Peppermint Pig—Saratoga’s Shattered Sow

You may be surprised how many Christmas traditions involve smashing things. In Oaxaca, the festivities include breaking ceramic plates near the cathedral to signify the end of the year. In England, shops sell slabs of toffee with tiny hammers for all your whacking needs. And in Saratoga Springs, New York, locals visit Saratoga Sweets to buy a small peppermint pig to smash for good luck.

On the Eleventh Day of Imported Christmas, we ordered our own peppermint pig to add a little more smashing to our holiday lineup.

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