The number one thing I’ve learned from the story, is that when milk chocolate is transported in a tanker, it is kept warm. Probably could have put that together without 12 tons of it spilling all over a Polish highway, but honestly, it never occurred to me to think about that carefully.
Comments from the team cleaning up the spill include sentements like “cooling chocolate is worse than snow” and “ cleaning up an oil spill is easier.“ Hot water had to be trucked in to re-melt the chocolate, and subsequently wash it off the road.
The most unfortunate part of this entire story is (save for the local journalist who lost his shoe to the chocolate monster) there is no footage of anyone slipping, sliding, or otherwise rolling around in what could be seen as a real gift from the Gods of the Land of Chocolate. There was a REAL missed opportunity here. Perhaps the folks in the affected area were too bashful, or it was a matter of the timing of the spill … but there would be an extra few minutes of fame for the person who was able to strip naked and roll around in the chocolate highway disaster, or spell out their twitter handle for the cameras shooting from the helicopter.
Very disappointing …