“At Starbucks, we have the goal to minimize artificial ingredients in our products. The strawberry base for our Strawberries & Crème 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.”
The company didn’t clarify if it would consider using something else to color the drinks, now that so many vegans have become aware of the cochineal extract.
The vegans behind the petition have suggested Starbucks use other natural ingredients to color the drinks, like beet extract, purple sweet potato, black carrot or paprika.
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