starbucks uses beetles in coffee

Beetle in Your Coffee


Bet you didn’t know there were beetles in your coffee.

Bowing to pressure from its vegetarian customers; Starbucks has just announced that it is phasing out a key ingredient. The coffee powerhouse will now stop using a natural, government approved coloring made from crushed beetles. This coloring is used to make strawberry flavoring and is a staple in menu items such as frappuccinos, smoothies and some deserts.  read more »