Chocolate Santas wearing protective face masks are seen.
Niloufar Saleem, Staff Reporter
Christmas is the time to rejoice and celebrate all through the world.
While this year has been a struggle amid the on-going coronavirus pandemic, a confectioner from Hungary, Laszlo Rimoczi, tries to keep the spirit of Christmas alive amongst people.
Laszlo Rimoczi, who has a small workshop started making chocolate Santa’s with little white masks on them.
What started as a light-hearted initiative became a huge hit among people as the orders kept pouring in for them.
The masks are made with tiny white marzipan strips.
Rimoczi's business - he also makes other chocolate treats and sells them in a small shop in his house - suffered losses as the pandemic hit in March.
While the masked Santas have been a boost, he doesn't expect it to last if vaccines help the world defeat the pandemic.
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