The chocolate oozed out of the tank, out of the DreiMeister chocolate factory in Westoennen. A ton of chocolate spilled out onto the street then quickly set on the cold pavement.

Spilt chocolate is seen on a road in Werl, Germany December 10, 2018

25 firefighters have to clean up with shovels, hot water and torches to remove the leftover bits from cracks and holes in the road.

Firefighters used spades, hot water and torches to remove the chocolate from the road.

Company boss Markus Luckey said that if the spill had happened closer to Christmas ‘that would have been a catastrophe’.