Are You Drinking Bugs With Your Starbucks? | NBC 4i
[NBC4i.com - News - Top Stories] Company spokesmen did tell CNN that Starbucks started using cochineal extract to move away from some dyes and other artificial ingredients, that the extract is FDA-approved, and that it would never do anything to harm its customers.
[Food Product Design Site Wide Content Feed] Consumers Bugged About Starbucks Use of Cochineal Extract: Word on the street is a vegan Starbucks barista snapped a picture of the sauces ingredient list and sent it off to a vegetarian blog site ThisDishIsVegetarian.com, which posted it earlier this month. The news ignited criticism from advocacy groups and vegetarian groups that were under the impression the products, when ordered with soy milk, contained no animal products.
[This page intentionally left ugly] Dear Starbucks: I want MORE Cochineal Extract in my Drink | This ...: I’m not making excuses, but the fact that I’m Asian may have a hand in the fact that I don’t see cochineal in a food product as being particularly upsetting. What I do find very upsetting is people treating said cochineal as being a product of Satan himself.
[Be Food Smart] Cochineal Extract Found in Popular Starbucks' Beverage | Be Food ...: Due to several studies on children and hyperactivity, the European Union requires food containing this colorant to have a label which states: “may have an adverse effect on activity in children.” In 2005, the WHO issued the following statement on this colorant: “The Committee concluded that cochineal extract, carmines, and, possibly, carminic acid in foods and beverages may initiate or provoke allergic reactions in some individuals. Because some of the adverse reactions are severe, it considered that appropriate information, for example noting the presence of the colour in foods and beverages, should be provided to alert individuals who are allergic to these compounds.”"
[Jezebel] Starbucks Pisses Off Vegans: Starbucks recently started using cochineal extract in its Strawberries and Creme Frappuccinos and red velvet whoopee pies. They did this after customers insisted that Starbucks start to use natural ingredients whenever possible.
[RSS Feed - Top Digital Journal News] Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccinos dyed with cochineal bugs: A barista at Starbucks has drawn attention to the crushed bugs used to give the lovely pink hue in Starbucks' Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino. Before you are hit with a squeamish reaction, consider it is a natural, rather than artificial food dye.
[Food Court] Starbucks Beetle Extract Causes Controversy | Food Court: The cochineal extract does appear on packaged foods ingredient lists. This is a change as of early 2011 when new rules from the FDA stopped the practice of labeling cochineal extract as “artificial colors”
[News One] Starbucks Bugs | News One: Creme frappuccinos and Strawberry smoothies contain an ingredient that gives the drinks their crimson color. The color comes from cochineal that is a type of insect. The bug or parasite that is native to tropical and subtropical South America and Mexico produces an acid that when mixed with aluminum or calcium salts makes a carmine or red dye.
[Z6Mag] Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccino Colored with Cochineal Extract ...: A vegetarian website, thisdishisvegetarian.com was notified from a Starbucks barista that the Strawberry Frappuccino is not vegan and is using cochineal extract in the drink. The barista told the website, “I’m a vegan who currently works as a barista at a Starbucks in the midwest, and I wanted to let you guys know that the Strawberries and Cream Frappucinos and Strawberry Smoothies at Starbucks are NOT vegan.
[Bright Futura] Starbucks Reveals Popular Drink Contains Crushed Bugs - Bright ...: (elitedaily) Have you ever wondered how Starbucks makes their Strawberry Frappuccinos look so vibrantly pink? The pink hue is thanks to crushed up insects, according to new information provided by the coffee chain giant. In a statement released by Starbucks, the company has revealed that they use cochineal extract, which is the ground-up bodies of insects, as a dye for the popular rose-coloured beverage.
[Cooking with Kathy Man] Starbucks' Strawberry Frappuccino Coloured By Insect Extract ...: Strabuck acknowledged that the red colour used in its Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino and strawberry-flavored smoothies”cochineal extract”is derived from the cochineal insect, which lives on the prickly pear cactus in South America.
[Food Poisoning Blog] Starbucks customers warned of dye used in ... - Food Poisoning Blog: The FDA was petitioned by the Center for Science in the Public Interest in 1998 to have food processors include cochineal extract on ingredients labels after the group learned of a consumer having an allergic reaction to the dye.
[News Blog] Report: Starbucks Frappuccinos Dyed with Crushed Up Bugs ...: A Starbucks barista reveals that the Seattle-based coffee giant’s Strawberry Frappuccino recently had a recipe makeover, and now uses an ingredient that includes crushed up bugs to achieve its rosy, pink color.
[CBS Seattle] A Bug's Life? Starbucks Accused Of Putting Insect Dye In Drinks ...: “I wanted to let you guys know that the Strawberries and Cream Frappucinos (sic) and Strawberry Smoothies at Starbucks are NOT vegan,” she wrote to the blog. “The strawberry sauce we use contains ”cochineal extract. My guess would be that the recipe changed about three or four weeks ago, when our strawberry sauce got new packaging.”
[New Media Blog] Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccinos dyed with crushed up cochineal ...: Homepage · About New Media Blog. « Father who killed burglar with meat cleaver to end 'harrowing and brutal' attack was 'justified', coroner rules. Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccinos dyed with crushed up cochineal bugs, report says. CBS News, by Ryan Jaslow Posted By: Photoonist- Tue, 27 Mar 2012 21:18:29 GMT Are you a fan of Starbucks Strawberry Frappuccinos? How do you feel ... The extract is also known as "carmine" or "crimson lake." Tags: Breaking ...
Posted at March 30, 2012 09:35 AM
Post a comment
Thanks for signing in, . Now you can comment. (sign out)(If you haven't left a comment here before, you may need to be approved by the site owner before your comment will appear. Until then, it won't appear on the entry. Thanks for waiting.)