Crushed Bugs

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Starbucks To Stop Using ‘Crushed Bug’ Dye

The Seattle-based coffee chain said in a blog post on its website Thursday that it made the decision to reformulate its drinks after feedback from consumers prompted a “thorough” evaluation.

04/19/2012

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Formerly-Vegan Starbucks Drink Dyed With Crushed Bugs

The website thisdishisvegetarian.com reports Starbucks’ Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino is not vegan, even if it contains soy, after a barista alerted the site that the company’s new strawberry flavoring contains “cochineal extract” – which is essentially crushed up dried bugs used as dye.

03/27/2012

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