Starbucks polar bear cookies stir up controversy, but they're actually old news

Starbucks' Polar Bear Cookie Is Causing a Stir
Starbucks' Polar Bear Cookie Is Causing a Stir

Get over it, people.

First there was the so-called red-cup "war on Christmas," and now there's another holiday controversy brewing for Starbucks: cookies that look like poached polar bears.

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But don't worry! Not only were no polar bears harmed in the making of these cookies -- the coffee giant isn't even making the treats at all anymore.

Yes, it seems this controversy is simply a cold case.

After some old photos of the polar bear cookies started popping up on social media recently, people couldn't help but notice an unappetizing aspect -- the bears' red scarfs looked like bloody neck wounds.

Cue the Internet freak-out!

Alas, anyone on the hunt for the morbid-looking cookies will be disappointed.

Starbucks stopped selling the sweets years ago.

Related: How Starbucks cups have changed over the years

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