Peppermint Pig

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The pepermint pig is called Polka gris in Sweden, and is a Christmas tradition, and it is smashed too. There are tree decorations shaped like the polka gris, one can find small marzipan versions on the Christmas candy tray.

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Thanks for letting us know! We’ll check out the polka gris!

My aunt and uncle, who live in that area, used to send these to us. We appreciated the idea, as the piggies are super cute and most of us normally love peppermint candy, but we hated the taste of these piggies. I seem to remember they smelled bad too - too strong. My aunt and uncle meant well; pretty sure it turned out they’d never tried one of these themselves. I think I still have one of the hammers around my office.