‘Willy Wonka moment’
In what the tabloid press have described as ‘a real-life Willy Wonka’ moment residents woke up to snowing particles of a fine cocoa powder after glitch at the chocolate factory.
The nibs, which are fragments of crushed cocoa beans, are the basis of chocolate and strong winds spread the powder around the immediate vicinity of the factory, leaving at least on car lightly coated, according to local reports.
Lindt said factory production was able to continue as normal and the particles were completely harmless to people or the environment.
The ventilation system has now been repaired and the company has offered to pay for any cleaning needed.