That’s Mickey Mouse Hour
There’s not much to pen here beyond … I mean, just look at the photo. It’s laughable to think that someone would have big enough cojones to shamelessly rip off both the Disney logo AND the Disney font. That in and of itself would have made this a classic. But it turns out that Mexico’s “Candy World” also swipes its name from another Candy World that’s been operating in U.S. since the mid 90’s.
It’s actually not THAT unusual to hear about unabashed brand rip-offs. China’s loose oversight leads to numerous finds, including this amazingly-real Apple Store knockoff. And recently there was the case of a “Hitler Fried Chicken” operating in Thailand; KFC was not amused.
But it IS rare to encounter such an overt display in an industrialized Western setting. After all, this Candy World was found inside a popular mall within the confines of Puebla, Mexico … and not in some remote village in the Andes.
Looks like Mickey’s become the Fourth Caballero.
- Paulo Molina, thatsamateurhour.com