The Peppermint Pig - A Holiday Tradition in the North Country
A local tradition here in the Adirondack's i thought i would share with all of you.... We are delighted this year to share with you here at the Pink Pig the "Peppermint Pig" by Saratoga Sweets.
This "Peppermint Pig™ as aptly it was named, was cast of hard candy similar in fashion to candy cane and festive pink in colour. And while the pig is honored in Victorian holiday tradition as a symbol of good health, happiness and prosperity, these special "Peppermint Pigs",™ unique to Saratoga Springs, New York, came to represent much more. They proudly stood for and old-fashioned Yuletide itself-a wonderful time when red-cheeked children laughed and rode old wooden sleds over fresh snow, when church bells pealed and fond recollections were shared by family and friends. After the holiday dinner, the Pig was passed amongst those gathered, each in turn giving the pouch a firm tap and sharing a tale of the past year's good fortune. The delicious broken peppermint and warm memories were enjoyed by all in hopes of prosperity for the coming year.
Visit our shop and choose your selection of Peppermint Pigs to add as part of your Holiday Tradition!