You know a product is popular when the copies come pouring in from China. At a recent product show in Chicago I spotted a large booth sporting every traditional Mexican cooking tool that you might find in any Mexican kitchen. The first item I picked up was a molcajete. I turned the box over and saw the "Made In China" sticker. After a closeup look at the molcajete it was clear it was not handmade or Mexican. And so it was, product after product from the Mexican clay olla, to the lemon juicer and ice shaver, all made in China. About two weeks later at a Mexican market I found the exact same molcajetes, boxes disposed of so no indication of where it came from. Any uninitiated buyer would not know it was Chinese.
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