31 Mar '12, 4am

Ground-Up Bugs In Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino | Care2 Causes

Ground-Up Bugs In Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino | Care2 Causes

Starbucks’ Strawberry and Creme Frappuccino gets its pink color from crushed parasitic insects , Dactylopius coccus . When crushed, the little white insects produce a bright red color, cochineal, which (notes NPR ) has been used “for centuries” in food, makeup and paints to illuminate manuscripts . Photo of crushed cochineal by madprime In Peru, people scrape the red coloring off cactus leaves to help feed their families and their children to school. Aside from the unsettling thought that you may have been ingesting powdered insects via your local Starbucks, the straw-buggy blended drinks have some other drawbacks. After a website, ThisDishIsVegetarian.com , announced on March 14 that Starbucks’ strawberry drink contains cochineal, the company confirmed that it is also used in its strawberry smoothies, as well as in food items including its birthday cake pop, mini donut wi...

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