The Trail of Painted Ponies "Peppermint Twist" 1E/2,333 & 1E/3,798 (damaged box).
Pony Story: According to legend, candy canes were created to symbolize Jesus, their shape representing the letter J. But to most people the hard, cane-shaped candy, traditionally with red and white stripes and flavored with peppermint, is as much an ornament as a confection, a sweet treat to munch as well as to decorate a tree. The artist who created this tasty Holiday Pony hails from Alabama and keeps out a bowl of candy canes and swirls at Christmastime... and often long past.
Item #: 12286
Release Date: Holiday 2008
Artist: Leslie Gates
Size: 7" Tall
Retired: December 2009
Last Number at Retirement: 2E/1693