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Starbucks’ use of crushed beetles in food coloring for its frappuccino products—which it had labeled vegan—is merely the tip of the iceberg. The cochineal beetle, often used in red food dyes, is one of many disgusting ingredients found in everyday foods.
Starbucks is coming under fire from vegans for using ground-up bugs to color its Frappuccinos, but the use of cochineal insects is actually quite common in the food industry. In fact, cochineal dye has been around for centuries, although that probably doesn’t decrease the gross-out factor a whole lot.