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Peppermint Pigs from Saratoga Sweets

Peppermint Pigs from Saratoga Sweets

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Smash a Peppermint Pig! Start a New Holiday Tradition That Dates Back to Victorian Times

This New Year's tradition started in Saratoga Springs, New York, back in the early 1880s when a candymaker decided to make a peppermint candy pig. The pig symbolizes good health, happiness, and prosperity—all the things everyone wants in the New Year! The tradition is that the candy pig is placed in the velvet bag and smashed with the hammer, and then the pieces of the candy are enjoyed by everyone gathered around the table. Everyone who enjoys a piece of the peppermint candy will also enjoy good health, happiness, and prosperity in the year ahead. Makes a wonderful stocking stuffer or hostess gift!

  • A fun and tasty tradition that dates back to the early 1880s
  • The candy pig is smashed in the velvet bag and the pieces are shared by everyone around the table
  • The pig has always symbolized good health, happiness, and prosperity 
  • One 8 oz or 16 oz.  peppermint pig in a velvet bag with a metal hammer 
  • Made in USA