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Factory spills liquid chocolate all over the road

By T.K. Randall
December 12, 2018 · Comment icon 13 comments



Firefighters in the town of Werl in Germany were tasked with cleaning up a huge chocolate spill earlier this week.
The incident, which occurred outside the DreiMeister factory, saw around one ton of liquid chocolate gush from a storage tank and on to the street due to a 'small technical defect'.

The cold weather soon caused the confectionery to solidify on the ground, leaving firefighters struggling to clean up the mess.
They worked for hours using shovels, hot water and torches to remove the chocolate.

"About a ton of chocolate ran out into the yard and from there onto the street," said a spokesman for the town's fire department. "Despite this heart breaking incident, it is unlikely that a chocolate-free Christmas is imminent in Werl."



Source: Sputnik International | Comments (13)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by freetoroam 4 years ago
The rats are going to be having a party.
Comment icon #5 Posted by third_eye 4 years ago
Its gonna be a season of decadence for them rats ... ~
Comment icon #6 Posted by freetoroam 4 years ago
Some kebab shops,   KFC's  and some Chinese takeaways will be selling sweeter meat for a few months.
Comment icon #7 Posted by XenoFish 4 years ago
Comment icon #8 Posted by Stiff 4 years ago
This reminds me of that guy who died working in a chocolate factory when he fell in a vat full of chocolate. At his funeral they played Paper Lace's - 'Billy Don't be an Aero'
Comment icon #9 Posted by Carlos Allende 4 years ago
Tried summoning up the Two Ronnies from the afterlife to get a joke, but they're too far gone.
Comment icon #10 Posted by spartan max2 4 years ago
If this is not a sign of the end times then I don't know what is lol
Comment icon #11 Posted by Seti42 4 years ago
mmmm...chocolate
Comment icon #12 Posted by Myles 4 years ago
At least it is not as bad as the Great Molasses spill of 1919. 21 fatalities.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Molasses_Flood The disaster occurred at the Purity Distilling Company facility on January 15, 1919. The temperature had risen above 40 °F (4 °C), climbing rapidly from the frigid temperatures of the preceding days.[2]:91, 95 Molasses can be fermented to produce rum and ethanol, the active ingredient in other alcoholic beverages and a key component in the manufacturing of munitions.[2]:11 The stored molasses was awaiting transfer to the Purity plant situated between Willow Street ... [More]
Comment icon #13 Posted by kapow53 4 years ago
Must have been a very expensive accident.


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