Black Food Is The Next Big Thing

Apparently, your food is going to the dark side. 

Black food is being served up in top restaurants and fast food joints around the world.

Charcoal burger buns are the primary trend, with everyone from KFC and Burger King, to various boutique burger joints serving up the trend. 

On the home front, Sydney's Parlour Burger is pioneering this unique dish with its Black Widow Burger - comprised of ground beef, chipotle mayo and jalapeno chilli on a charcoal bun. 


According to the food trendspotters, The Food People, "activated charcoal" is the next big thing. 

It supposedly absorbs toxins and is commonly used to treat cases of alcohol poisoning or drug overdose. [Side note: Don't expect your KFC Zinger burger to do that!]

Activated Coconut Charcoal, in particular, is an increasingly popular additive to drinks and cocktails, with one Brisbane juice manufacturer even creating a "black lemonade" containing activated coconut charcoal. 

"Made from coconut shells, [activated coconut charcoal] is a highly absorbent natural detoxifier that clings onto toxins, chemicals, cholesterol and other dangerous substances to excrete them from the body," Pressed Juice explains on its website.


Internationally, we're starting to see activated coconut charcoal in ice cream lead by the highly Instagrammable "coconut ash" created by New York ice creamery Morgenstern's Finest Ice Cream.

Michelin star restaurant, Akrame, is also known for its many black food creations, mostly using bamboo charcoal.

Browse the gallery to see some crazy black food creations. 


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