absolutely no consequence to the chocolate snow, though, rather funnily, the company confirmed that one car was totally covered in chocolate. And while they offered to pay for a cleaning service, they haven’t yet been called up on their offer.

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Luckily for the good people at Lindt & Spruengli, production of chocolate wasn’t stopped and the particles were completely harmless to people or the environment.

It was pretty clear that through this whole article you were wondering this and yes, we can confirm that the ventilation system has now been repaired.

What a dream that would have been.