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One of the most beloved stories of all time, Snow White began as a German fairy tale, first published by the Brothers Grimm in 1812 as a part of the first edition of their collection, Grimms’ Fairy Tales. The original story was revised by the Brothers in 1854. The Dwarfs were not mentioned in either title, and they remained anonymous, not given names. While Snow White was always portrayed as the beautiful maiden trying to escape from the Evil Queen who was trying to kill her, and the dwarfs always cared for and rescued her, several major revisions were made throughout the history of the story.

The well-known mini-heroes of the tale were first named when the fable hit Broadway in 1912, at the ripe old age of one hundred. Five of the names used on stage were Blick, Glick, Snick, Flick, and Whick.

When Walt Disney recreated the story in 1937, he chose to call it Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and gave the seven mini-men much more prominent roles. Mr. Disney also gave them their beloved names, each a reflection of that dwarf’s personality. When Snow White and her handsome Prince put together the guest list for their wedding, they invited The Super Seven — Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey. Thank goodness Walt Disney and his crew were selective, as there were scores of names submitted for consideration, including some that today would be considered politically incorrect.

Your favorite Pizza of the Month Club encourages you to not be Bashful or Grumpy as you reach for seconds and thirds of this month’s pizza selections, including our Snow White Gourmet Pizza. We suggest you just be Happy!

Take a Close Look at this Month’s Pizza Selections . . . Please see individual pizza labels for how to bake the perfect CHICAGO DEEP DISH PAN CRUST PIZZA.

#1  SNOW WHITE GOURMET PIZZA

No more Grumpy when you serve this Ricotta cheese beauty with healthy chunks of sliced artichokes and onion! The basil olive oil sauce is the perfect addition, made with olive and corn oils, garlic salt and powder, cayenne pepper, and spicy romano cheese.

#2  SWEET N’ SPICE GOURMET PIZZA

This deep dish pan crust is topped with your favorite Pizza of the Month Club’s signature tomato sauce (with onions, garlic, spices, Romano, oils and Chablis). Then toppings of pineapple, spiced Italian sausage and mozzarella are sprinkled atop by our chefs, who are NOT Bashful when it comes to bountiful servings!

#3 AARON’S MIX GOURMET PIZZA

Aaron isn’t one of the seven dwarfs. He’s too busy making pizzas! In addition to our signature tomato sauce, he adds handsfuls of fresh mushrooms, green olives and lotsa Mozzarella to make everybody Happy!

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