But do they have Oompah Loompahs?
If Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory really existed (and I'm not sure why it doesn't), it'd be more popular than Disneyland. Until some kind entrepreneur decides to tackle that theme park head-on, we'll have to head down Mexico-way to Paseo Tollocan. That's where the brand-new Nestlé Chocolate Museum has just opened.
If you're driving down the freeway to Toluca, watch out for a long, red tunnel leading to the Nestlé factory. Designed by Rojkind Arquitectos, it's inspired by origami to look like something out of a child's wildest imagination – a bird, a spaceship, or even a scrunched-up candy wrapper?
The original plan was to create an inner pathway so kids could tour the factory, but the designers were clearly in the throes of a sugar rush and added a museum, shop and theater. Most amazing of all is it took 2.5 months to create, from design to finished version. Must have been some sugar rush. RM
Images: © Paúl Rivera