Bethenny Frankel's SkinnyGirl Cocktails Removed from Whole Foods Shelves

August 10, 2011

Bethenny Frankel's SkinnyGirl Cocktails have officially been taken down from Whole Foods Shelves.

It turns out The Real Housewives of New York City star wasn't providing as many natural ingredients as everyone thought. Whole Foods said the decision was made when they found out the "natural flavors" SkinnyGirl claimed to use weren't entirely natural.

I guess it's time to find a new low-cal alcoholic beverage!

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Monica Robledo's picture

What were the "natural flavors??" How bad are they?

Rosemina's picture

Monica, I wasn't able to find any more information, but if I hear anything else I will be sure to let you know!

Katie | Healthnut Foodie's picture

Wow! It will be interesting to see how this unfolds. Proud of WFM for investigating!

Terry's picture


Anonymous's picture

Why would anyone would drink that crap anyway? A margarita should be tequila, triple sec and fresh lime juice shaken with ice, served in a salt-rimmed (if you like) glass. Nothing else. Mixers are a waste.

Tweet Maxine's picture

Bethenny's manufacturers tried to sneak in Corn Syrup, TBHQ, food coloring and other additives under the "natural flavors" scam.

SPH's picture

Bethenny never said anything about this being wholy-natural. She promoted it as a 100 calorie drink, And that's still what it is. Jill Zarin must have sold this story.

MixnSip's picture

Why use packaged mixers when it's so easy to create low-cal cocktails with fresh ingredients?

Kiyoshigirl's picture

Make your own. I bought 2 bottles and tried to skip making my own for a party last week. Two people tried it and spit it out. It's not going to meet everyone's taste profile so you really are better off buying various ingredients and making your own....lime juice, Splenda, Cointreau and tequila then salt the rim. Some people like them sweet, others want them bitter. You can't please a group of people with a prepared mixer. Never could. Never will. Maybe I can return the unopened bottle?