Written by PETA
Starbucks has a solid history of working
with PETA to reduce suffering for animals used for food and to offer its
customers cruelty-free options. So when we heard that the nation's premier
coffee chain had begun using
beetle juice to color its Strawberries
and Crème Vegan Frappuccinos, we knew something was amiss.
We went straight to the source. True to
form, Starbucks committed to making the switch back to a plant-based colorant.
It will soon be Starbucks vegan strawberry
Frapps all 'round at PETA headquarters in celebration of the settling of the Frappaccino
flap by what PETA calls "a corporation with a conscience." We
appreciate that Starbucks clearly learned from its error, and since no one,
vegetarian or not, wants beetle juice in their Frapp, we are glad that everyone
will soon be able to celebrate the fact that it's gone for good.
I'll drink (a Strawberries and Crème
Vegan Frappuccino) to that.
Written by Michelle Kretzer
Dancing goats, Alec Baldwin, and Etch-A-Sketch—you never know what delights you'll find on PETA's Tumblr page.
I'll take a Venti soy mocha Frappuccino with no whip, please. (Oh, how I've longed to utter those words.) Apparently, Starbucks has been getting all those requests that I've been stuffing into its suggestion boxes, because it's introducing vegan Frappuccinos nationwide starting May 5!
Frappuccinos − dairy = frozen dream come true. And did I mention that Starbucks also carries yummy vegan cookies? Sweet.
Via Quarry Girl
Written by Amy Skylark Elizabeth
The following is a guest post from PETA Living's Mylie.
Yes, you read that right: Starbucks now has vegan cookies. As if Starbucks weren't already super vegan-friendly simply by offering soy milk, now it has something that you can dunk in that soy latte. Among a plethora of new healthy snacks it's carrying, like fruit and nut bars, granola, and fruit snacks, Starbucks is now carrying vegan and allergy-friendly Lucy's cookies.
When Dr. Lucy Gibney, the mastermind behind these delicious cookies, learned that her child suffers from severe food allergies, she decided to do some serious cookie research to find a recipe that would be safe for her little one to enjoy. What she stumbled upon led her to create her very own recipe for cookie success! What's even sweeter than vegan cookies at Starbucks? You can now enter to win a case of them in our contest.
So, what are you waiting for? Pick some up today on your lunch break and share our contest on Facebook with your family and friends!
Written by Mylie Thompson
Pop quiz—Tokyo's bustling Shibuya Crossing is famous for:
All of you who answered "e" would get a big, sloppy wet kiss from HachikÅ if he were still with us, but since he isn't, you'll have to content yourselves with a pretty picture of the Lettuce Ladies in action:
Written by Alisa Mullins
This little piece of good news comes to you courtesy of my friend (and occasional PETA Files blogger) Joel Bartlett, who spends more time in our local Starbucks than some of the people who work there. (Incidentally, Joel, who is PETA’s Marketing Manager, actually seems to have something of an obsession with coffee-marketing news).
“Loyalty benefits. Starting in mid-April, customers who use registered Starbucks cards in select U.S. and Canadian stores will get several benefits: Starbucks will not charge for any syrups, milk alternatives and other extras added to drinks, no matter how numerous or complex. Senior Vice President Michelle Gass said she isn't concerned that will lead to more expensive, time-consuming orders.”From: SeattlePI.com
Soy lattes will always be cooler, more fancy, and less pus-filled than the dairy version, but now they’re just as affordable.
And, for those of you still hankering for more good news on the soy latte front, here’s an update on the Dunkin’ situation. I’ll keep you posted.
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