"Starbugs" Using Insects in a Popular Drink
If you enjoy Starbucks Strawberry frappuccinos then listen up.
Starbucks is now listing cochineal in their ingredients, which gives the Frappuccino its reddish hue.
What is cochineal? It is crushed up bugs.
The Seattle-based coffee chain is moving away from using artificial ingredients in their products, and swapped out the artificial coloring that was in their Strawberries and Cream Frappuccino with cochineal.
Although approved by the FDA as safe, ABC News reported that cochineal can cause allergic reactions and asthma in some people.
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