Peppermint pigs a smashing tradition

Associated Press
In this Dec. 6, 2012, photo, Mike Fitzgerald removes peppermint pigs from a mold at his Saratoga Sweets store 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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