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Wed til 8
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Seems like just yesterday that temperatures were in the 50s. Wait, that was just yesterday! But now the flurries are skipping about, the wind's making its voice known and lips are chapping everywhere. But with these chilly signs of winter come the sweet smells of pine, logs burning in the fireplace, gingerbread baking in the oven and peppermint candy canes everywhere. It's time to show your appreciation for friends and family, and also to show your inner heart to the others who share this planet.
Saratoga Sweets's Peppermint Pig
A wonderful tradition worth starting
Behind the oaken doors of gingerbread-sized candy shops that dotted the village of Saratoga Springs, New York, candy makers labored into the night creating... and continuing a holiday tradition known to all as the Peppermint Pig.
This "Peppermint Pig" as it was aptly named, was cast of hard candy similar in fashion to candy cane and festive pink in color. And while the pig is honored in Victorian holiday tradition as a symbol of good health, happiness and prosperity, these special "Peppermint Pigs", unique to Saratoga, came to represent much more. They proudly stood for an old-fashioned Yuletide - a wonderful time when red-cheeked children laughed and rode old wooden sleds over fresh snow, when church bells pealed and fond recollections were shared by family and friends. After the holiday dinner, the Pig was passed amongst those gathered, each in turn giving the pouch a firm tap and sharing a tale of the past year's good fortune. The delicious broken peppermint and warm memories were enjoyed by all in hopes of prosperity for the coming year.
As holiday seasons passed, the tradition continued on for a time, before becoming a wonderful memory.
Saratoga Sweets revived this tradition and after many requests, Village Candy now offers this cozy custom to your family.This combination gift pack includes Noel, the 8-ounce pig, nickel plated hammer, red velvet pouch, and a story card and instructions.
Candy Cool for Candy Fools
Proudly show your true passion
We are always looking for new ways to show a candy allegiance. We've been searching high and low (and middling) for candy jewelry, and we finally connected with an artisan jeweler to make them exclusively for us. These hand-crafted candy earrings are original designs made of a cured polymer clay, and the earwires are both hypoallergenic and nickle-free. They'd look great hanging from your lobe (or any other part of your body you so desire - not that there's anything wrong with that).
|Not Strictly Candy|
M & M (& L * XL) Shirts
These authentic officially licensed M&MŽ Tees may be a little chill in this season, but spring is right around the corner (please). They come in two styles, three sizes each (M, L, XL). "Through The Years" chronicles the progression of the M&MŽ characters since their inception in 1954. "Who's Your Daddy" (on the right) says it all! And, to complete this ensemble, don't forget to sport your official M&MŽ earbuds!
Remember Our Retro Candy Collections
And the Alamo
Customers are always thanking us for putting together such a fabu assortment of classic candies from the past. These carefully selected collections (both Big and Really Big) are hand-packed so that every recognizable treat is visible through the box's window. We've made it oh-so-easy for you, and we guarantee these are one present that won't get re-gifted.
New from Jelly Belly
Just in time for the holidays
Always fantastic tasting, and ever creative, Jelly Belly has come up with a couple of new items for the holidays, and we have 'em. Each of these crayons is a clear plastic tube filled with one of their five favorite flavors, capped with a real writing tip!
These tie-topped bags are just the right amount for gifting. We have their marvelous Deluxe Christmas Mix, consisting of chocolates, almonds, malt balls, jingle bell jells, jelly beans and more in holiday colors, and their Candy Cane beans, which are only made for "the season".
And last but not least is this cute Jelly Belly Candy Shoppe Gift Tin and Bank, which comes with 5 ounces of assorted beans culled from their 20 most popular flavors. Eat all the beans, and deposit coins, and you're well on your way to owning your very own Candy Shoppe! Let's talk...
Other Gift Ideas
Giant pez, a custom mix of Jelly Belly Flavors, M&Ms in your favorite colors, your special assortment of Vosges Haut Chocolat exotic flavors, Asher's fine chocolate covered you-name-it, your hand-selected six-pack of pops or a make-your-own-chocolate/gummy/chewing gum kit. We also have one of the largest selections of foil-wrapped chocolate shapes you've ever seen (perfect for stuffing stockings AND your face).
Village Candy is overflowing with all kinds of Christmas goodies. Oh, and don't forget...
Pillows Make Great Gifts!
Village Candy is an old-time, new-fangled retail shop specializing in a unique selection of retro and current bulk and novelty candy, artisan chocolates, glass-bottled pop and candy-themed gifts. Oh, and remember customer service? It's back!
We are here Tuesday thru Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, but on Wednesday we stay late until 8! We are closed Sunday and Monday.
Doug Alpern, Proprietor