BECAUSE OF A FACTORY ACCIDENT, A SWISS TOWN EXPERIENCED CHOCOLATE RAIN?
So the world is a weird and wonderful place. Sometimes it’s even kind of fun, like chocolate rain. Well, in this case, so long as you don’t have to clean up. This story comes from Olten, Switzerland. There’s a chocolate factory there. But no Willy Wonka. So it’s a Lindt factory. You know, those Londt chocolates you see in almost every grocery store these days? Well, the factory had a little bit of an accident. But nothing too crazy. It was just the ventilation system. But this accident caused something no one would have imagined possible. Olten had chocolate rain! No, really this happened.
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A CHOCOLATE LOVER’S FANTASY, THIS CHOCOLATE RAIN REQUIRED A LOT OF CLEANUP
So I know chocolate lovers, well, love this idea of chocolate rain. But the fantasy might not be so much fun if you lived in the area near the Lindt chocolate factory. Because it rained chocolate all over everything. And by chocolate, I of course mean cocoa powder, covering everything. This cocoa powder had been an ingredient for roasted cocoa nibs. And those do sound good right about now. But I prefer my cocoa in a hot mug, or in any kind of candy, instead of all over my front lawn, roof, and car. Just think about it. Cocoa powder is crazy fine and can get into everything. Make your own confection at home and you’ll see what I’m talking about. But chocolate rain?
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CRAZY EVENT CAUSED BY A COMBINATION OF HIGH WINDS AND A VENTILATOR ACCIDENT
So when the ventilation accident happened, the cocoa was suddenly in the wind. So of course that day they had really strong winds in Olten. But Lindt said that the cocoa, chocolate rain posed no threat to the environment. So far, there’s been no follow-up to confirm that was true. But Lindt was smart, and made sure to reassure everyone that they would cover any cleaning costs the chocolate rain required for anyone it affected in this town in Switzerland.