Bethenny Frankel SkinnyGirl Line Pulled From Whole Foods

September 6, 2011 at 11:50 am  •  Posted in Bethenny Frankel by  •  0 Comments

Whole Foods has pulled Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Margarita off their shelves because it’s been determined that is not an all natural product.

“After discovering that [Skinnygirl Margarita] contains a preservative that does not meet our quality standards, we have had to stop selling it,” said the natural and organic grocery chain in a statement.

Most drink mixes contain tons of preservatives, so it’s no surprise that even the natural Bethenny had to put something in her margarita to keep it shelf stable…but her website does say it’s all natural.

A rep from Skinnygirl said, “Skinnygirl Margarita contains very low levels of sodium benzoate (a preservative) so it can stay on the shelves. We understand their [Whole Foods] position and we respect that.”

As for Frankel, she tells Access Hollywood, “I’m not making wheatgrass here. If I could put an agave plant and some limes on a shelf I would. [The Skinnygirl Margarita] is as close to nature as possible, while still being a shelf-stable product. … We were bound to piss someone off and everyone loves to try to tear down a success. This is a non-event. I haven’t lost even a wink of sleep.”

No worries skinny’s still sold at countless liquor stores that don’t give a damn about preservatives.


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