Truck Carrying Hershey's Chocolate Goes Up In Flames

The most unfortunate s’more you’ve ever seen.

By Ethan L. Johns
June 29, 2018

Image: iStock

This ain’t no campfire, friends.

In today’s food disaster news, a semi-trailer carrying a load of chocolate caught fire in Iowa on Wednesday while traveling west from Hershey, Pennsylvania.

The trailer fire occurred on Interstate 80, and was caused by malfunctioning brakes, according to state police. The driver was able to pull off to the side of the road and detach the cab from the trailer before the fire could spread.

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The driver was not injured, but the same cannot be said for all the innocent chocolate being hauled, which was undoubtedly on its way to the mouths of sweet-hungry children.

Video of the incident was obtained by KCCI Des Moines, which first reported the story.

It’s too bad that none could be salvaged—this could have broken a record for the world’s largest s’more. The only problem would have been the burning plastic…

This chocolate incident comes just under two months after a tanker overturned, spilling 12 tons of molten joy onto a Polish highway.

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About Ethan L. Johns

Ethan is the Food News Writer at Genius Kitchen. An expert on the Parisian bistrot, he likes bitters and salted butters, and is no fan of dessert unless it's made with fruit. His hobbies include reading up on the history of borscht and attempting to roll perfect couscous by hand. Twits & Instagram @EthanLJohns