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.
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
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