Overturned Truck With 6,000 Gallons of Condensed Milk is a Tragedy for Vietnamese Coffee

Overturned Truck With 6,000 Gallons of Condensed Milk is a Tragedy for Vietnamese Coffee

December 4, 2019
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A tanker truck overturned off the 5 Freeway in Lebec, California, south of Bakersfield, on Monday morning.

Photos of tanker truck over the side of SB I-5 at Smokey Bear Rd – right lane closed. https://t.co/I3aZOCtycH pic.twitter.com/bqAPTtZ8AA

— Caltrans District 7 (@CaltransDist7) <ahref=”https://twitter.com/CaltransDist7/status/1201536721524944896?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>December 2, 2019

According to the Los Angeles Times, the truck was carrying the equivalent of 96,000 cups of condensed milk, a key ingredient in Vietnamese coffee. Given that a standard serving of Vietnamese coffee, which is also popularly served iced, requires around two tablespoons of condensed milk, along with fresh brewed coffee, the truck was carrying enough precious condensed milk to make 768,000 Vietnamese coffees.
Fortunately, clean up crews worked starting at 6:00 a.m. to pump out any condensed milk that could be saved as well as repair the guardrail that the truck crashed through. The clean up was estimated by the California Highway Patrol to take until at least 3:30 p.m.
It is unknown what caused the crash, though inclement weather looks to be the culprit. It is unclear how many Vietnamese coffees in condensed milk were saved, but we are sending our thoughts and prayers to every potential cup.
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