In the time we live in, there’s a new health trend every few months. People nowadays love to try new drinks and food for the sake of becoming “healthier.” One of the more recent popular trends is adding activated charcoal into consumable foods. The activated charcoal is used to trap toxins, heavy metals, chemicals, and bacteria in the body, allowing them to be flushed out. This way the body doesn’t reabsorb them. Activated charcoal has multiple benefits and is usually taken orally in capsule form.
Lately people have tried to be more innovative by adding this ingredient into recipes from charcoal pizza to charcoal bread to charcoal cake. But the most intriguing charcoal item to hit the market lately is the the activated charcoal latte — also know as the goth latte.
The rainbow trend has recently taken over in all areas.
We see it in food, drinks (remember that Starbucks unicorn frappuccino), and hair. Anyone else over it?
Well, we’re finally moving onto something the complete opposite.
Instead of color, we’ve got something monochromatic — a solution to end all the multicolored madness: goth lattes.
Did you ever want a drink that literally matched your dark soul?
A caffeinated beverage that looks like how you feel?
Are these goth lattes foreshadowing all around darkness?
Is the apocalypse coming? Will our futures be surrounded with darkness?
The drink is composed of crushed souls.
Not to mention all the dead unicorn lattes. These beverages just might be as dark as a cold person’s dead heart.
Alright, so we might have over-exaggerated a bit.
The drinks are actually made out of activated charcoal. It’s an ingredient that actually has a lot of healthy benefits.
Although it may not look like it, activated charcoal can help the human body in various ways.
It can aid in getting rid of heavy metals, bacteria, and other toxins in the body. Activated charcoal is also helpful for digestion.
You could even use it after a night of heavy drinking to fix a hangover.
Although it doesn’t absorb alcohol, it can get rid of toxins in the body that contribute to poisoning.
But that doesn’t mean you should load yourself up with the drink.
The beverage is good for you so long as you consume it in the correct quantity.
So what else goes into the latte?
Well, the recipe is actually different in each cafe that creates it.
For example, Farm Girl in London puts date syrup and cashew milk into theirs.
Studio 3, a yoga studio and nourish bar, in Australia uses coconut syrup and coconut milk in theirs.
So far, the lattes have only appeared at cafes in the UK and Australia.
But don’t fret, it won’t be long until you’ll start seeing the drinks at a local coffee shop’s menu.
The drinks will slowly make their way over to the U.S.
But until then, if you can’t wait, you can try making them yourself at home.
It’s just like any other latte but with activated charcoal.
You can try adding vanilla almond milk and vanilla extract into your recipe or look up online recipes for more ideas.
Once the goth lattes start rolling around all over the world, you can claim you’re ordering one for the health reasons.
But it’s ok, we know the truth. You just want it for that Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/Snapchat photo but we’re not judging. We’d do the same.