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Ice-cream giant Baskin-Robbins is launching two vegan flavors across the US next month.*
The animal-free options, which arrive on August 1, include Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Extreme.
They are made with a base blend of coconut oil and almond butter.
“The Baskin-Robbins culinary team has been hard at work on our non-dairy flavors for over two years. It was important for us to take the time to get it right,” Jeanne Bolger, Director of Research and Development at Baskin-Robbins, said in a statement.
“Both flavors are so smooth and indulgent, and the final product delivers the incredible quality that our customers have come to expect from any Baskin-Robbins ice cream. We’re very proud of the result.”
“We’re excited to expand our ice-cream portfolio into the vegan space and offer our guests increased options, especially with such high consumer demand for a product like this,” added Carol Austin, Vice President of Marketing for Baskin-Robbins.
Writing about the new launch, vegan charity PETA said: “Beginning on August 1, you’ll be able to grab a cake cone or cup of the brand’s new non-dairy Chocolate Extreme and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.
“The first is a rich dessert with chocolate ribbons and chocolate chunks, and the second is an egg-free cookie dough lover’s dream with cookie pieces, chocolate chunks, and chocolate ribbons.
“While Baskin-Robbins already offers vegan sorbet in store (including Daiquiri Ice, Watermelon Splash Ice, and Raspberry Sorbet), these two new creamy flavors are dairy-free versions of its most popular ice cream options.”
*All of Baskin-Robbins menu items (vegan and non-vegan) are prepared in the same area. Baskin-Robbins cannot guarantee that there will be no cross-contact between products or ingredients.