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Peppermint Pig Set (8 oz. Pig, Hammer, Velvet Bag)

Smash a Peppermint Pig in the Victorian Holiday Tradition

Peppermint Pig Set (8 oz. Pig, Hammer, Velvet Bag)

Smash a Peppermint Pig in the Victorian Holiday Tradition

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It started in Saratoga Springs, New York, back in the early 1880s. A pig, revered as a symbol of good health, happiness, and prosperity, was made from hard peppermint candy. After a holiday supper, it was broken in a cloth bag and the pieces were shared by all in the hopes of good fortune for the coming year. Our 8 oz. peppermint pig comes with a red velvet bag and a metal hammer to start your own holiday tradition. This will make a delightful hostess gift that's sure to liven up a holiday party.

  • A tradition that dates back to the early 1880s
  • Pig is made from hard peppermint candy
  • After a holiday dinner the pig is broken
  • The pieces are shared in hopes of good fortune for the coming year

Bring good luck to all with this holiday tradition of Victorian times.

Peppermint Pig Set (8 oz. Pig, Hammer, Velvet Bag)

Safety Warnings

Packaged in a facility that processes products containing peanuts, tree nuts, milk, soy or wheat.


Sugar; Corn Syrup; Saratoga Spring Water; Oil of Peppermint;
Natural and Artificial Color (including titanium dioxide, red #40 and blue #1)


Shelf Life: 1 Year

Nutritional ItemQuantity% of Daily
Serving Size1in Cube (14g)
Servings per Container:Approximately 16
Calories From Fat0
Total Fat0g0%
Saturated Fat0g0%
Trans Fat0g
Total Carobhydrates14g5%
Vitamin A0%
Vitamin C0%

Manufactured In: USA

Material - Country Of Origin: USA

Peppermint Pig Set (8 oz. Pig, Hammer, Velvet Bag) 5 5 7 7
A New Family Tradition We were intrigued by the idea of the Peppermint Pig. We bought one for each of our married daughters, our best friend and ourselves. We used ours after Christmas dinner and asked everyone to remember their best Christmas memory ever. There were lots of tears and hugs. Thanks! January 3, 2014
Peppermint Pig I present this PIG to my allergist and his family each year. It has always been a tradition with his family, so this is my way to thank him for his great care of me. December 12, 2013
A new Tradition from the old We first ordered Noel the peppermint pig for Christmas 2011. And while they year was hard, (We all had a rough 2012) we are still here. My family referred to Noel often when times were the toughest, bringing a smile back to tearful faces. We had some left over and it was used over the year to help with upset tummies due to its high quality! 2012, though times were tight, the entire family agreed Noel needed to be part of our holiday traditions. We passed the velvet bag around and each family member spoke their hopes and intentions for the new year. We then shared the candy with smiles and sweet peppermint combined with joy and hope for the next year to come. Thank you for introducing it to my family! Sincerely, Anthony L Sarro III January 8, 2013
Share in the Tradition Renewing an old time tradition. Take a wack at the pig with friends and family while wishing each other health and good wishes for the upcoming new year. January 7, 2013
Peppermint Pig makes the New York Times! On the day I was presenting the Peppermint Pig as a Christmas gift, there was an article about the origin of the pig and custom in the NY Times. Excellent timing! So, I brought the pig to dinner and at the end of the meal, the six of us, including two pre-teens read the story and then proceeded to break up the pig with the hammer and state what we were grateful for. It was a smashing [pun intended] success. Great peppermint taste. January 1, 2013
Reliving a Tradition These pigs are wonderful! I grew up with the tradition and now have passed it on to my kids and grandkids. So glad I found them at the Vermont Country Store. They are well made, attractive, sure to be tasty, and invite a lot of fun! December 29, 2012
Our Beloved Tradition I first introduced the Peppermint Pig tradition to my extended family eight years ago at my Christmas Eve dinner. My sister was so enchanted with it that she took the pieces for her Christmas Day dinner. The Peppermint Pig has been a part of our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinners ever since! December 9, 2012
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What Our Customers Are Saying about Our Peppermint Pig Set (8 oz. Pig, Hammer, Velvet Bag) …


"The Peppermint Pig and the small the small piglets are two of our favorites. We started sending the little Peppermint Pig to our granddaughter the first time we saw it at The Vermont Country Store and she takes it to school to share with her classmates. Our granddaughter is now nine and this year, she was asked by five different students if she was going to once again bring the little Peppermint Pig. Of course, we always buy the large Peppermint Pig to share with relatives and friends in our home during the Christmas holidays." - Roger Friest, ,