September 06, 2011 09:12 AM by Lisa Princ
Former star of The Real Housewives of New York City, Bethenny Frankel is known for her Skinnygirl line of adult beverages, which have been a huge hit, but now they are being taken off the shelves of Whole Foods, as they have been deemed unnatural and possibly toxic. Read on to find out why, and what the Bravo star has to say about it!
Bethenny Frankel, who was once a star on The Real Housewives of New York City, is also well known for her “Skinnygirl” drink line. The drinks, which boast around 100 calories for every four ounces, have recently been pulled off the shelves of Whole Foods, as they claim the product is not “natural”, which is something the store boasts of. The drinks contain sodium benzoate, which is linked to cancer when mixed with certain things, such as vitamin C, according to experts.
Bethenny Frankel did not take it lightly however, as the star responded by stating: “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.” Bethenny’s reps have also said that since they were not selling at many Whole Foods stores, they decided to end their relationship with the chain.
The drink line continues to do well in other stores, and they will continue to sell it. Bethenny Frankel said earlier that she knew the line would be bound to “piss someone off,” but she continues to reap the benefits as the drinks have earned her nearly 120 million dollars thus far. Have you tried the “Skinnygirl” line by Bethenny Frankel? Will you continue to drink it even though some claim it can be toxic? Comment and share your thoughts with us!
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