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‘Charcoal Lattes’ Will Be The Next Drink Flooding Your Instagram Feed

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With Pink Drinks and Unicorn Lattes becoming crazes in the coffee shop world, we’ve finally come back full circle with a black colored drink. Well, charcoal to be exact.

These beautiful Charcoal Lattes have been spotted throughout coffee shops in London and Australia, and they’re  just as photogenic as any other colorful drink you’ve seen over the last year.

Once you go black you never go back #charcoallatte

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Instagram user Pavie V. got one of these lattes at Farm Girl Cafe in Notting Hill, saying it tasted like, “Charcoal with cashew milk and agave syrup.” Not sure how good that is, but at least we have an idea of its unusual taste.

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If you’re not familiar with the recent activated charcoal trend, which has been deemed safe to consume, there are supposed health benefits that people use for digestion and detoxification. This has led to “Black Lemonades,” and “Charcoal ice cream,” which have slowly made some noise on social media feeds.

We’re out here in California, so we can’t confirm how good or bad these lattes are, but we remember the trendy Starbucks Unicorn Frap was terrible, and people still flocked to get their pictures of it. Sometimes you just have to do it for the ‘gram.


Black Lemonade and Bacon-Wrapped Sausages Are How Disneyland Does Halloween, Doggy Style

There may be something mildly unsettling about knowing your dinner was inspired by a film about a re-animated, recently deceased canine, but if you’re about that life, the new Frankenweenie-inspired food offerings at Disney’s California Adventure just might make you the perfect Halloween Time treats.

According to the OC Register, the Frank-n-Weenie is a pork sausage wrapped in bacon; topped with barbecue sauce, sauteed onions and apple slices; nestled inside an onion-jalapeno bun (the bacon wrapping is meant to resemble the stitching on the wiener’s namesake). The Franken-Fusion Lemonade, on the other hand, is a grape and blackberry-infused lemonade topped with white, lemon-lime foam, which in turn ties into the film’s black and white animation.

Of course, in true Disney fashion, both of these moderately imaginative concoctions come with a premium price point of $7.19 and $4.49 (respectively, plus tax), but if you’re already forking over the $100 to get into the park, I’m pretty sure your wallet can take it.

Among other things, Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort will also see the promotions of Pumpkin beignets, coffin-shaped white-chocolate mousse and “bloody” pork chops covered in blackberry sauce, served at various locations throughout the park–from now until Halloween.

[Photo courtesy Paul Hiffmeyer, Disneyland Resort, via OCRegister]