Residents of the Swiss town of Olten woke up in shock to find their town covered in chocolate.
The chocolate rain was the cause of a malfunction at nearby Lindt factory.
The Lindt & Spruengli company confirmed local reports on 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.
It caused a fine cocoa powder the company uses to rift through the air covering vehicles and houses.
One person’s car was so badly covered that Lindt offered to pay for cleaning.
The malfunction combined with strong winds caused the mishap.
Factory production was able to continue as normal and the company says the particles were completely harmless to people or the environment.
The ventilation system has now been repaired.
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