9 Foods Made With Crushed Bugs

Starbucks has announced they are reviewing alternative food dyes to cochineal (aka crushed bugs). But a Strawberry Frap isn’t the only food you’ve eaten colored by crushed bugs.

1. Starbucks Strawberries & Creme Frappucino

2. Nerds Candy

“Thank you for contacting Wonka® Nerds®.

Carmine is a coloring agent extracted from the female cochineal insect. The insects are collected from prickly pear cactus plants primarily in South America and Europe.”

Source: http://www.goeggless.com/2009/06/nerds-candies.html

3. Ocean Spray Ruby-Red Grapefruit Juice

Source: http://www.labelwatch.com/product_pop.php?id=2484

And you thought the ruby red came from grapefruits.

5. Dannon Yogurt

Source: http://www.labelwatch.com/product_pop.php?id=7189

Yogurt and bugs apparently go well together.

8. Kellogg’s Yogos Island Explosion Fruit Snacks

Source: http://labelwatch.com/product_pop.php?id=4413

9. Mango Snapple

Source: http://cookingwithwildtree.com/2011/03/12/mystery-ingredients-whats-really-in-your-food/

Made from the best stuff on Earth? Seriously, Snapple thinks crushed bugs are the best thing on Earth.

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