Ice cream cone named after Adolf Hitler on sale in India

The ice cream’s packaging which is large cardboard boxes includes images of the Nazi leader. (Photo courtesy: Ents Images/Daily Mail)

An Indian ice cream branded with portraits of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler has caused uproar in Germany, where local media has called the frozen treats a “macabre publicity stunt.”

The ice cream’s packaging features images of the Nazi leader. In one, Hitler is depicted wearing a top hat decorated with a red swastika.

Yet in India, the notorious dictator is not so readily despised, due to a lack of awareness of Holocaust which killed millions means the snack is not shocking to most people.

Many Germans have asked for the product to be withdrawn. As one spectator in Berlin said, in comments carried by UK paper the Daily Mail, “there is taste and there is tastelessness. The people of India should be made aware of the terrible crimes committed by him.”