Starbucks: Strawberry Frappuccinos Contain Ground Up Bugs (On Purpose)
9:45 am, March 27th | by Amy Tennery
No, it’s not all Frappuccinos. It’s just (are you ready to hear this?) the ones that are pink colored. So, if you drank a Strawberry Frapp lately… yea, sorry, you were eating bugs. Yep.
The company released a statement yesterday explaining that the pretty pink color of some of its beverages comes from the cochineal extract. And the cochineal extract comes from dead, dried-up cochineal insects. And no, Starbucks is not the only company to use this particular form of food dye. Just putting that out there.
Starbucks’ announcement was meant to educate its customers who don’t like eating non-plant-based things that were once alive but now are dead (oh, what they called?). Because when you’re drinking a strawberry frapp, you’re drinking dead things. The ad copy writes itself.
Needless to say, this might cause a few people to change their Frapp orders. Or just order coffee — that’s totally harmless, right?