Black Tap UAE launches brand-new vegan cakeshake

The massive dessert is 100 percent dairy-free

Black Tap UAE launches brand-new vegan cakeshake

Vegans in the UAE with a sweet tooth have a lot to be happy about this week, as New York burger chain Black Tap has launched a new vegan cakeshake.

There’s no reason to look longingly at your mate’s massive shake in envy anymore as you can now dig into a completely dairy-free version.

The Vegan Black 'N' White CrazyShake is now available at all branches across Dubai and Abu Dhabi for Dhs69 in Dubai and Dhs62 in the capital. The shake is a nod to New York’s famed black and white cookie and is 100 percent vegan. The cake is made with applesauce and a non-dairy vanilla frosting, while the chocolate shake is piled high with non-dairy whipped cream and chocolate chips.

“Our original CakeShake is one of our best sellers, so we took that idea and ran with it to create a new shake with a classic New York taste and all vegan ingredients,” said Black Tap Creative Director, Courtney Wright.

“We held more than 12 tastings with our global team, trying many different shake bases, testing eight different cake recipes, and multiple whipped cream formulas before landing on the final shakes for each market. We wanted to perfect every little component to ensure all the flavours would complement each other, while still offering that rich, indulgent flavour everyone wants in a milkshake. We’re really happy with the result and are so excited for everyone to try it.”

It’s not the only vegan news from Black Tap recently either, as the New York burger chain recently revealed its Impossible Burger.

Famed for being almost indeterminable from meat, the burger uses common proteins – including soya – to recreate the “meatiness” of meat, like the flavour and texture. This isn’t a soya burger, though, as it leans on several other proteins and molecules, too, including heme – a molecule that lives in both plants and animals, which effectively carries the meaty flavour.

“Research shows that veganism grew 600 percent from 2014 to 2017, but we don’t have to read the stats to know vegan foods are in demand. Our customers ask for them every day,” said Black Tap Owner, Chris Barish.

“However, we knew we needed to take our time to carefully craft this shake and not simply put any shake on the menu. Our creative and culinary teams created something truly special, full of craveable sips that will give our guests the awesome Black Tap experience they’ve come to love, whether they’re vegan or not.”

For everything you need to know about being vegan in Dubai click here, for Abu Dhabi, click here.
Dhs69 (Dubai), Dhs62 (Abu Dhabi). Various locations including Rixos Premium JBR, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Dubai Festival City Mall and Yas Mall, www.blacktapeme.com.

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