Yes, activated charcoal is nifty because it turns everything it touches black. It also attracts drugs and toxins to it, supposedly removing them from the body. For managing a poisoning or overdose, sure, it can be beneficial (It also counteracts birth control). But your food doesn’t need to look like it came from some ‘90s goth kid’s fever dream. And when TGI Fridays starts adding it its cocktails, you know it’s jumped the shark.