Without candies, grandmothers would be forced to fill empty glass dishes with a mixture of figs and pinecones. Celebrate a more delicious filler with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of chocolates, peppermints, and candies at Saratoga Sweets in Halfmoon.
The expert candy makers at Saratoga Sweets draft delectable concoctions to form a selection of more than 100 confections. Their 5.5-inch Peppermint Pigs arrive at a solid 8 ounces of hardened pink peppermint, packaged with a red-velvet pouch and nickel-plated hammer ($13.95) for smashing the candy into bite-size pieces as the Pig Wall of Fame looks on in silent judgment. White-, milk-, and dark-chocolate-covered chunks of almond buttercrunch ($15/lb.) please sweet-toothed archaeological hobbyists, who can revel in the historic layers of roasted almonds, crusted chocolate, and toffee that make up the tiny pieces of candy earth. Boxes of spring-water taffy ($5) serve as quick refreshments in place of bottled waters, and jars of chocolate mud ($6.50) yearn to envelop bowls of ice cream or igloos made of sugar cubes.
1616 Rte. 9
Halfmoon, New York 12065Get Directions