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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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ConsumerWatch: More Coffeehouses Pull Plug On Unlimited Wi-Fi

In more and more coffeehouses, if you’re looking to keep enjoying your cup of java with unlimited free Wi-Fi and plug-in access, you might be disappointed.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–08/05/2011

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Peet’s Coffee May Sell Itself To Starbucks

Emeryville-based Peet’s Coffee reportedly has held talks with Starbucks about a potential sale to the large coffee shop chain.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/16/2011

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2 Arrested In String Of San Leandro Robberies

San Leandro police have arrested two men suspected of robbing a Wells Fargo bank, a KFC, and a Starbucks, police said Tuesday.

CBS San Francisco–01/19/2011

A Starbucks gift card being swiped. (AP)

ConsumerWatch: Gift Cards Bought At Supermarkets May Not Work

Gift cards are among the most popular gift ideas during the holiday shopping season. But those who purchased or received a gift card recently may face an embarrassing moment.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/05/2011

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