Firefighters were called to a clear a road flooded with chocolate after a storage tank leaked and spilled its content.
In what has been described as a ‘small technical defect’ the liquid chocolate oozed out of the tank, out of the factory and onto a road where it solidified.
The job to clear it up then fell to around 25 firefighters who pried it off with shovels, hot water and torches to remove the leftover bits from cracks and holes in the road.
The chocolate oozed from the DreiMeister chocolate factory in Westoennen, north west Germany, yesterday. Company boss Markus Luckey said the factory would be back in action today.
He added that if the spill had happened closer to Christmas ‘that would have been a catastrophe’.