Why Starbucks Puts Bugs In Your Frappuccino?

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.

So, how do they turn these insects into the food coloring you see every day? It’s quite a process.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-cochineal-insects-color-your-food-and-drinks-2012-3#ixzz1qkxs4LYa

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