that is some bad PR
and that is some REALLY BAD PR response
“it helps us move away from articficial dyes”
great excuse for crushed-bug frappes
people are really gonna love that
Crushed bugs, or as the entire United States food industry knows it, “natural red four”. It shows up on food labels as “cochineal extract” and I guarantee you that you’ve eaten it. Seriously, this isn’t a new thing that Starbucks made up to freak you out. If you’re this upset by finding out where the ingredients in your frapp comes from, don’t Google “milk”. It turns out that it’s a secretion from modified sweat glands in the undersides of cows… EWWWWWWWWWWW!