Who doesn’t love a good “house-made charcoal sangria?”
"You have to have real food,” says Scratch's pastry chef Margarita Kallas-Lee, whose inky dessert combines activated charcoal with nutrient-infused sprinkles.
People from various corners of Pinterest boast about the many benefits of activated charcoal—from detoxing stomachs to curing hangovers. I decided to put the new fad to the ultimate test and popped some charcoal pills.
Juice companies and wellness blogs are suddenly lauding activated charcoal as a cure-all "detoxifier," but you may want to think twice before forking over $10 for "activated lemonade."