Earlier this month, Whole Foods pulled Bethenny Frankel's SkinnyGirl Cocktails off their shelves and cited very vague reasons. It turns out the SkinnyGirl Margaritas contain sodium benzoate, a substance that becomes carcinogenic when mixed with vitamin C or lime.
Well, that doesn't sound very healthy.
"I'm not making wheatgrass here," the Real Housewife said in defense of her product. "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."
Frankel isn't letting this Whole Foods situation get her down, though. She referred to the ordeal as a "non-event" and is moving on with promoting SkinnyGirl Cocktails.