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Starbucks To Phase Out Crushed Bugs From Pink Drinks & Pastries

Just as I was introduced to Starbucks coffee-free Strawberries and Creme Frappachino, I learn that its lovely ballet pink color is not from the mix of deep ripe strawberries and luscious thick cream.  Darn that I had o find out that a cactus feeding bug found in Central and South America is the mother of the color in Starbuck's pink drinks and desserts. Yum. Chopped cochineals.
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Starbucks Crushes Bugs in Pink Drinks

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog (3 years ago)

The strawberry frappucino drinks at Starbucks are colored pink using cochineal extract -- which is made from the dried bodies of cochineal bugs -- instead of artificial dye. "My guess would be that the recipe changed about three or ... Read Post

Starbucks nixes crushed-bug dye in frappes and pastries

Business & Finance : Money & Co (3 years ago)

Your Strawberries & Creme frappuchino will no longer feature a splash of bug – enough customers didn’t want to slurp crushed cochineal insects that Starbucks Corp. is ditching the red dye used in their making. Read Post

Starbucks Strawberry Frappucinos Are Colored With Crushed Bugs, Not Fruit

Lifestyle / Food & Drink : Blisstree: Eat (3 years ago)

Starbucks announced earlier this week that their Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino contains cochineal extract: a type of food coloring made from crushed bugs. Some think this could make the chain less appealing to vegans (although, t... Read Post


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