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In this Dec. 6, 2012, photo, peppermint pigs are lined up after being removed from a mold at Saratoga Sweets in Halfmoon, N.Y. A holiday tradition in upstate New York has a peppermint twist: pig-shaped hard candies are sold with little metal hammers to be smashed at Christmas.

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Peppermint pigs a smashing tradition

A holiday tradition in this upstate New York resort town has a peppermint twist: pig-shaped hard candies are sold with little metal hammers to smash them at Christmas.

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