Yuppie haven Whole Foods has yanked reality star Bethenny Frankel's $120 million concoction, the Skinnygirl Margarita, from the shelves because one of the ingredients might cause cancer. And now Bethenny is on the attack.
Apparently the drink contains sodium benzoate, which has been shown to cause cancer if mixed with other things, like Vitamin C. In classic Bethenny fashion, she issued a kinda bitchy, kinda awesome statement about the brouhaha. "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," she said. I love that Bethenny. Not enough for her to give me cancer, but I still love her.
She also added that the brand was only in a dozen of Whole Foods stores and they decided it wasn't worth it to keep selling there and her company ended the relationship, so take that, Whole Foods. Man, this whole thing is one Jill Zarin wig and a Kelly Bensimon freakout away from being the last season of the Real Housewives of New York.