Starbucks Strawberry Drinks Are Colored with Cochineal

04/01/12 Charley Cameron@ Inhabitat

[…] Starbucks spokesperson Jim Olsen emphasized, “the strawberry base for our Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino does contain cochineal extract, a common natural dye that is used in the food industry, and it helps us move away from artificial ingredients,” later adding “We certainly respect and understand the interest this is getting, but it is a very common ingredient in foods and juices and beverages,” and that the company has no plans to change the ingredient […]

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