Calling all vegans, banana split lovers, and those interested in the Guinness Book of World Records: seven Culinary Nutrition students at Johnson & Wales University are going to create and build the World's Heaviest Vegan Banana Split. This estimated 1,000 lb. banana split will be concocted at 11:30 a.m. on February 26 on the University's campus quad and will be open to the public for community tasting. The split will count toward an end of term class project for the school's vegetarian cuisine course.
Students have been guided through this project by chef Adam Sacks. Besides wanting to take the size of the split to the next level, Sacks explains, "We want to show the world that we can take any menu item typically laden with animal-based saturated fats and cholesterol, like a beloved banana split, and change it up making it heart healthier and resulting in a finished product that is unbelievably tasty." A few of the vegan ice cream varieties include unique flavors like Turkish coffee, chocolate mole and strawberry basil.