Peppermint Pigs

December 11, 2012 - 2:33 AM
In this Dec. 6, 2012, photo, Mike Fitzgerald poses with Willie the Pig, the store mascot, in the parking lot of his Saratoga Sweets store in Halfmoon, N.Y. A holiday tradition in the upstate New York resort town of Saratoga Springs has a peppermint twist: pig-shaped hard candies are sold with little metal hammers to be smashed at Christmas. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)