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'Fox's U-Bet' Truck Accidentally Sprays Syrup All Over Brownsville School

By  Anton K. Nilsson and Amy Zimmer | September 30, 2015 1:36pm 

 P.S./M.S. 41 got doused in goo on Sept. 14 from a delivery truck belonging to the legendary egg cream syrup factory H. Fox & Co. across the street.
H. Fox & Co. Delivery Truck Sprays Syrup on P.S./M.S. 41
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A public school found itself in a sticky situation earlier this month — literally.

P.S./M.S. 41, an elementary and middle school at 411 Thatford Ave., was accidentally doused in syrup by a delivery truck from the H. Fox & Co. plant, which manufactures the legendary "Fox's U-Bet" chocolate flavor syrup right across the street, officials said.

"Due to an accident, some syrup was spilled on a small portion of the building and it has been fully cleaned," DOE spokesman Jason Fink said.

Sources said the school needed a power washing to get the grime off following the Sept. 14 incident.

A tree in front of the school was also coated with goo, but was unable to be cleaned. Days after the incident, orange construction cones lined the front sidewalk of the school with caution tape, and the syrup had dried into shiny sugary pellets that beaded up on the trunk and lay on the soil and sidewalk nearby.

It was unclear what flavor the syrup was. The hundred-year-old company located at 416 Thatford Ave. manufactures chocolate syrup — a favorite for authentic egg cream aficionados — as well as black cherry, rasberry and malt.

Luckily — or maybe unluckily for sweet-toothed students — the school was closed at the time for the Rosh Hashanah holiday.

"Nobody was here to see it," said a school staffer who asked to remain anonymous.

H. Fox & Co. reps did not respond for request to comment.