Holiday Good Luck & Health Begins With A Peppermint Pig
The first Peppermint Pig was made over a century ago to symbolize the Victorian belief in the pig as a good luck charm. Your family can continue this tradition with our genuine Peppermint Pig, which comes with its own velvet pouch and hammer. After a special holiday meal, bring out the pig, crack it with the hammer, and share the pieces to assure health, happiness, and prosperity. Made in USA. Peppermint candy pig Holiday tradition for family and friends at meals and as a gift Victorians believed that the pig was a symbol of good luck and charm Peppermind Pig comes with it's own velvet pouch and cracking hammer After a special meal, crack the pig with hammer and share the candy pieces for healthy, happiness and prosperitySize 5-1/2"L; 8 oz.
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A Time Honored Tradition
When my husband and I were married in 1992, we began the tradition of breaking the Peppermint Pig at Thanksgiving dinner - his favorite holiday. Everyone always looked forward to passing the pig and ...Read complete review
When my husband and I were married in 1992, we began the tradition of breaking the Peppermint Pig at Thanksgiving dinner - his favorite holiday. Everyone always looked forward to passing the pig and little hammer around the table, taking a piece, and making our wishes for the New Year. My husband passed away three years ago, but we have continued the tradition of the Peppermint Pig in his honor.... We love it!
Most Liked Negative Review
Cute idea, not so good in real life
Thought this was kind of cool, but in practice, it didn't break well, the peppermint was not the greatest, and the back story is just not that uplifting.
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peppermint goody of days long ago
from mount washington kentucky
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Comments about Plowhearth Peppermint Pig:
very tastey and a lot for your money
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A new "pig" tradition...
from Westminster, Md
Got this "peppermint pig" after hearing about it from a friend. My daughter loves pigs and I was going with a pig theme this Christmas. Didn't know the reasoning behind pigs at Christmas time until now. Thought it would be a fun new tradiion. The pig came VERY quickly in time for Christmas, the box was a bit smashed but the product was fine.
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New Year's Fun
By Nacoochee Mama
from Sautee Nacoochee, GA
Our family has been breaking up the pig every New Year's dinner for years.The head of the house has the first whack, then it goes around the table. Each person mentions a good event from the past year.
By Grandma Lucy
I bought one of these about 15 years ago, and everyone here for Christmas dinner loved it! Since them, I've bought 5 of them every year as Christmas gifts. One always goes to my daughter and her family and friends, and my son for his family and friends. Every year the pig is the most asked about gift at both homes. I take the other three and share them with friends for their holiday meal. Even people who don 't like peppermint love the Peppermint Pig! I love seeing the smiles on people's faces when they realize they are one of my favorite families, because getting the PP is a very special gift!
Happy New Year!
from Media, PA
Purchased for the stroke of midnight on N Y Eve ~ which will be celebrated with close friends at their son's wedding! We have hosted home N Y Eve's parties and cracked them then
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Such a fitting Christmas Tradition
from Saugerties, NY
I first heard of the Pepermint Pig in November of 1995. There was a local Albany show highliting local businesses that were thriving. There was an interview with the owner of Saratoga Sweets along with interviews with the elderly in a retirement home to see if they remembered the pig from their childhood. I was simply blown away and had to get a pig for Christmas Dinner. We have had our pig ritual at Christmas dinner every year since and have become responsible for sending out pigs for all of our family and friends all over the country.
I love this item, great family tradition
from Moscow, Idaho
I purchased my first pig in 2008, but it didn't arrive in time for our family gathering at christmas, so we put it in the pantry and pulled it out 2009 and celebrated all the good things that happened to our family that year. WE have purchased one every year since then. It is a great family tradition we get to share with our daughters.
from Flint, MI
This was the first time I purchased the peppermint pig and definitely plan on doing it again next year. Everyone enjoyed giving it a "whack". Loved the taste.
from Piscataway, NJ
About Me Budget shopper, Midrange shopper
I give a few of these each year as Christmas gifts. Everyone really enjoys the tradition behind "the pig" and asks where I got it from.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
from San Luis Obispo, CA
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Everyone needs to buy this yearly!
from Asheville, NC
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This was out first Christmas enjoying the peppermint big together. Everyone loved it!! Will buy every year...
from Southeastern MA
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Our Friends Love this gift!
from Falls village, CT.
Since our employer shared this special celebration with us we have continued the celebration with special friends in her honor.
from North Oxford,MA.
The grandkids love to break the pig on Christmas Eve.
(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I would not buy this porduct again
About Me High-end shopper
idea is good product not so much
Will be used and shared on Christmas Day
By The Dragonlady
My Christmas Dinner usually has 4 or 5 women and 1 man, my nephew, so the honor of first swing will go to him. I'm sure it will be enjoyed by all and could become a given for our dinner.
what an adorable pig--will be a great conversational item at the holidays! Hopefully something we will continue to do year after year!
A Big Hit
By the retired one
from Manchester, NH
We used the peppermint pig at a family gathering and followed the traditions enclosed with it. It was lots of fun, the children thought it was fun to watch the adults hammer the pig and the quality of the peppermint candy is wonderful.
By Captain's Lady
from Versailles, Ky
Great fun for the holiday table
By Ann L.
from Wrentham, MA
The peppermint pig is a great "new" old fashioned Christmas tradition in our family.
Great gift and conversation starter!
This pig is really cute and makes a unique gift. I used it for a gift exchange at Christmas time, and it received a lot of positive comments.
Fun new family tradition.
from Algoqnuin, IL
Our family enjoyed a new Christmas tradition.
By Swine Flu
from Kittery, ME
My nephew got the swine flu... so I sent him a pig...He loved it and the pig brightened his day...
(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Peppermint Pigs are dangerous!
from Davis, CA
I bought two of these pigs for gifts, decided to try one of them, and discovered that first, it was hard to break apart, and when broken tended to shatter in sharp pieces. I decided not to give them as gifts.
A little bit of hope!
from Fort Lupton, CO
It is no secret that the times have been tough and money very tight. Bringing the little piggy out of the red velvet pouch brought smiles to everyones face. With each tap of the hammer a little piece of delicious candy fell and a wish for a better year went out. Each wish was different from the littlest to the oldest. 2010 has already been a better year - must have worked!
We love this Pig!
from Yorktown, Indiana
We send this to our family every year for their holiday meal. After the pig is cracked, there's plenty of pieces to go around for everyone. What a wonderful way to start the new year - with a gift of Good Luck!
this little piggy
from Cape Cod, Massachusetts
I gave the pigs out as family Christmas gifts. Each family was happy to smash the pig together for good luck the following year. I was told it was very tasty, too!!
By Nacoochee Me
from Sautee Nacoochee, GA.
Our family looks forward to breaking up the pig. The peppermint is excellent and a great way to end a big dinner.
family fun for the New Year
My kids (now age 9) have for the past four or five years enjoyed breaking these on New Year's Eve (or New Year's Day, if we forget to do it the night before).