Gothic Cuisine

Blackened menu items serve as an antidote to over-the-top rainbow treats

Implications - In a time when consumers of all ages are motivated by the social sharing of everyday experiences, individuals are opting for gothic-looking all-black menu items that visually entice with the help of ingredients like squid ink, black sesame or coconut ash. In addition to being seen as a reaction to the current cultural obsession with fantasy-inspired aesthetics that offer a taste of escapism, this progression speaks to the desire to see familiar experiences enhanced with multi-sensory elements that also boast practical effects such as detoxification.
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All-Black Ice Cream Cones - LA's Little Damage Serves Waffle Cones Made with Charcoal
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This Quarter and Warm 2,324 Clicks Pub: Apr 29, 17
All-Black Ice Cream Cones
LA's Little Damage Serves Waffle Cones Made with Charcoal
Little Damage is an ice cream shop based in Los Angeles that is receiving many new visitors who are after its all-black ice cream cones. The so-called “goth” waffle cone gets its color... [More]
Spiced Rum Ice Creams - The B'lack Summer Skream' Truck is Serving Up Pitch Black Ice Cream
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This Month and Hot 231 Clicks Pub: Jul 11, 17
Spiced Rum Ice Creams
The B'lack Summer Skream' Truck is Serving Up Pitch Black Ice Cream
While many people associate summertime with colorful prints and bright hues, Kraken Black Spiced Rum is serving up something noticeably darker from its Black Summer Skream truck. Making its way... [More]
Instant Black Ramen Noodles - The Squid Ink Black Seafood Cup Noodles Have a Dark Broth
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This Week and Hot 124 Clicks Pub: Jul 20, 17
Instant Black Ramen Noodles
The Squid Ink Black Seafood Cup Noodles Have a Dark Broth
Consumers are intrigued by unexpected food colors more than ever as seen, which is something the new Squid Ink Black Seafood Cup Noodles black ramen look to help play on. The noodles consist of the... [More]
Healthy Gothic Lattes - This Charcoal Latte From Damson & Co Has a Distinctive Black Color
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This Quarter and Warm 1,380 Clicks Pub: May 27, 17
Healthy Gothic Lattes
This Charcoal Latte From Damson & Co Has a Distinctive Black Color
This charcoal latte has a gothic black color, making it the assumed rival of all rainbow-colored unicorn food products, including the limited edition Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks. Available at... [More]
Charcoal Pizza Crusts - This Restaurant Pizza Crust Boasts Activated Charcoal as a Main Ingredient
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This Quarter and Warm 175 Clicks Pub: May 26, 17
Charcoal Pizza Crusts
This Restaurant Pizza Crust Boasts Activated Charcoal as a Main Ingredient
A light char on a pizza is something that many foodies hope to see on a restaurant pizza crust, as it adds a smoky flavor and provides visual proof of the pizza oven’s high heat. However,... [More]
Detoxifying Charcoal Brownies - BLK//SUGAR's Brownie Treats are Infused with Activated Charcoal
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This Month and Warm 142 Clicks Pub: Jul 1, 17
Detoxifying Charcoal Brownies
BLK//SUGAR's Brownie Treats are Infused with Activated Charcoal
BLK//SUGAR (pronounced “Black Sugar”) is a small-batch micro-bakery in Baltimore that produces extra-dark brownie treats that get their distinctive coloring from the addition of activated... [More]
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