Food in Black: Inky dark is the culinary world's new bright spot
Little black dish
Overcoming the inherent distaste for anything in shades of grey and darker in food, gourmets are embracing the little black dish with as much enthusiasm as fashionistas their little black dresses.
People want to have their plates with something dark or the other, be it from charcoal, ash or squid ink.
The fandom is only growing.
Activating the hunger
Activated charcoal is a fine black powder made from bone char, coconut shells, peat, coal, olive pits or sawdust.The charcoal is "activated" by processing it at very high temperatures. Both, black burger and ice-cream, get their colour from activated charcoal.
Black pan pizza
The black pan pizza, claimed Pizza Hut, is more unique since it gets its colour from a "secret natural ingredient" that is wholly different from charcoal.
The back story
Imperfecto Shor Cafe uses squid ink to blacken and flavour 'Spanish Black Rice', a favourite on its menu.
Charcoal detox water
Akiva activated charcoal aloe vera health shots and Evocus black alkaline water claim to be big on health grounds and are cashing in on the black obsession.
While Akiva superfoods boast about their product being "healthy and tasty", Evocus banks highly on the "unique formulation" of its black alkaline water.