I have lost my taste for chocolate…

UK Invader Odyssey can’t be sugar coated…

From a ramshackle camp in the woods outside Calais, a Syrian refugee made his 18th attempt to stow away in a lorry bound for the UK. Here he tells how he ended up in a tank of melted chocolate – an experience that almost killed him.

We knew that our lorry was going to the UK because the trafficker had seen a card that gets posted on the lorries when they come into the waiting area. He’s a Kurdish guy from Iraq and has been doing this for years. I left Syria with nothing, so I’d been working for him in Calais almost two months to pay my way. He said that these lorries, the ones that carry liquids, go straight on to the train without getting X-rayed.

The driver was still asleep in the cab, so we had to climb up on to the tank quietly. The hatch on top was locked, but the trafficker cut the wires.

We had no idea what was in there, but as soon as he opened it the smell hit us. It was chocolate.

h/t ZD

  • Exile1981

    Yuck, how many of them urinated while in the chocolate?

    • God knows, I hope the cargo was dumped.

      • Exile1981

        Depends on if they realized people had been hiding in the tanker or not, the chocolate down the side would be a big tip off as would the shoes in the vat of chocolate. I guess it depends on who the end user was and if they where more worried about contamination or loss of product.

    • Chocolate gets heated before made into products.

      Not that I would eat THAT particular chocolate.

      • Exile1981

        But is it hot enough to become sterile and even if it is would it kill any illnesses that the swimmers had left behind.

        • I do not know.

          Don’t let this spoil your creme egg eating.

          • Exile1981

            I looked it up, the answer is NO. The temperature needed to kill a virus or bacteria is 273F which is 134C. The transportation temperature of Chocolate is between 34 and 40C. Chocolate shipped is not sterilized a second time once shipped.

            SO the chocolate never gets within 100C of the temp needed to remove any illnesses the swimmers may have had… like the clap.

          • DVult

            Have a nice tasty Ebola bar. You will eat just one.

          • Then that will ruin your creme egg eating.

  • ntt1

    This explains why Cadburys chocolate is now halal. its the muslim content.

    • Frau Katze

      LOL! Puts me right off Cadbury.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Foodie fanatics like to gush about “death by chocolate,” but this is taking things too literally.

    • Frau Katze

      No kidding.