Starbucks Admits Its Strawberry Drinks Are Colored with Crushed Parasitic Beetles

March 30, 2012 by  
Filed under Business, Eco, Green

Starbucks recently found itself in hot water when news that the red dyes used in their strawberry drinks contained  cochineal , a coloring made from crushed parasitic beetles . The ingredient has turned more than a few stomachs as it’s unfriendly to vegetarian customers, carries a few negative health impacts of its own, and ranks incredibly high on the “eww” factor scale. Starbucks’ Strawberries and Creme Blended Drinks and Strawberry Smoothies were cheerfully touted as vegan in the past — if one opts for them to be made with soy milk — but their “natural” dyes will now cause many to reconsider. Read the rest of Starbucks Admits Its Strawberry Drinks Are Colored with Crushed Parasitic Beetles Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: artificial dyes , beetle dye , carmine color , cochineal dye , food allergies , natural coloring , red dye , starbuck pink dye , starbucks , starbucks bug dye , starbucks frappuchino , starbucks smoothie , strawberries and creme , vegan drinks , vegetarian food

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