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Beetle coloring in Starbucks’ Strawberries & Creme Frappuccinos bugs vegans
http://www.suntimes.com/ ^

Posted on 03/29/2012 2:56:59 PM PDT by jakerobins

When Starbucks changed its Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino mix, it made sure the new ingredients were dairy-free. But no one said anything about being bug-free.

Turns out the strawberry sauce used in the coffee chain’s Frappuccinos contains cochineal extract — made from the bodies of ground-up cochineal beetles.

Starbucks made the switch in January, when it aggressively moved away from artificial ingredients.

An anonymous vegan barista who works for Starbucks sent a picture of the sauce’s ingredient list to a vegetarian blog called

(Excerpt) Read more at suntimes.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: starbucks
LOL! Vegans are angry....Anyone want to place bets until one of the Moonbats forms People for the Ethical Treatment of Bugs? Will they try and outlaw exterminators....HAHAHA
1 posted on 03/29/2012 2:57:04 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins
Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino

Anyone who drinks a "Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino" (whatever that is) instead of good honest coffee like God intended, deserves to be eating bugs in their drink.

2 posted on 03/29/2012 2:59:18 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: Thane_Banquo

Kids love the great taste of ground-up beetles!


3 posted on 03/29/2012 3:01:23 PM PDT by Argus
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To: jakerobins

I think that carmine red, cochineal, is not kosher either. Don’t know about halal.

The only thing that comes from bugs that is kosher is honey.


4 posted on 03/29/2012 3:01:57 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Thane_Banquo
Anyone who drinks a "Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino" (whatever that is) instead of good honest coffee like God intended, deserves to be eating bugs in their drink.

LOL !

Agree.

ML/NJ

5 posted on 03/29/2012 3:02:22 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: jakerobins

This really, really bugs me!


6 posted on 03/29/2012 3:02:26 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: jakerobins

Why don’t they just use beet juice instead of beetle juice for coloring? I have used it and it makes a beautiful color. Pink is my niece’s favorite color and I had a ‘Pink Day’ for her when she stayed with me- everything we ate that day was pink and I had to get creative with coloring for her oatmeal, tuna salad and mashed potatoes.


7 posted on 03/29/2012 3:03:24 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Thane_Banquo

Sounds like a drink that would be big in SF! I bet lizard queen Pelosi drinks them down everyday or maybe she likes her bugs raw? LOL


8 posted on 03/29/2012 3:06:17 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins

If a bunch of vegans were lost and starving in the jungle, and the only thing between them and death was a beetle, I bet they’d forget their veganism pretty fast.


9 posted on 03/29/2012 3:06:17 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Smith & Wesson: The original point and click interface)
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To: DBrow

Didn’t John the Baptist eat Locusts and Honey?


10 posted on 03/29/2012 3:08:42 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (If you could read my mind ... just count up the felonies!)
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To: jakerobins
Cochineal bugs are not all that gross. They are like aphids in that they suck juice from plants, specifically cactus. You can find them as far north as Phoenix where they commonly infest the pads of prickly-pear cactus. You don't see them directly because they spin a white, cottony webbing over themselves, typically around a group of thorns. Also they are so small they are hard to see individually.

chochineal on cactus

Squeeze the cottony stuff between your fingers and it will stain them a purple red and it will not wash off. Before chemical dyes were developed in the 19th century cochineal was the best bright red dye available.

If you can eat a shrimp (cockroach-like, bottom-dwelling, scum suckers) these should not give you the creeps.

11 posted on 03/29/2012 3:08:55 PM PDT by WMarshal (Bitter Clinger)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Why don’t they use...um...strawberries?


12 posted on 03/29/2012 3:09:36 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: jakerobins
I'm not entirely sure what “creme” and “frappucino” are, but wouldn't one of those include milk? Or are they calling some soy abomination “milk”?
13 posted on 03/29/2012 3:12:23 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: WMarshal

Bugs don’t disgust me much....They are good protein. I would prefer a Big Mac but if you are starving out in the wilderness they can keep you alive. Fried with chili’s they aren’t that bad.....


14 posted on 03/29/2012 3:13:47 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: jakerobins
Several varieties of yogurt contain 'ground up beetles', as well...I always take a few minutes to educate the ladies in the dairy aisle whenever I get the chance.

My wife would rather I didn't go grocery shopping with her, but I would hate to miss out. (Check Dannon's Blueberry flavor...CARMINE! It's in there, baby!)

15 posted on 03/29/2012 3:18:32 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: jakerobins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccbb0Pn5Lbw&feature=related


16 posted on 03/29/2012 3:21:31 PM PDT by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

I experienced pink tuna fish once, but it was coming up instead of going down...baaaaaaaad sandwich.


17 posted on 03/29/2012 3:26:40 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Thane_Banquo
“Anyone who drinks a “Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino” (whatever that is) instead of good honest coffee like God intended, deserves to be eating bugs in their drink.”

And they are probably a Communist.

Real coffee consists of pure foamy espresso; formed when steam of the correct temperature and pressure is forced through correctly ground coffee.

Anything less, should only be consumed by someone in a Volkswagen Bug with a flower holder on the dash.

18 posted on 03/29/2012 3:30:25 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: jakerobins

Beets would work too, but maybe not quite the desired shade and maybe costing more than beetles.


19 posted on 03/29/2012 3:36:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: jakerobins

Bug Mac!


20 posted on 03/29/2012 3:37:17 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: DBrow

Cochineal has been used in food coloring and as a stain for a hell of a long time. The chemistry set I received for Christmas in 1958 included a bottle of cohineal stain which is where I learned about it.


21 posted on 03/29/2012 3:43:01 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: DBrow

There are four varieties of locusts that are kosher per the Torah, but their identities are unclear.

The Torah states in Parshat Shemini:

“Every flying insect that uses four legs for walking shall be avoided by you. The only flying insects with four walking legs you may eat are those with knees extending above their feet, [using these longer legs] to hop on the ground. Among these you may only eat members of the red locust family, the yellow locust family, the spotted gray locust family and the white locust family. All other flying insects with four feet [for walking] must be avoided by you.”

More here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kosher_locust


22 posted on 03/29/2012 3:46:41 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Interesting. Locusts and beetles, though, use six legs for walking.

Unless the Torah considers the rear legs of the grasshopper to be for hopping?

I read somewhere that carmine was not kosher, is that correct?


23 posted on 03/29/2012 3:52:57 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: jakerobins

Oh, yeah, so tell me that you and the missus haven't gone out to "eat a few bugs" in your day.

24 posted on 03/29/2012 3:53:21 PM PDT by Fido969
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To: DBrow

Beetles aren’t kosher.

Carmine is another name for the cochineal beetle.

Here’s a list of what is and isn’t kosher. It’s just a general guide because not all rabbis agree on what is and isn’t kosher which results in there being about 360+ kosher certifying agencies around the world. Consult your local Orthodox rabbi for more specific information.

http://www.star-k.org/kashrus/kk-palate-secretingredient.htm


25 posted on 03/29/2012 4:02:04 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Fido969

I’ve heard of bikers choking to death on a stinging bee or wasp.


26 posted on 03/29/2012 4:02:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That sure sounds like an odd thing for Starbucks to want to use, as it would shut out religious Jews from their clientele.


27 posted on 03/29/2012 4:04:13 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Next time you go to the grocery store stop by the yogurt section. Look specifically at the ingredients for the cherry or strawberry flavors. You’ll more than likely find carmine or cochineal listed.


28 posted on 03/29/2012 4:48:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: jakerobins

Starbugs! I like it.


29 posted on 03/29/2012 5:12:23 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Charter Member of the Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List)
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To: jakerobins

I read the ingredients on drinks before I buy them. If I see “carmine”, I don’t buy them. Bugs, gross, eww.


30 posted on 03/29/2012 5:13:10 PM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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31 posted on 03/29/2012 5:18:59 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: exDemMom

32 posted on 03/29/2012 5:21:50 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

***”...instead of good honest coffee like God intended, deserves to be eating bugs in their drink.”***

How about the gourmet coffee picked from the manure of certain Asian animals?


33 posted on 03/29/2012 6:44:34 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: RJS1950
Cochineal has been used in food coloring and as a stain for a hell of a long time. The chemistry set I received for Christmas in 1958 included a bottle of cochineal stain which is where I learned about it.

Same here - came with my Gilbert Chemistry Set.

34 posted on 03/29/2012 6:45:44 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: jakerobins

LOL, when I first read this I thought it said bugs VETERANS, and I’m thinking....Beetle Bailey?


35 posted on 03/29/2012 6:55:04 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Unless that could be synthesized from chemicals, that shuts out the kosher dining crowd — and here where other yogurts now use kosher gelatins so they can sell to this crowd. As a Christian I do not worry about this, but if I had Jewish friends who were observant about a biblical diet I would try to respect their wishes.


36 posted on 03/29/2012 7:39:59 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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