There’s A Bug In My Frappuccino!! – Starbucks Pulls Bug Based Dye From Menu and Drink Items

There's A Bug In My Frappuccino!! - Starbucks Pulls Bug Based Die From Menu and Drink Items

Starbucks has announced it will no longer use cochineal extract in its Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino drinks and five other products, instead opting for a tomato-based ingredient called lycopene.  Cochineal extract is made from dried and crushed beetles.  GAH!  It’s in more stuff than you think.  If you’re a modern lady and you’re wearing some lipstick today, chances are you’ve got crushed beetles on your lips.  I personally love the Birthday Cake Pops at Starbucks – on the off chance that I go in.  Do they have crushed beetles?  Survey says?  Yes! Continue reading