A decidedly non-hazmat release Tuesday from the Lindt & Spruengli factory left the snowy countryside around Olten, Switzerland, coated with a fine dusting of cocoa powder.
A breakdown in the ventilation system that cools roasted crushed cocoa sent the particles skyward, local media report. The roasted cocoa is the basis ingredient in making chocolate.
Strong winds in the area then distributed the harmless powder across the landscape.
Lindt & Spruengli has offered to pay for any necessary cleanup. No complaints have yet been received.