Taiwan might have its Nazi Pasta (by “might” I mean “yeah, they fucking do“) but it’s India who’ve set the bar for third reich-themed foodstuffs. There, vendors have apparently been busy selling oodles of Hitler brand ice cream out of boxes emblazoned with swastikas, and even Adolf’s smug mug.
Reports The Daily Mail:
In some instances he appears in cartoon form in a Swastika-shaped top hat with a jaunty red bowtie, which is somewhat at odds with his furious expression.
Other more sombre packages depict him in full military regalia with almost photographic realism, looking very out of place next to an ice cream that’s almost as big as he is.
An ice cream cone named after Hitler is available in India http://t.co/jOgoXFmVQE pic.twitter.com/rTs5y296CX
— Daily Mail Online (@MailOnline) May 26, 2015
Jaunty red bowties? Fuhrer-sized cones? One can’t help but wonder whether this is, as The Mail speculates, simply a result of India’s near-nonexistent Holocaust education, or if it is (as I hope) a shrewd (albeit geographically befuddling) Mel Brooks-ian ploy to defang the Nazi leader’s memory, and present him instead as an irrevocable buffoon.
However Hitler’s face made it onto everyone’s favorite summertime sweet, many back in ze fatherland are up in arms over the news of his newfound fame as an ice cream model. German newspaper Bild-Zeitung called the cones a “macabre publicity stunt” while others taken to twitter in order to vent their anger.
It has been reported that Hitler himself was, in fact, a fan of ice cream, with accounts of his lunches consisting of “ice cream, boiled potatoes and strawberries.”
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