WARNING: 9 Foods Made With Crushed Bugs

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Crushed bugs aka cochineal are creeping in all over the place in food we normally like to snack on.  Check out this list of 9 foods that contain crushed bugs and be aware!  After all, you are what you eat…?

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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. Starbucks has announced they are reviewing alternative food dyes to cochineal (aka crushed bugs). But their Strawberry Frappucino isn’t the only food you’ve may have snacked on that contains crushed bugs…

1. Starbucks Strawberries & Creme Frappucino

Starbucks Strawberries & Creme Frappucino

2. Nerds Candy

Nerds Candy

3. Ocean Spray Ruby-Red Grapefruit Juice

Ocean Spray Ruby-Red Grapefruit Juice

4. Strawberry Yoplait

Strawberry Yoplait

5. Dannon Yogurt

Dannon Yogurt

6. Dole’s Fruit-in-Gel Snacks

Dole's Fruit-in-Gel Snacks

7. SoBe Courage (Discontinued)

SoBe Courage (Discontinued)

8. Kellogg’s Yogos Island Explosion Fruit Snacks

Kellogg's Yogos Island Explosion Fruit Snacks

9. Mango Snapple

Mango Snapple


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