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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Beetlejuice! Starbucks Admits To Using Dead Bugs As Food Dye In Frappuccinos

By: Bossip Staff

Beetlejuice! Starbucks Admits To Using Dead Bugs As Food Dye In Frappuccinos
Would you like a tall, grande or venti? SMH

Just when you thought the prices were the only thing disgusting about Starbucks, the latest findings will leave you gagging:

    Starbucks has the vegan community seeing red over what it recently began using to color its Strawberry Frappuccinos: beetles.

    That’s beetles as in ground up cochineal beetles — mostly found in Mexico and South America.

    Gross as that may sound, it’s a common, government-approved food coloring used widely throughout the food industry. It’s in everything from some Yoplait yogurts to three Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts flavors.

    A Vegan website, ThisDishIsVeg.com, this month warned its readers that Strawberry Frappuccino was no longer vegan and now is using the beetles for coloring. Starbucks made the switch in January when it aggressively moved away from artificial ingredients.

    For Starbucks, which is eager to get artificial ingredients out of its food and drinks, it’s an unexpected PR problem. Never mind that Frappuccinos, in total, represent a $2 billion global business for Starbucks. “This is the quintessential modern day PR crisis,” says PR expert Katie Delahaye Paine. “You try to be good and green, and someone is going to get you for it.”

UGGGGGGHHHHH! We don’t care how green or environmentally sound this may be, we do NOT want to wondering if we’re going to get a mouthful of creepy-crawly’s next time we order something at Starbucks. 

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