Snowing Cocoa?

Lindt chocolates at the Mall by LadyDuck
@LadyDuck (346527)
Switzerland
August 18, 2020 10:01am CST
Today,the residents of the small Swiss town of Olte, woke up to "black" snow. Fine particles of cocoa powder were falling on their houses. The mystery was soon solved. The ventilation system at the Lindt & Spruengli chocolate factory suffered a malfunction. The ventilation glitch, combined with the strong wind, caused the cocoa powder to fly into the air. Lindt reassured that the particles were completely harmless. The ventilation has been repaired, the factory production was able to continue as normal. That is reassuring, we are not going to suffer a chocolate shortage. Do you have a favorite brand?
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
18 Aug
I'm in shock seeing a post from you! Forget about the chocolate. I would have run outside with a big bowl to catch the chocolate. Any Swiss or Brussels chocolate is fine with me.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
This was too funny not to share at myLot. I would have done the same, run outside with a big bowl. I love Belgian Pralines a lot.
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@DianneN (231967)
• United States
18 Aug
@LadyDuck We are TWINS for sure! If there is ever a malfunction with a ventilation system, please let it always be at a good chocolate factory!
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
@DianneN At least it's not polluting.
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@Juliaacv (56371)
• Canada
18 Aug
What a surprise that would be to wake to a cocoa covering on everything outside. I like Lindt chocolate, it is very nice.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
Lindt informed that they are going to pay for cleaning, there is no reason to "lick the car".
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@Juliaacv (56371)
• Canada
18 Aug
@LadyDuck I cannot imagine it being safe to even think about ingesting any of that cocoa snow. But the end product, that is so nice. Its good of them to look after the clean up, they would be the best ones to know how to safely get it done.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
@Juliaacv I have no idea how much cocoa has escaped from the factory. I hope to see photos tomorrow.
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@CarolDM (144237)
• United States
18 Aug
I like Godiva, Nescafe and I will buy Carnation and Hershey as well. What a scary thing to wake up to cocoa powder on your home.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
I love Godiva too, Nescafe is coffee Nestlè is chocolate, it's good, but not as good as Lindt in my opinion. Lindt is going to pay for cleaning.
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@CarolDM (144237)
• United States
18 Aug
@LadyDuck Sorry about the typo. Lindt chocolate is all I have had, like candy, never had the cocoa.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
@CarolDM I have the two kind of cocoa at home the "milk powder" and the "dark cocoa" that I like a lot more.
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• United States
18 Aug
That must have been quite a sight to see cocoa powder falling instead of white snow. I do love Lindt white chocolate truffles.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
I love Lindt truffles, I like the dark ones.
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@amadeo (114026)
• United States
18 Aug
The sweet smell of sucess.I like Lindt a lot
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
I like Lindt a lot too Alfredo. It smells so good.
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@amadeo (114026)
• United States
19 Aug
@LadyDuck Good afternoon here.Yes it does smell good
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
20 Aug
@amadeo This is not the right season for a hot cocoa, but it will be in a couple of months.
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@BelleStarr (60597)
• United States
20 Aug
I like Lindt very well and good Belgian chocolate that is not made for the American market.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
20 Aug
Belgian chocolate is delicious, their pralines are the best.
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@BelleStarr (60597)
• United States
20 Aug
@LadyDuck Absolutely, but not the one that they send to us in the US, I have thought about ordering them directly from Belgium where they are so much better. I love pralines.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
20 Aug
@BelleStarr I have tasted Swiss chocolate in Italy and it was not very good. They have local plants, they should check the quality.
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@LindaOHio (70619)
• United States
18 Aug
What an interesting development! I haven't had cocoa in years; but I used to drink Swiss Miss. Have a great day.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
I always have chocolate bars at home, I like so much dark chocolate.
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@marlina (127789)
• Canada
18 Aug
@LindaOHio , I haven't had a Hot Swiss for a long time
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
19 Aug
@marlina Swiss Miss is not even Swiss, it is American, made by Conagra.
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@gr8nana6 (6771)
• Conyers, Georgia
23 Aug
Glad to see you posting Anna! I probably would have done the same as @DianneN I love Lindt chocolates, I buy them quite often especially the Lindor Truffles.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
23 Aug
The piece of news was funny enough to be shared. I love dark chocolate, I like even too much.
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@gr8nana6 (6771)
• Conyers, Georgia
23 Aug
@LadyDuck Not too crazy about dark chocolate, my weakness is milk chocolate.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
24 Aug
@gr8nana6 My husband likes milk chocolate, I only eat dark chocolate.
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@hereandthere (45989)
• Philippines
18 Aug
lindt is my all-time favorite. i like Whittaker's from NZ too which i got to taste a few years ago. did the air smell of chocolate?
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
I suppose the air smelled of chocolate, the Swiss media did not let us know.
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@AKRao24 (27604)
• India
12 Sep
I think Cocoa is one of the ingredients of the Chocolate and it tastes bitter if consumed like that though it is having good flavour, no?
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
12 Sep
Cocoa is bitter when unprocessed. I like dark chocolate with a high content of cocoa.
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@AKRao24 (27604)
• India
12 Sep
@LadyDuck , So which was the cocoa powder with which the town was dusted, a processed one or the unprocessed one?
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13 Sep
@LadyDuck cocoa powder is these natural food
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@snowy22315 (117513)
• United States
18 Aug
Snowing cocoa so funny, too bad it didn't happen in winter! I just like cocoa in general. I don't have a favorite brand.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
I would have rushed outside trying to catch the cocoa.
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@xFiacre (9570)
• Ireland
18 Aug
@ladyduck Anything strong and dark for me.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
I also only like dark chocolate.
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@Namelesss (3371)
• United States
18 Aug
OMG, Will give a whole new meaning to mouth breathers and booger eaters.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
What a shame the wind did not bring the cocoa here.
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@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
19 Aug
I don't. But I would have been out there with a glass of milk waiting.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
19 Aug
I wonder how bitter the cocoa powder can be before processing.
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@TheHorse (134000)
• Walnut Creek, California
24 Aug
@LadyDuck I wondered that even as I wrote my comment. Perhaps I should add a touch of sugar.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
25 Aug
@TheHorse I want to go visit a chocolate factory, there is one not far from us, but visits are not allowed due to the virus right now.
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@Tampa_girl7 (46438)
• United States
20 Aug
Lindt is one of my favorites. Dark chocolate is my preference.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
20 Aug
Dark chocolate is also my favorite Marie, Lindt it's a bit more expensive than others, but good.
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@Tampa_girl7 (46438)
• United States
20 Aug
@LadyDuck I think it’s worth the price.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
20 Aug
@Tampa_girl7 I agree, when you like dark chocolate you feel the quality.
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@paigea (33927)
• Canada
28 Sep
I like chocolate. I often buy Lindt, but I do not have a favourite brand, really.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
28 Sep
I also do not have a favorite brand, there are a few that I like.
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@paigea (33927)
• Canada
28 Sep
@LadyDuck Such a surprise to see you posted. And I missed it!
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
28 Sep
@paigea It is true that I do not post often, this was a funny piece of news in our local newspapers.
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@garymarsh6 (22806)
• United Kingdom
13 Sep
I do like Lindt chocolate so would probably sat out with my mouth wide open.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
22 Sep
@garymarsh6 I am so sorry for this late reply, I missed the notification Gary. I am sure I would have tried to "catch the chocolate" as we did for the snow as kids.
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@garymarsh6 (22806)
• United Kingdom
23 Sep
@LadyDuck Haha yes just imagine!
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
23 Sep
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@jaboUK (64683)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug
How funny. Good to see a post from you again Anna. My favourite chocolate is Cadburys.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
31 Aug
I had to write something Janet, or I was going to forget how you post discussions here. There is an Italian chocolate brand that I like (NO, NOT Ferrero), it is Pernigotti, very good chocolate.
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@jaboUK (64683)
• United Kingdom
31 Aug
@LadyDuck I'll have to look out for that brand
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
31 Aug
@jaboUK It's a very old brand, I hope they are not going to sell to Nestlè.
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@myklj999 (59744)
• United States
18 Aug
Oh!Em!Gee! HEY EVERYBODY LOOK SHE MADE A DISCUSSION!!! Swiss Miss™ actually, I like to put it with my coughee
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
19 Aug
I know, I know, I have been lazy for a very long time! I also like half tablespoon of instant cocoa powder in my coffee.
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@May2k8 (15501)
• Indonesia
18 Aug
Probably my favorite is silverQueen chocolate, I also like other brands.
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@LadyDuck (346527)
• Switzerland
18 Aug
I never heard of SilverQueen, I like most of Swiss brands and also Belgian pralines.
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