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Cochineal Extract

Why You Should Never, Ever Give Red Candies To Your Valentine

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.13.2014 | Healthy Living

As you wander the aisles and aisles of red and pink candies trying to pick out the perfect sweet treat for your valentine, consider this: You could be...

Berries Over Bugs

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The ingredient in question is carmine. It's a red dye extracted from the dried, pulverized bodies of the cochineal insect -- an unphotogenic arthropod native to Mexico and South America with a fondness for cactus. Dannon uses carmine in four flavors of Fruit on the Bottom yogurt.

Starbucks Drops Controversial Bug Ingredient

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home

UPDATE: Starbucks has announced it will no longer use cochineal extract in its Strawberries & Creme Frappuccino drinks and other products, instead opt...