Bugs In Your ‘Bucks?

27 Mar

So this is kind of nasty. Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccinos are colored with dye from crushed bugs. The Cochineal insect to be exact. This is the same bug used to color ‘Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice’ along with a multitude of other commonly used and eaten goods and foods.

Starbucks recently announced they will be used these crushed up bugs in place of artificial coloring in a bid to make their products more healthy. I can’t hate on that but wouldn’t some strawberries and lemon juice (to keep the color) do the trick, naturally, just as well without the cruelty and nasty factors?

http://consumerist.com/2012/03/strawberry-frappuccinos-no-longer-vegan-contain-bug-extract.html

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