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This Donald Trump Pinata Will Make Birthday Parties Great Again

By Joe Ward | June 24, 2016 1:25pm | Updated on June 27, 2016 8:36am
 Dulcelandia, a candy store chain in Chicago, is selling a
Dulcelandia, a candy store chain in Chicago, is selling a "politician pinata" resembling Donald Trump.
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CHICAGO — A chain of Mexican candy stores in Chicago is helping residents vent their frustrations over the presidential election in a creative and delicious manner.

Dulcelandia began selling a Donald Trump piñata this week. It's the newest addition to their piñata line and was created after enough customers requested it, said Eve Rodriguez Montoya, who does marketing for Dulcelandia.

"It's all customer based," she said. "They've been asking for piñatas reflecting the upcoming election. It's fun."

The "politician piñata" at Dulcelandia, a Mexican candy store chain in Chicago. [Facebook]

Trump, the prospective Republican nominee for president, has drawn the scorn of Mexican Americans for his pledge to build a wall between Mexico and the United States as well as his call to deport millions of illegal immigrants from Mexico.

Despite this animosity, Dulcelandia is trying to remain as neutral as it can while selling the piñatas. The store is referring to the piñata in the mold of Trump as their "politician piñata," but the resemblance is unmistakable.

"That's the look we thought people wanted to see," Rodriguez Montoya said with a laugh.

Piñatas are a popular staple of birthday parties and other celebrations in Mexico and among Mexican Americans, Rodriguez Montoya said. Adults buy them, too, she said, and not just for their child's birthday.

"The Mexican American generation has grown up," she said. "[They used to get] a favorite cartoon character. Now they're older, they have frustrations they want to let out.

"What a better way to do that but hit a piñata with a stick," she said, laughing.

Trump isn't the only politico people want to whack. Dulcelandia has received requests for Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto piñatas as well. Rodriguez Montoya said the store is considering making those.

The piñatas sell for $24.99 and are available at each of Dulcelandia's four locations. Rodriguez Montoya said workers are trying to keep up with demand.

"They're pretty popular," she said. "We're not sold out yet but we're selling pretty steadily."

The "politician piñata" at Dulcelandia, a Mexican candy store chain in Chicago. [Facebook]

This isn't the first Trump piñata to appear in Chicago. A Boystown bar had a "bash Trump" event featuring The Donald in piñata form.

Others have gone to even more creative means to show their displeasure with the candidate: one Chicago artist has made Trump toilets and others prefer middle-finger selfies in front of Trump Tower


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