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Do you mind Starbucks putting bugs in your drink?


Starbucks recently admitted to using crushed up cochineal insects to add the pinkish-red color to their strawberry smoothies. How do you feel about unknowingly drinking bugs?

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IDONO says

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    Becky Bruce 4 years ago

    great points here IDONO... at least bugs are not causing unknown damages to our bodies like many of the other foods you mentioned.


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Jeff Gamble says

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    Becky Bruce 4 years ago

    Very true...Starbucks did use these bugs as opposed to an artificial dyes.... so at least it is natural. Yet, sometimes I think.. what's worse eating an insect or eating a huge, sweet, and pretty cow? Logically, the bugs don't seem as bad!

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    Becky Bruce 4 years ago

    interesting!! The bugs are harmless... and probably much better for us than the food coloring that would be used otherwise. Could you go into slightly more detail about these health complications? I'm intrigued....

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Ask Ashley says

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    Becky Bruce 4 years ago

    Thanks Ashley! That is so interesting!! glad to know someone else is feeling iffy about drinking bugs. But it's funny because we both admit that the unnatural additives are worse for us... I just don't think I want either!

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Peeples says

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    Becky Bruce 4 years ago

    I did not know about the 'rat hair' thing... but that really grosses me out!

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Josak says

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    Becky Bruce 4 years ago

    what other stuff is it used in? If you don't mind sharing! Thanks :)

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    nmdonders 4 years ago

    I thought this was a subjective question with no right or wrong answer. Is an opinion wrong? Just click downvote, it's easier than attempting to articulate an intelligent comment.


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    Becky Bruce 4 years ago

    daskittlez- love your calm attitude about this! CNN just put SBUX on blast... now everyone knows the smoothie is produced with bug bodies.... although far less people seem to be worried about it than I would have expected! I guess I'm a squeamish one

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