Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

8 HOURS AGO The struggle is real: http://t.co/c3PaaxQXz6 pic.twitter.com/P30hPIVd6p

10 HOURS AGO #Exclusive: #BUNKD and #Jessie star @TheKaranBrar spills on Ravi's journey in the new show: http://t.co/TMv3GT5giO pic.twitter.com/cDf2QU8TXE

10 HOURS AGO This duet is giving us LIFE! @HaileeSteinfeld & @ShawnMendes 😍:http://t.co/B2ySsZKy7yypic.twitter.com/XBPJ5kkkbZZ

 

sponsored links

So you don't like beetle juice, huh?

 
Cochineal beetles have long been used to color food and beverages a sunny shade of reddish-pink. But just ‘cause it’s natural doesn’t mean consumers were quick to lap it up.

 

This past January, Starbucks launched an aggressive effort to move from artificial ingredients to all-natural. Beetles were part of the swap. Once a vegan barista discovered the switch-up, the Detroit Free Press reports, he alerted a vegan blogger and the news took over the ‘Net.

 

Starbucks has since announced that they are eliminating beetles not just from their strawberry-flavored drinks, like the tasty Strawberry Frappuccino, but they’re also removing it from the Raspberry Swirl Cake, Red Velvet Whoopie Pie and various other pink- and red-colored treats. It’s replacement? Lycopene.

 

Lycopene is a tomato-based extract that is, like the cochineal beetle, completely natural. Its origin, however, seems to be going a long way to soothe outraged coffee consumers. Vegans across the globe are rejoicing.

 

What do you think of this change, hunnies? Did you care about the beetles being used for coloring?
 
 

BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 4/20/2012 12:53:00 PM

POSTED IN , ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
When applying sunscreen, don’t forget the tricky spots (ears, behind the shoulders, eyelids, and feet) so you don’t get burned!
 

Back to school shopping is near!  What's your fave purchase?






 
 
X

Muscle weighs more than fat, so that’s why you gain weight instead of losing it when you workout regularly.

Calling all fashionistas! Could *you* be NFL's next Star Stylist?

 

 

Hey, fashionable football fans! We want *you* to show off your sporty styling skills in NFL's Star Stylist challenge. 32 finalists (one for each team!) will compete for their chance to be featured in GL and win tix to the game of their choice. 

CLICK HERE to enter! 

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links