Three crab apples high, the Smurfs are remembered by me as a Saturday Morning Cartoon Staple.  I was already past the lunch box phase at that point but I totally would have carried one of these in my younger days.

Smurfette and an unidentifiable Smurf dancing with glee in the forest.  (There's no denying Smurfette was a bit of a tart either.)

From the wiki entry ..How the Smurfs came about is an interesting story actually.  The original term schtroumpf and the accompanying language came during a meal Peyo was having with his colleague and friend André Franquin in which, having momentarily forgotten the word "salt" Peyo asked him (in French) to pass the schtroumpf. Franquin replied: "Here's the Schtroumpf — when you are done schtroumpfing, schtroumpf it back" and the two spent the rest of that weekend speaking in schtroumpf language. The name was later translated into Dutch as Smurf, which was adopted in English.

That being said, you don't need to be Brainy Smurf to figure out that you can get these lunchboxes in our Candy Store in Downtown Carrollton.  So Smurf on down and take a look at them before the movie comes out in the fall.  They are sure to be a hot commodity!

Stay Sweet!

July 28, 2010 — admin