It was a gooey mess.

Firefighters were sent to M&M/Mars plant in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, where two people were trapped in a chocolate vat Thursday afternoon.

According to, the unidentified victims fell into a tank of chocolate, where the cocoa was roughly waist-high. They were apparently unable to get free without assistance after becoming submerged shortly before 2 p.m. The pair was not reported to be injured.

A local CBS affiliate reported that rescue workers were able to free the people who got stuck around 4:15 p.m.

Story by Brian Niemietz, New York Daily News.