In an effort to tackle a very unusual, but sweet emergency, a group of firefighters in the German town of Werl used shovels, hot water, and torches to remove a tonne of liquefied chocolate in a massive spill from the DreiMeister factory.

After flowing out of a storage tank with a “small technical defect”, the chocolate quickly hardened on the pavement due to the chilly weather and settled in cracks and gaps in the road, leaving a sweet mess in the street.

The chocolate factory’s owner told the German newspaper Soester Anzeiger that if the leak had happened closer to Christmas, that would’ve been a disaster.

Residents of the town of Werl in western Germany have witnessed a major chocolate “explosion” something which sounds like a stunt Willy Wonka would pull.