Bravo’s Bethenny Frankel used her company’s webstite to defend her line of SkinnyGirl margaritas that Whole Foods allegedly pulled from their shelves last week.
Numerous reports said Whole Foods pulled the drinks and decided not to reorder any because the products contained unnatural ingredients and were potentially toxic.
The former “Real Housewives of New York City” star said those reports are untrue.
“We would not sell anything that I don’t personally drink,” she writes. “I’m a natural foods chef and health is a top priority for me and my family. The Skinnygirl Margarita is made with natural ingredients and its label is consistent with U.S. federal regulations. “Which is why it is carried in stores nationwide and continues to fly off the shelves.”
SkinnyGirl’s parent company, Beam, denied that the drinks were removed from shelves but did confirm that Whole Foods decided not to reorder.
The drink does apparently contain sodium benzoate, which has been linked to cancer. “Sodium benzoate is not carcinogenic on its own, but can become so when combined with things like vitamin C (ascorbic acid),” a health blogger at Blisstree.com writes.