Have you wondered what drink Waiter Smurf carried on his tray? I think I have finally found the answer – a Smurf Latte! The cafe Matcha Mylkbar in St Kilda, Melbourne has started offering this strange looking latte which has caught the attention of coffee and smurf fanatics from all over.
It’s a latte made with lemon, ginger, agave, coffee, and coconut milk, with a bright blue hue created with the addition of E3 live blue algae powder.
Now for all your smurf fanatics, back to Waiter Smurf, Ref #20162. Waiter Smurf was first released in 1983. In Europe it was produced by Schleich with a red cup and silver tray and was available until 1986. In the USA it was produced by Wallace Berrie with a white cup and a brown tray and was available until 1984.
Between 1991 to 1993 Schleich re-released the silver tray version. This version also has a small CE marking on it.
McDonalds also used the Waiter Smurf as part of a promotion in 1996 celebrating 25 years in Germany & The Netherlands. It was also included in their promotion in 1998 celebrating 40 years of McDonalds in UK, Ireland and Iceland.
As part of this promotion the waiter is carrying a thick orange tray with a white cup on it with the M symbol on the front with a thick yellow straw. The smurf has the M embossed into the back of his head.
I am a little surprised that Waiter Smurf has not been used more as a promotional smurf over the years. Perhaps the Waiter Smurf was just waiting for the right drink and now it has finally found it with the Smurf Latte.
Keep on Smurfin