Saratoga Sweets first opened for business in 1988 in historic Saratoga Springs, NY. Back then we produced a small variety of handmade chocolates, most made right in the window of our Caroline Street shop.
It was during that first holiday season that we were approached by our local historical society regarding a "lost" holiday tradition called the Peppermint Pig™. Using borrowed candy molds and the original recipe, about 100 Peppermint Pigs™ were made just in time for sale Christmas Eve Day. We were greeted that snowy morning by a crowd of Saratogians of all ages gleefully waiting to get their firstPeppermint Pig™ in over 50 years. While we didn't have nearly enough pigs to go around, all were happy that the Peppermint Pigs™ had returned.
Since that first Christmas season, our production in both chocolates and Peppermint Pigs™ has grown tremendously. Saratoga Sweets proudly offers over 100 different types of chocolates, truffles and novelties and last holiday season over 130,000 Peppermint Pigs™ were made in our candy kitchen in Halfmoon, NY just south of Saratoga Springs.
Peppermint Pigs™ have been featured on the Food Network, the Today Show, Live with Regis and Kelly, CNN, CNBC, CBS New and countless magazines and newspapers across the country. It is our hope that a Peppermint Pig will be an Honored Guest at your next holiday gathering.
With a year 'round crew of 10 candy makers (that grows to 30 for the holidays), all of us at Saratoga Sweets are committed to making your candy the freshest, tastiest and most traditional candy you've ever eaten.