I live in an area rich with historical significance. The story of the Peppermint Pig is one of those.
"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™.
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." A Saratoga company called Saratoga Sweets revived the Peppermint Pig in 1988 after being approached by the local historical society. With borrowed molds Saratoga Sweets made 100 pigs just in time for Christmas Eve Day.
The Peppermint Pig™ is sold all over the nation, Saratoga County is its hometown, and to this day they are made nowhere else! A local shop called the Crafter's Gallery in Saratoga Springs is the only local shop authorized to carry all styles of Peppermint Pigs.
Such a fun story!!