Friday, May 04, 2018

Peace By Chocolate

A Canadian chocolate company founded by Syrian refugees in Antigonish, N.S. has produced its first chocolate bar – and given it an Indigenous name. Peace by Chocolate has revealed its new milk chocolate and hazelnut bar is to be called Wantaqo’ti (pronounced Wan-tahk-oo-di), the Mi’kmaq word for peace. Founder Tareq Hadhad said it is his company’s mission to translate the family’s concept of peace to all Canadians, starting with the Mi’kmaq of his home province.
He said he and his company felt the need to be part of the “noble process” of truth and reconciliation so they reached out to Mi’kmaq leaders to help translate and guide them during the process.

Hadhad said other versions of the bar will be sold using the Arabic, French and Mandarin words for peace.

More: Globalnews

Watch a documentary about Peace by Chocolate.

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