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The Traditional Peppermint Pig

In Saratoga Springs, New York, it’s time to ship out the traditional peppermint pigs. It’s hard to pinpoint where the tradition actually started, but pigs have always been symbolic of prosperity. In upstate New York, the pig made it into the rituals surrounding Christmas. Now Mike Fitzgerald, owner of Saratoga Sweets, is scrambling to fill [...]

The Quick 10 – Suck on This: 10 Tidbits About Candy Canes

I’m a sucker for just about anything peppermint. This time of year is bad news because every cookie, candy and ice cream comes out with a special edition holiday flavor that invariably includes peppermint, and I think I need to try them all. Of course, the classic peppermint candy this time of year is that [...]

The Quick 10: Candy Cane Lane

I’m a sucker for just about anything peppermint. This time of year is bad news because every cookie, candy and ice cream comes out with a special edition holiday flavor that invariably includes peppermint, and I think I need to try them all. Of course, the classic peppermint candy this time of year is that [...]

The Unexpexted Origin of Pez

Did you know that Pez was originally invented as an anti-smoking treat? Lauren Donaldson of MSN’s Deslish has that and 9 other weird origins of our favorite food: Kids and adults alike collect PEZ dispensers to store the beloved candies. But PEZ wasn’t always so fruity. It was developed as a peppermint candy more than 70 [...]