Posted by Nerdist.com on May 13, 2018
While no one was killed when a tractor trailer driving along the A2 highway in western Poland turned over, shutting down traffic in both directions (though the truck’s driver did suffer a broken arm), the crash was still tragic for another horrible reason: it was carrying 12 tons of liquid chocolate that spilled across all four lanes. And it created one very sad–and very challenging–cleanup.
While we mourn the loss of the sweet, sweet chocolate that flooded the highway in Graboszewo, Poland, crews from the nearby town of Slupca had to deal with the much more pressing issue of eliminating a mess that senior fire brigadier Bogdan Kowalski said would be harder to clean up than an oil stain.
According to The New York Times, the Sculpa police media officer Marlena Kukawka said the chocolate, which began to harden in the sun, needed to be melted with hot water before it could be washed away, which she said would take a few hours. (Though it will take a lifetime for us to get over something so horrible.) We would have suggested they use hot milk to create the world’s biggest hot chocolate bar, but that’s probably why we aren’t consulted on environmental disasters.
However, there obviously was one man they should have called.
Like we always say….from now on….when you have a highway of chocolate, turn to someone who knows about swimming in a river of it.
What would you do if you had 12 tons of chocolate to get rid of? Give us your best way of eliminating such a sweet problem in the comments below.
Angela Castleton, 54, from Middlesborough, gets paid £9 an hour to chomp on Cadbury's chocolate.MOST of us would love to eat chocolate everyday but imagine getting PAID for it?That's exactly what Angela Castleton, from Middlesborough, does in her job as a chocolate taster.The 54-year-old, who used to work in IT, is now employed part-time by [...]
When it comes to chocolate, it always turns out to be a personal matter. While one loves Kinder Bueno and the other’s favourite is Milky Way, then there is one cocoa treat that rules supreme, and then comes the ultimate humble KitKat.The chocolate covered-wafer bar beat a quantity of worthy contenders to the top ranking [...]
Chocoholics, it’s your lucky day — you could now be paid to eat chocolate for a living.Four new roles have opened up in the UK with Mondelez International, the firm behind Oreo cookies and Cadbury snacks, offering to pay you to taste chocolate and cocoa drinks.The company is looking for one “Chocolate & Cocoa Beverage [...]
MELBOURNE’S favourite purple packaged, honeycomb chocolate treat the Violet Crumble has been sold to a South Australian company.Robern Menz announced it had acquired the Melbourne-invented chocolate brand from Swiss confectionary giant Nestle on Thursday morning.The acquisition brings one of the nation’s iconic and favourite snacks back under Australian ownership.Robern Menz is a Fourth generation family-owned [...]
A lot of the Internet-reading public spent the beginning of their New Year scrolling past predictions that chocolate could be extinct by the year 2050, leading to a slightly frantic dialogue about whether it could be spared via candy company-sponsored genetic engineering.The chocolate doomsday news was somewhat overblown online; the source of this week's mania [...]
BOOSTING your performance between the sheets not only improves your love life — it can also improve your health.New research has revealed that men who have sex several times a week can improve their circulation which in turn gives them healthier blood vessels.But what can men do if their libido is falling flat and getting [...]
Post your pic of your Chocablock Chocolates to Facebook or Instagram for your chance to win $100 of chocolates today!Our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chocablockOur Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chocablockchocolates/Terms & Conditions: The prize draw (the "Prize Draw") is open to people aged 18 and over.Employees or agencies of Chocablock Chocolates or their family members, or anyone else connected with the Prize [...]
Which Brands Are Safe, and Which Are Not?Pure, unsweetened chocolate, made by liquefying roasted cacao beans and containing nothing but those roasted beans, should be completely gluten-free. But pure, unsweetened chocolate also doesn't taste very good—a friend of mine says it tastes a little like, well, dirt.To make the purest version of the sweetened, smooth [...]
When Mamey Kamara attended the opening of Ivorian chocolatier Instant Chocolat, she instantly fell in love. Born and raised in Abidjan, Kamara grew up exposed to European chocolate brands Cote d’Or and Milka. But through the Ivorian-made treats, she satisfied both her sweet tooth and patriotism. “To see young, ambitious Ivoirians makes me dream. There’s a [...]