Kicker: Tearing down Berlin’s chocolate wall


MEGAN BASHAM, HOST: As the people of Germany learned 30 years ago when the Berlin Wall fell—freedom tastes pretty sweet.

AUDIO: [Sound of hitting wall]

That is the sound of freedom lovers knocking chunks of wall to the ground right before eating them. 

You heard right. They ate chunks of the wall! 

Just not the actual Berlin Wall. This was a scaled down replica made of chocolate

A French chocolatier created a wall out of 440 pounds of chocolate! Patrick Roger and some helpers carefully crafted it to look like the real thing. Even down to the faux spray paint with the words “freedom” and, “I am a Berliner,” in German.

Roger and a few friends hammered the replica to the ground last weekend to celebrate the actual wall’s coming down in 1989.

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(AP Photo/Thibault Camus) French chocolate maker Patrick Roger, center left, destroys a reproduction of the Berlin wall in chocolate, to mark the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, in Paris, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. 

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