Peppertmint Pig Gift Box

$13.00

Peppermint Pig™ Combination Pack

The combination pack includes Noel (the medium sized pig), nickel plated hammer, red velvet pouch, "Legend" storycard and instructions on how to break your Peppermint Pig™. It is of course, gift boxed. The combination pack is truly the ideal gift for others; or the perfect way to open your family's heart to this wonderful tradition of fun and sharing.



The Peppermint Pig™ Tradition
In early Decembers long since past, while the quaint Victorian village of Saratoga Springs slept quietly through a chilled and moonlit eve, legend suggests that a bit of magic was in the making.

The first dusting of winter's snow gathered in darkened downtown doorways and twirled by night's wind seemed to dance and whirl like sugarplum fairies. Behind the oaken doors of gingerbread-sized candy shops that dotted Saratoga, tireless old candy makers, bathed in amber glow of crackling hearth and bubbling candy pots, labored on into the night creating... and continuing a holiday tradition known to all as the "Peppermint Pig™



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.



As holiday seasons passed and time marched further into a new century, the tradition of the "Peppermint Pig™ continued on in popularity...until Father Time could wait no longer. One by one the candy makers of Saratoga Springs passed onto their reward and the "Peppermint Pigs™ became but a wonderful memory

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  • Model: Peppertment Pig Gift Box
  • Shipping Weight: 4lbs
  • 9999 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Saratoga Sweets


This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 11 May, 2011.