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Morning Fire At Blommer Chocolate Factory Not So Sweet

By Lisa White in News on Nov 5, 2013 3:45PM

Blommer Chocolate/Courtesy of Rachelle Bowden

The Blommer Chocolate Company, everyone's favorite downtown olfactory experience, experienced a small fire this morning that halted production at the plant. According to the Sun-Times, around 5:20 a.m. four fire engines arrived at the factory after one of five-story chocolate roasters caught fire. That is a lot of burnt cocoa bean smells wafting down through the West Loop area.

There were no injuries and it took the firefighters about 30 minutes to put out the blaze. The real bummer, which a worker pointed out to the Sun-Times, is the fire probably will force the factory to redo all the work they did during the night. A mechanic at the factory brought up the fact they are bringing in a lot of water which will contaminate the chocolate. True, but we’re not sure what they expect firefighters to use when fighting a five-story fire. It isn’t like a small grease fire, they can’t just throw a bunch of baking soda on it and call it a day.

Regardless the setback in production, we’re just glad no one was injured and Blommer can now continue perfuming their neighborhood with the fine smells of melted chocolate.