Starbucks Removes Beetle-Based Coloring

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•17 Apr 27, 2012

Starbucks said it would stop using cochineal beetles to color its strawberry Frappuccinos and switch to a tomato-based food coloring. What do you think?

  • “It's a shame they can't just make a strawberry Frappuccino out of some kind of naturally red fruit.”

    Penny Emge –
    Systems Analyst

  • “Great. Now how am I supposed to be the weird guy at Starbucks who impresses girls with his knowledge of what's really in their strawberry Frappucino?”

    Winston Reninger –
    Doffer

  • “Thank goodness cockroaches just crawl right into Dunkin' Donuts coffee machines every day so that I can still get my morning insect fix.”

    Blaine Foree –
    Screwhead Polisher

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