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Germany just experienced an enormous chocolate spill—and it looks absolutely delicious
There was an emergency in the land of chocolate.
Oh, the humanity. Germany has just suffered one of the most delicious industrial spills in the world, and Twitter is eager to give it a try.
Earlier this week in Werl, Germany, a “small technical defect” in Westönnen’s DreiMeister chocolate factory brought a ton of milk chocolate out into the streets, according to The Guardian. The sugary confection soon froze to the road, posing an incredibly dangerous risk to drivers. Around two dozen firefighters were dispatched to take out the sugary mess with shovels, hot water, and torches.
Sadly, initial reports fail to disclose whether responding officers were allowed to eat the chocolate when they were done with all the hard work. Hopefully, news reporters covering the story will be given a complimentary slice.
— Alec Luhn (@ASLuhn) December 12, 2018
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) December 12, 2018
It didn’t take long for Twitter to fall in love with the mess.
Not the German chocolate 🤦♀️ pic.twitter.com/elOtbMxJI0
— Lori-Jo Carroll (@Harmoney12) December 12, 2018
Where's Augustus Gloop when you need him…
— Brandi (@brandiwastaken) December 12, 2018
— The Bad Elf (@The_BadElf) December 12, 2018
Huge chocolate spill in Germany. German officials currently looking for this man… pic.twitter.com/jqBaRl1ZGI
— Rummy (@RumfordJohnny) December 12, 2018
— . (@ArkhamPolitics) December 12, 2018
Plenty of Twitter users volunteered to help.
I'll help clean! pic.twitter.com/N0UEPAd3nU
— M (@m0rbidmel) December 12, 2018
— and still I rise (@itcould_besweet) December 12, 2018
This is literally how I would have aided the cleaning effort. pic.twitter.com/GI7Ldt8jH5
— World's Ugliest Man (@The_Insulin_K) December 12, 2018
I have a team of specialist chocolate cleaners in my house if they need help. We are aged 7, 9, 36 and 42. We work for free.
— Aileen Stewart (@aileenst8) December 12, 2018
The puns practically wrote themselves.
— Amy B Wang (@amybwang) December 12, 2018
— Rothenberger Annette (@AnnetteMurphyR1) December 12, 2018
Homer Simpson was right!… Germany *is* The Land of Chocolate! Mmmmmm… Chocolate…. pic.twitter.com/YtIDjAEf4x
— Davide Bruzzone (@dbruzzone) December 12, 2018
Not to be a buzzkill, but you probably shouldn’t eat that frozen chocolate. It’s been hanging out in the middle of the road, exposed to all sorts of bacteria, and manhandled by a bunch of firefighters. It looks delicious, sure, but it’s the industrial equivalent of eating frozen chocolate off a sidewalk.
That said, if only the rest of the world could be like Germany, the world would be a sweeter place.
USA: Trump threatens with shut down.
UK: Vote of no confidence
France: Protests and looting
Belgium: Government loses majority
— Sarah Schygulla (@Sarah_Schygulla) December 12, 2018
Ana Valens is an LGBTQ reporter and essayist for the Daily Dot. Her work has previously appeared in Bitch, the Establishment, Vice's Waypoint, Rolling Stone's Glixel, and the Toast. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.