Sweet Escape: Chocolate-Laden Truck Stolen in Germany

Sweet Escape: Chocolate-Laden Truck Stolen in Germany Getty Images, File

A semi-trailer full of chocolate has been stolen in a small central German town, say police who are calling on witnesses who may have seen the sweet-toothed thieves.

The cooled truck trailer contained 20 metric tons (22 tons) of chocolate including Kinder Surprise eggs, Nutella hazelnut-chocolate cream and Valparaiso chocolate fruit pearls, police spokesman Martin Ahlich said Tuesday.

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The trailer was stolen in the Hesse town of Neustadt at the weekend and that the thieves must have brought in a truck to haul away the sweet spoils, Ahlich said.

"It's not even clear if they were after the sweets or after the trailer — at this point we don't know what their motive was," he said.

The chocolate swag is worth 50,000-70,000 euros ($59,000-82,000).