They're back! Or maybe they never went out of vogue in Germany. Whatever the case, The Smurfs, or Die Schluempfe, turned fifty years old in 2008 and Germany is celebrating by featuring them in the Kinder Surprise eggs.
Kinder Eggs are the most popular candy among children here, with very good reason. A foil-wrapped chocolate egg shell that contains a toy surprise inside. Often a very good toy! I cannot imagine why these are not available in the U.S.
Naturally, Aaron and I are hooked. What do you mean we're too old for toys? Now that there is a possibility of getting a Smurf I absolutely can't resist the thrill of the hunt. (Okay, well, there's also the thrill of delicious milk chocolate melting on my tongue...) The odds of getting a Smurf were 1 in 7 and we had no luck. So, when we found these 6-packs at the store last night with 2 Smurfs guaranteed we were so excited! So far we've found one Smurf out of the four eggs we opened! The anticipation is killing me. It feels just like Christmas, and like my Smurf-themed seventh birthday party!