Never judge a book by it’s cover…sure, but what if that cover looks like a burnt pile of coal? The newest weird food trend does have coal in it, but it’s not burnt. Introducing the charcoal activated vegan croissant, it’s being served at a cafe in East London for 1.80 and the caption reads “tastes better than it looks!”
I’ve seen charcoal in face masks and whitening toothpastes, but I’m not sure how I feel about purposefully ingesting it. Despite my feelings, activated charcoal is being called a “superfood” these days, with claims that it reduces the body’s absorption of toxins. I’m not sure if that’s enough to convince me to taint the classic croissant with it though.