It’s rare that Rhythm and Rail would collide with Christmas on Broadway.
But when chocolate is involved, it’s like all the festivals have come at once.
Teams from the committees faced off on Thursday for the Licorice and Chocolate Factory’s annual company challenge.
The contests included building the highest chocolate tower, sinking the most chocolate-covered macadamias on the pool table, and scoffing the most rocky road from a conveyor belt of sweetness.
The competition was tight, just a centimetre difference in the tower, just a second off with the rocky road.
Any sign of friendliness evaporated when that first plate hit the table.
But at the end of the day, Junee Business and Trade took out the ultimate prize – 12 months worth of bragging rights.
Rhythm and Rail president Nicholas Pyers said it was their chocolate snooker performance that let them down.
“My three attempts, we won’t even discuss. I didn’t score in all three tries,” he said.
With a whole year until the next contest, there’s plenty of time to perfect the technique to snatch back victory.
“The pool one we’ll have to practice. It shouldn’t be hard to set up our own,” Mr Pyers said.
Teams of co-workers from Junee’s business sector took on the challenge over two days.
The final scores are yet to be tallied onto the overall leaderboard, but the Rhythm and Rail team are confident they may still be able to claim a small victory.
“We certainly weren’t the last on the leader board, so that’s a win,” said Mr Pyers.
“[Junee Business and Trade] will wait to see where they are on the leaderboard, but no doubt there will be some ribbing coming our way, and we’ll have to take it on the chin.
“It was our first time in the challenge, but we’ll be back next year.”