Contact Us

Thieves Make Off With 18 Tons of Chocolate

chocolate
scubadive67, Flickr

Call it the great chocolate caper…

A tractor trailer from Slovakia rolled up to a chocolate factory in Bludenz, Austria and picked up eighteen tons of chocolate that were to be delivered to the Czech Republic. When the order never arrived the factory contacted the authorities, who were able to determine that the license and papers presented by the Slovak driver were counterfeit.

The thirty-three pallets of milk chocolate remain at large. Not much is known about what kind of market there is for stolen chocolate, but what we do know is that the haul is equivalent to a little over 370,000 standard sized Hershey bars.

Of course, that’s assuming the thieves aren’t planning on going all-out ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and creating a river of sweet stuff — a tempting option after a chocolate theft of this magnitude.

Best of the Web

More From Around the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://thefw.com using your Facebook account.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on TheFW quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on TheFW quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!