This is quite the year for precious cargo. Last March, a plane in Russia accidentally dropped $156 million worth of gold bars from the sky; today, a tank truck containing 12 tons of liquid chocolate spilled on a Polish highway.
The truck overturned on the Poznan to Warsaw highway in central Poland, spilled its tasty content across six lanes, and blocked the traffic in both directions.
— MotoSygnały (@MotoRadioPoznan) 9 mai 2018
Thankfully, nobody was badly physically hurt — the driver of the truck only has a broken arm — but chocolate lovers around the world have had their hearts broken upon seeing the waste of so much good stuff.
— RT (@RT_com) 9 mai 2018
That said, nobody has taken advantage of the potential chocolate slip n’ slide opportunities, or volunteered to lick the highway clean. The rescue team is having a hard time getting rid of the chocolate that started solidifying because of the cool temperatures. “It’s worse than snow” explained Bogdan Kowalski, a fire brigade officers to TVN24.
If they need helpers, we suggest they give those stuck in traffic some sliced fruit, so everyone can make a fondue out of it.
H/T: The New York Times