Our Family's Story
“In Syria, it was my father’s passion to make chocolates. He was an excellent chocolatier, and he established a factory in Damascus for 20 years”
— TAREQ HADHAD
For more than 20 years we shipped our specialty treats all over the Middle East to countries like Yemen, Jordan and Lebanon.
Like much of our homeland, the Hadhad chocolate factory was destroyed in a bombing that forced our family to leave everything behind and flee to Lebanon.
For three years we found our home in a refugee camp with little opportunity or hope. Our lives had been forever altered and we dreamed of returning to the lives we love. When our family was invited into Canada and became full Canadian citizens our dreams came true. With the support of our new community Antigonish and the people of Nova Scotia we have rebuilt our chocolate company and are once again doing the work we love.
THANK YOU, MR. PRIME MINISTER
A Syrian family tradition
Peace by Chocolate – The Hadhad family offers a range of services and products to customers looking for delicious fine chocolate. From beautiful shaped hearts of chocolate and maple leafs, to the pyramids of chocolates, our chocolates have had the ability to make any occasion sweeter.
‘A personal approach does not need to have limits, as long as we continue to make a product with attention and passion. That’s what our company stands for.’
We invite you to come and taste a different kind of chocolate and let us take you on a journey into the intricacies of taste and flavour...
We have a unique experience and an intention to share it with our new community
Since we started Peace by Chocolate at the beginning of 2016, we have been fortunate to share our passion for chocolate with new friends in our community of Antigonish, across the province of Nova Scotia and now around the world.
Our appetite for excellence runs through every chocolate. We passionately combine a blend of Syrian fillings and ingredients including local fresh organic honey, 100% pure juices, nuts, fruits and spices creating a little slice of heaven with every sweet.
Inside each product is uncompromising quality, each chocolate a little piece of art in and of itself exuding sophistication, style and excellence. We encourage you to try our chocolate soon - One Peace Won't Hurt™