September 2nd, 2011
12:56 PM ET
Bravo star Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl cocktail line has been pulled from Whole Foods, according to Access Hollywood.
Apparently the ingredients aren't "all natural," like the bottle claims. Jill Zarin must be having a field day with this.
"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.
Frankel’s cocktail line is comprised of low-fat, pre-mixed drinks that the reality star touts as full of “natural flavors.” And the website says "no preservatives," but a rep from Skinnygirl told TMZ, "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," the Skinnygirl rep told TMZ.
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.”
Frankel recently sold her Skinnygirl empire for a reported $120 million.
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