While that observation may be the punchline of a bad joke you heard once upon a time, it turns out that if you frequent a certain Seattle-based coffee chain you may indeed have bugs in your cup of Joe. Starbucks has released a statement letting everybody know that some of their drinks—specifically their Strawberry Frappuccinos—get their lovely color from an extract of dead, dried-up bugs. Now as luck would have it, they’re not the only outfit to use the mortal remains of cochineal insects to color their wares, if that makes you feel any better. Nevertheless, if you’re trying to go vegan, you’ll want to order something other than the pink Frapp.
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