Not my beer. Anywhere else, but not in my favorite, super yummy and refreshing, grapefruit beer. And, to add insult to injury, why now? Why find out now….just when the weather is getting warm and I am primed for Grapefruit Beer drinking on the deck and at the beach?
I don’t mean to be naive. I guess, if I were to think about it, I’d be certain that I eat things I’d prefer not to eat on a weekly basis. But this blatant….slap you in the face declaration… right there on the label makes it kind of difficult to turn the other cheek.
Do I continue to “enjoy” my favorite beer, regardless of the fact that I’m now aware it is partially bug juice? Or do I run for the hills and find a new favorite?
Cochineal extract is extracted from the cochineal, specifically the female, a species of insect that belongs to the order entomologists refer to as the “true bugs.” (Don’t trust any account that calls this bug a beetle — it’s not).