For Immediate Release:
February 9, 2021
Megan Wiltsie 202-483-7382
Albuquerque, N.M. – In time for Valentine’s Day, PETA has scoured the country for the Top Vegan Sweet Treats—and Albuquerque’s own Planty Sweet won a spot on the list for its tiramisu cheesecake with chocolate ganache and cashew cream infused with espresso or rum.
Planty Sweet is Albuquerque’s first 100% vegan and gluten-free dessert shop. Its cakes, pastries, chocolate truffles, and custom treats can be ordered via e-mail at [email protected], and pickup can be arranged Wednesday through Saturday.
“Enjoying a slice of Planty Sweet’s decadent tiramisu cheesecake is a delicious way to celebrate Valentine’s Day while showing some love to animals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “All the bakeries on PETA’s list are proving that love is in the fare this Valentine’s Day.”
Vegan sweets are sweeter to animals: In the dairy industry, calves are torn away from their mothers shortly after birth, and in the egg industry, parts of chicks’ beaks are cut off with a hot blade when they’re just a few days old. Each person who goes vegan also reduces their risk of suffering from heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer; dramatically shrinks their carbon footprint; and helps prevent future epidemics and pandemics—SARS, swine flu, bird flu, and COVID-19 all stemmed from confining and killing animals for food.
Other winners on PETA’s list include Dulce Vegan Bakery & Café in Atlanta, Quincy Bake Shop in Oklahoma City, and Sea Salt & Cinnamon in Muncie, Indiana. Each eatery will receive a framed certificate from PETA, which offers free vegan Valentine’s Day dessert recipes on its website along with a selection of sweet gifts from the PETA Shop.
PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.