For years people have been warned not to eat yellow snow, the reasons for this were unclear to scientists at Swansea University for the Criminally Insane.
In a blind taste test of plain, vanilla, white snow and yellow snow, the yellow snow was universally described as tastier.
"The range of opinions on the yellow snow were piquant, tart and, in one case, chewy," said Peewee Herman, the Cuisinologist in charge of the taste tests. "The white snow was described as bland, featureless and watery."
Due to the lack of snow this winter, it has been difficult for the scientists at Swansea University to locate enough yellow snow to do extensive taste tests with members of the public, however, plans are in place to travel to the skiing resort of Val d'Isère to collect more.
"What little yellow snow we have found," said Herman, "has turned out rather morish. I for one couldn't get enough."
The trip to Val d'Isère has been sponsored by Heston Blumenthal, who is interested in trying to incorporate yellow snow into some of his more outlandish recipes.
"As with all snow," said Herman, "we have discovered that it has a limited shelf life. If we don't eat it quickly enough it melts on the shelf and either looks like a puddle of water or a puddle of piddle. At this point, it doesn't look appetising, so we just wipe it up."