Starbugs: Coffee chain Starbucks to stop using insects to color food and drinks.
Ewwwwww….. If you’re going to put bug parts in my Starbucks coffee, at least tell me about it first! From this day forward, I shall refer to Starbucks as “StarBugs.”
If you have not heard the latest news from Starbucks, well, let me fill you in. Starbucks finally came out and admitted to their coffee drinkers (on their blog) earlier this week that they have been using “beetle-based food dye” to color their strawberry flavored mixed drinks, and other foods like the raspberry swirl cake, and red velvet whoopie pies! Are you flipping kidding me!?!? ..I mean how long has Starbucks been using this beetle-based food dye in their food and drinks? I will always look at Starbucks differently now. Starbucks came out and apologized saying that they are going to start using a natural, tomato-based extract “lycopene” to color their food and drinks going forward. …ahh, duh! That might have been a good choice from the start. What happened? Did they get a really good deal on beetles or something?
This is what Starbucks posted on their blog “After a thorough, yet fastidious, evaluation, I am pleased to report that we are reformulating the affected products to assure the highest quality possible” Cliff Burrows, the company’s US president said in a statement posted to the company’s blog. – My Translation ..oh shit, we got caught putting mashed beetle shit in our in our stuff, “quickly” (fastidiously) get that shit out before profits start dropping!