01 May '12, 9pm

Not a typo Starbucks Breaks Up The Beetles #donkeyforeskinflavoringagent

Not a typo Starbucks Breaks Up The Beetles #donkeyforeskinflavoringagent

In response to the recent controversy surrounding their use of beetle-based food dye, Starbucks head honcho Cliff Burrows blogs : After a thorough, yet fastidious, evaluation, I am pleased to report that we are reformulating the affected products to assure the highest quality possible. Our expectation is to be fully transitioned to lycopene, a natural, tomato-based extract, in the strawberry sauce (base) used in our Strawberries & Crème Frappuccino® blended beverage and Strawberry Banana Smoothie. Likewise, we are transitioning away from the use of cochineal extract in our food offerings which currently contain it (Raspberry Swirl Cake, Birthday Cake Pop, Mini Donut with pink icing, and Red Velvet Whoopie Pie). Mr. Burrows’ blog post is a huge step forward for transparency in Starbucks’ varied and disgusting use of controversial animal products*, which include bat guano co...

Full article: http://sprudge.com/starbucks-breaks-up-the-beetles.html

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