The immediate vicinity of a Lindt & Spruengli factory in a Swiss town was dusted with sweet-smelling cocoa powder after the factory ventilation system malfunctioned, the Associated Press reported.
Confirming the incident to local news, the factory said its cooling ventilation system for the line of “Cocoa nibs” malfunctioned, and fine cocoa powder dust escaped the facility.
Propelled by the strong winds, the cocoa powder literally snowed in the adjacent region. One car was lightly coated with the powder, the factory confirmed and it has also offered to pay for any cleaning charges needed.
Fortunately, the factory production was able to resume within sometimes and as per the company, cocoa powder dusting is entirely harmless both for people and the planet.
Cocoa powder is one of the principal ingredients in chocolate making, and the reason why chocolate tastes smells, and looks like the way it does.
The Swiss chocolatier, Lindt is one of the most popular Swiss chocolate-maker. The company recently expanded its offering with an addition of a new plant-based milk chocolate bar in the UK.
The vegan option from the luxury chocolate maker will come wrapped in environmentally-safe packaging and will be available in three distinct flavors – Salted Caramel, Hazelnut, and Cookie, priced at Euro 2.99/ 100 grams.