Bravo star Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl cocktail line has been pulled from Whole Foods, according to FitPerez.
Apparently, the ingredients aren’t “all natural,” like the bottle claims. The popular drink actually contains carcinogens, which are tied to cancer in humans.
“After discovering that [Skinnygirl Margarita] contains a preservative that does not meet our quality standards, we have had to stop selling it,” said the health chain in a statement.
Apparently, the “shelf-stable” margarita contains a preservative called sodium benzoate, which can become CARCINOGENIC if mixed with other substances such as vitamin C, such as mixing it with LIME, a very popular garnish for a margarita.
In response to this gaff, the desperate housewife said ina prepared statement:
“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.”
Beam Global, the company that supplies the margarita, has said that the drink has “extremely low levels” of sodium benzoate and noted that it’s a “very common” preservative.