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It’s been a while since we took on rainbow-inspired and coloured foods. Now it looks like we have officially tipped over to the other end of the spectrum with the charcoal trend.
Fast food giant Burger King was an early pioneer, popping buns infused with powdered bamboo charcoal. Since then, chefs and social media-savvy food outlets have hopped on the monochrome bandwagon, inking their food with activated foodgrade charcoal, the byproduct of burning coconut shells. Activated charcoal, or activated carbon, is sometimes used as a natural treatment to flush out toxins in the body. Health benefits aside, charcoalinfused foods are definitely a head-turner and real talking point with their earthy, slightly smoky taste and alluring shade of black.