The documentary highlights the tremendous support the family received from many residents of the community where they settled.
In early 2017 CBC’s Carolyn Ray reported that the business now employs 10 people.
This documentary was premiered on October 22nd, 2016 at the Antigonish International Film Festival.
Nova Scotia's Syrian refugee chocolate maker turned away at U.S. border
MONTPELIER, Vt. — A Syrian chocolate maker who brought his family business from his war-ravaged homeland to Canada says he has been denied entry into the United States where he had planned to meet with the governor of Vermont.
PEACE BY CHOCOLATE UNITED NATIONS
A Syrian refugee whose family’s chocolate business in northern Nova Scotia was mentioned by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the United Nations last year says he was denied entry to the U.S. over the weekend.
Sweet success: How the Hadhads went from refugees to employers in 1 year
A Syrian family in Antigonish, N.S., says they're financially independent on their one-year anniversary in Canada, having made a sweet success of their start-up business...
Canada must learn from mistakes to integrate Syrian refugees: Editorial
Syrian refugee Assam Hadhad’s story is bitter-sweet. The bitter part was fleeing his war-ravaged country with his family, leaving behind the chocolate factory it took him 30 years to build. The sweet part is that in August, only seven months after he landed in Canada, he opened a new chocolate shop in tiny Antigonish, N.S.
Demand surges for Peace by Chocolate
When Tareq Hadhad and his family opened Peace by Chocolate’s online shop, they never expected to get more than 2,000 orders in the first couple of hours.
“We looked at the screen and said ‘If we keep it open a few more days, we might get 10,000 orders and we are just not ready for that,’” says Hadhad.
NowNS: Meet the 2016 award winners
A fast-growing family business founded by Syrian refugees in an Antigonish backyard last spring picked up the $20,000 cash prize at last night’s inaugural Chronicle Herald Now! Nova Scotia Make Good News Awards.
Hadhad family and business continue to grow
ANTIGONISH: It’s a success story on more than one level.
Thanks in no small part to some international advertising from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who mentioned Antigonish’s Peace By Chocolate while at the United Nations, demand for the local treats spiked to some unexpected heights.
Justin Trudeau gives lift to Syrian refugee family’s chocolate business
SYDNEY, N.S.—A family of Syrian refugees who built a chocolate business in Nova Scotia had their product sampled by a special sweet-toothed Canadian — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Refugee family’s Nova Scotia chocolate business mentioned in UN speech
Syrian Refugee Family 'Proud' To Have Trudeau Boast Their Success Story At UN
ANTIGONISH, N.S. — A year ago, members of the Hadhad family were living as refugees after fleeing the war in Syria — but now they're running a booming chocolate business in Nova Scotia with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau telling their story at the United Nations.
Peace by Chocolate: Syrian refugee rebuilds chocolate business after relocating to Canada
Isam Hadhad marries Syrian and Canadian flavors in new truffles matching his new life
The cicadas in Chicago are chirping much louder now, a sure sign that summer is coming to a close. I wish I could say the same about the presidential campaigns, but we have almost three months to go at the time of writing....
Syrian chocolatier opens factory in Antigonish
It's just that Assam Hadhad never thought it would happen in a tiny shed in Antigonish, N.S.
Seven months ago Hadhad was a desperate Syrian refugee and now he is the proud owner of Peace by Chocolate which is housed in that tiny shed.
Sweet success: Syrian refugee is making chocolate in N.S. now
A sweet dream has come true for one Syrian refugee who has opened a tiny chocolate factory in Nova Scotia.
At first, he had thought he had lost everything.
As a vicious civil war raged around them, Isam Hadhad made the painful decision to shutter the Damascus chocolate factory he had operated for 30 years and flee his country with his family...
Syrian family dreams of opening chocolate shop in Antigonish
There was a tearful reunion at the Halifax airport Thursday night as Antigonish's first Syrian family arrived after two days of travel.