John just sent me a warning about making chocolate because he saw a Yahoo! News about a man trapped in chocolate. Read the Associated Press story here (or read on for more detailed info than what was offered in that version).
Me, I get elbows deep at the deepest. That's from fingertip to elbow, not from toe to elbow.
Can you imagine being stuck chest-deep in chocolate with the only hope being enough cocoa butter to thin it and free you?
Because the story happened in Wisconsin, I went to a local source to get more (ehem) color on the event. The Milwaukee Jounal Sentinel gave a lot more information. For instance, the chocolate was dark, not milk. They also said that the poor guy had his pants caught on a roller, and had to wait until the bright firefighters thought to empty the chocolate from the vat so he could take his pants off an climb out.
Here's the Debelis Quality Assurance section of their Web site. Mind you, the copyright hasn't been updated since 2003. But that's just me being picky. (Yes, mine's up to date, you can check it if you must.)