Peppermint pigs a smashing tradition

Associated Press
In this Dec. 6, 2012, photo, Blaine Serven heats peppermint mixture in teapots that will be used to make peppermint pigs at Saratoga Sweets in Halfmoon, N.Y. A holiday tradition in upstate New York has a peppermint twist: pig-shaped hard candies are sold with little metal hammers to be smashed at Christmas. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

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A holiday tradition in an upstate New York resort town has a peppermint twist: pig-shaped hard candies are sold with little metal hammers to smash them at Christmas.

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