Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs, an eatery at the V&A Waterfront which offers more than 200 decadent shakes, broke a Guinness World Record for their vast variety of drinks.
It took more than 18 months for Gibson’s to prepare for and earn the title and grab the record for Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available, much to the delight of their patrons.
The application begins
Gibson submitted their application for consideration back in October 2019 and that was only the start of a lengthy process that lead to the eatery being crowned as the world champion of milkshakes.
Once their application was given the all-clear in terms of Guinness Word Records regulations, the judges had the tasty task of auditing and verifying recipes. According to Cape Town Etc:
“The judges were divided into two teams which were only allowed a four hour time frame. Working in two shifts under the guidance of Pete Goffe-Wood and according to strict criteria, the 207 milkshakes had to be counted, tasted and signed off by the judges.”
In addition, the judges also had to photograph the individual milkshakes. Just some of the flavours on the varied list includes Lunch Bar, Toasted Almond, Choc Chip Cookie Dough, as well as Milo & Banana.
And it was all worth. Gibson’s took to social media on 21 January 2020 to announce the good news:
“It’s official!!! Gibson’s Gourmet Burgers & Ribs are the official [Guinness World Records] holder for Most Varieties of Milkshakes Commercially Available. 207 shakes! YES!”
Variety of shakes and drinks
Other than the interesting flavours – I mean, who doesn’t want to try a Nutella & Mascarpone, an Apple Pie & Cream or Koeksister & Maple Syrup? – the list also includes fat-free shakes, vegan shakes and alcoholic shakes.
The Freek™ Shakes are jam-packed with indulgent treats and everyone is in agreement that the yoghurt and frozen yoghurt shakes will bright up any dull ol’ day.
Speaking to Cape Town Etc, co-owner Ian Halfon said the team was “really proud to be the biggest in the whole world,” and added that he was proud of the V&A Waterfront and Gibson’s dedicated team. Halfon adds:
“So please come and share this amazing achievement with us and enjoy your way through the WORLD’S largest selection of shakes”.