WGN — Residents of a Swiss town got a bit of a shock when it started snowing particles of a fine cocoa powder after the ventilation system at a chocolate factory malfunctioned.
The Lindt & Spruengli company confirmed local reports Tuesday that there was a minor defect in the cooling ventilation for a line for roasted “cocoa nibs” in its factory in Olten, between Zurich and Basel.
The nibs, fragments of crushed cocoa beans, are the basis of chocolate.
Combined with strong winds on Friday morning, the powder spread around the immediate vicinity of the factory, leaving a fine cocoa dusting.
Great thumnail because it looks like a big dump but it's actually the beginning part of the cooling stage for a premium chocolate bar. Funny how two completely different tastes can appear to be so similar. That's disgusting.
Elsewhere I think we can agree that of all the local chocolate factory mishaps, the one that ends up with chocolate snow is at the top of the list. Especially when you compare that to the Blommer chocolate factory on Kinzie that mysteriously burns down once every other year. Not accusing anyone of any schemes just saying the place is perpetually on fire. And it smells delicious. There's something nice about having a big chocolate factory in your backyard. If you know the Blommer smell I'm talking about then you've probably got some endorphins kicking in right now. You're welcome.
As for the Swiss Miss crowd, am I a sucker for thinking Switzerland is a tier-1 country? Like how does living there even work? I feel like you need a billion dollars and a shed full of North Face gear just to apply for citizenship. And even then you probably have to know a fuck ton about international banking and geo-political neutrality. Kind of a tall order but when you consider the google imaging and the chocolate snowfall it kinda has me all horned up for a vacation I can't afford.
Or am I wrong? Does Switzerland suck? Did your friend study abroad there 8 years ago? Tell me in the comment section below.