A street in a town in western Germany received a resurfacing worthy of the fictitious confectionery Willy Wonka when a ton of chocolate left a factory and solidified.
The German newspaper Soester Anzeiger said a "small technical defect" involving a storage tank caused the sweet and sticky spill of the DreiMeister chocolate factory in Westoennen.
After hitting the cold pavement, the milk chocolate hardened quickly.
About 25 firefighters were able to scoop up the padding and use hot water and torches to remove the remaining pieces from the cracks and holes.
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Chief executive Markus Luckey told Anzeiger that the plant would be back in action on Wednesday.
Luckey said that if the spill had happened closer to Christmas, "this would have been a catastrophe."