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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 ...


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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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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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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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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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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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This really, really bugs me!


6 posted on 03/29/2012 3:02:26 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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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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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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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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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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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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Why don’t they use...um...strawberries?


12 posted on 03/29/2012 3:09:36 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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