Peppermint pigs a smashing tradition

Associated Press
In this Dec. 6, 2012, photo, Mike Fitzgerald poses with Willie the Pig, the store mascot, in the parking lot of his Saratoga Sweets store in Halfmoon, N.Y. A holiday tradition in the upstate New York resort town of Saratoga Springs 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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