Yep I know its an educational site and if i had a corp board, lawyer or an editor I would probably be asked not to antagonize large companies but then again i dont so i’ll just say what i think.
How dare you try to feed me bugs without letting me know about it? don’t you have any shame? What about responsibility ? I get it that the large fastfood chains that de-facto are part of abuse of animals so its not a big deal to cross from there to pumping animals with what ever they pump them with the transition into selling pink slim is almost natural.. but Starbugs a coffee chain that is more expensive then any other chain that has this positive vibe in it how can they do something so low. are they sorry about it? well until i feel they are sorry about it in my mind they will be called StarBugs to remind me not to trust then and analyze every product i buy there – and yes ill still go there as its the best place for an office out of home for $2-4 an hour.
Well if you didn’t hear the story basically Starbugs uses red bugs(i don’t think that’s the actual name of the bugs) in there strawberry smoothy (i did not know they even have a smoothy i only buy there green tee with some honey). That makes me think if they can stuff a bug into strawberries i wonder where else are they stuffed…
I know this isn’t news that bugs have been used in candy and other products for years but it bugs me (no pun intended) that a really expensive beverage needs to have bugs in it … it doesn’t and its not that hard to explain to people that strawberries that aren’t fresh aren’t really pink so there you go…
There PR answer was something about how if they don’t use the bugs they would need to use chemicals of some sort but that’s just even more annoying what’s wrong with strawberries who cares if its lava red or not if its fresh and yummy natural color… or is it not and you need to hide it with color additives?
Being fair here for a moment its not Starbugs fault its ours as consumers that we think brighter is better when the reality of is that nothing is bright in nature almost nothing. A fresh product has blemishes or as a past landlord of mine told me the best tomato is the one full of bursts it means it overflows with goodness from the sun. We need to change as a culture that is so obsessed with perfection to obsess about goodness and nutrition and in general find a way to add really values in our life.
Starbugs isn’t as a whole bad company it just made a bad choice so its not that I’m going to war with them as just 2 days ago i had a cup of green tee and in return was allowed to stay in there store for about 2 hours so i’m still your client and you never know i might build banners or sites for you in the future but come on please don’t do s**t like that its just so frustrating.
Stop treating people like there dummies i bet you not even one person would by your shake if they has a sign on it BugBerry juice – so why do you think you can use bugs to sell something no one would want if they know what it was… to answer your question if you feel like you can’t sell it without bugs – great don’t sell it sell a lemonade !
Ok thanks for listening to my latest tantrum.
We have a right to know what we consume and it shouldn’t be a surprise so please track back on that lame PR answer just say sorry and drop it out of your menu if you haven’t done it already and mainly promises to us you will never do it again – and mean it!
Edit: as i get my news late it looks like Starbucks will remove the bugs from there menus throughout the US but for the world it will see be StarBugs… what a shame. do you have other secret ingredients that if we know about would make us pissed off?