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Peppermint Pig

Why We Love It

This bubblegum-hued, peppermint-flavored pig is a Christmas Day tradition in Saratoga Springs, New York. After placing the pink porker in a velvet pouch, each family member gives it a thwack with an accompanying tiny metal mallet and shares a story of their good fortune from the past year. Once everyone has had a turn, they share the pink shards, in the hopes of ushering in another year of happiness and prosperity. As seen on Gastro Obscura.