Black burger buns have been a thing for a very long while, but people have taken it a step further (many steps, actually). Now, anything and everything that’s edible or drinkable can be black. Adding activated charcoal to food has become a new trend that has swept across the United States, India, and the United Kingdom. It’s everywhere, from your doctor’s detox prescription to your favorite corner coffee shop!
1. Black Burger Buns
Activated charcoal is already burnt, so if you add some to your dough when you make burger buns, you won’t be doing them any damage. On the contrary, they will become black, and everyone knows that black is the coolest color! Once mixed in with flower, activated charcoal doesn’t do much to affect the taste of the buns, so it’s an absolutely harmless way to pimp out your BBQ and add some style to those boring buns, hun.
2. Detox Drinks
Activated charcoal is a great way to detox your body. In fact, it’s one of the first things any doctor will prescribe to you if you have food poisoning. Activated charcoal is great at absorbing liquids, and it will help your body get rid of toxins faster. Just don’t take too much! Activated charcoal can be added to your juice or to your smoothie. The texture of charcoal (when mixed with drinks) is not pleasant, but you only need a little to change the color of your drink.
Activated charcoal comes in a dust-like form. When added to toothpaste this can help whiten your teeth and kill bacteria in your mouth. Not many popular brands have toothpastes with charcoal, but it shouldn’t be difficult to find black toothpaste at your local pharmacy or convenience store. It’s a trend, it’s all around you now. Also, it looks pretty badass when you use black toothpaste! Goth brushing!
4. Black Breakfast Foods
Nothing sends the message that you’re a dangerous evil mastermind quite like having pitch-black food for breakfast. In the past, your options would have been limited to black coffee or black tea, but now you can have black toast with black eggs. The big problem here is that they haven’t figured out a way to make bacon black too.
5. Black & White Coffee
Like, okay, I get it – coffee is already black. But what if you could make black coffee blacker and pour it over some milk to make a perfectly layered black and white coffee that will look amazing in a clear glass? Now we’re talking. That’ll work right into your minimalist monochrome Instagram aesthetic!
6. Charcoal Latte
Adding activated charcoal to your latte will give you more colors for your foam art. No longer are you limited to white and shades of brown. With the right amount of activated charcoal you can use black too! It’s a small detail, but it will impress everyone who sees pictures of your art!
7. More Charcoal Latte
Unlike cocoa, charcoal doesn’t immediately dissolve upon contact with milk or whipped cream, which makes it much, much easier to design beautiful pictures on your latte.