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Young Maple Leafs Fan Heartbroken After He Gets Birthday Cake With Meat Company Logo

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I hope this kid likes lunchmeat

8-year-old Toronto Maple Leafs fan Jacob gets birthday cake with Maple Leaf Foods logo

One young Canadian hockey fan received an unwelcome birthday surprise when it came time to blow out the candles. 

Tania Lévesque ordered a cake from a suburban Montreal bakery for her eight-year-old stepson Jacob and asked for it to include the logo of his favorite hockey team, as she has for the past three years now. When the bakery said it didn’t have a Maple Leafs logo on hand, Lévesque’s husband Mathieu Betrand told them to just Google it. Big mistake. That’s how Jacob ended up with a birthday cake covered by the logo of Maple Leaf Foods, a company that makes packaged meats. 

Though the cake had the logo of company that makes hot dogs and baloney, it was still made of cake. All the kids enjoyed it, despite the mixup. All of them except for Jacob, that is. 

“He didn’t even take a bite,” Lévesque told Toronto’s CTV News.

Jacob may have been crestfallen that he didn’t get his hockey cake but there is a happy ending. His story caught the eye of Maple Leaf Foods, which offered to send the family to a Maple Leafs game. The company gave them the option of seeing the team when it visits Montreal or making a trip to Toronto. 

“I’m going to choose Toronto because the kids want to go there,” Lévesque told the CBC. “And also they gave us $300 of Maple Leaf Foods. The kids love baloney from Maple Leaf.”

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