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Biden’s chocolate gift an ‘unbelievable’ moment for its Syrian-Canadian creator
A lighthearted moment during U.S. President Joe Biden’s
visit to Canada on Friday involving the gifting of a chocolate bar meant so much more to the Syrian-Canadian whose company created the treat.
Tareq Hadhad, CEO of Peace By Chocolate
in Antigonish, N.S., told Global News he was in disbelief after watching Green Party Leader Elizabeth May give Biden a “Peace Bar” during a welcoming ceremony in Ottawa.
“This is absolutely unbelievable. Totally unbelievable,” said Hadhad, who was invited to Friday night’s state dinner at the Ottawa Aviation Museum as a guest of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“This is a moment for the history books for our family and we are incredibly honoured.”
The Peace Bar gifted to Biden was made by Peace By Chocolate, a Nova Scotia-based company whose Syrian-Canadian owners are honoured by its appearance on the world stage.