Bethenny Frankel’s Skinnygirl Cocktails Rep Denies Product Was Pulled from Whole Foods Shelves

12:54 PM PST 09/01/2011 by Jethro Nededog
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A company spokesperson responds to reports that the grocery chain has removed the product from its stores.

At times, it feels like reality star, Bethenny Frankel, is an unstoppable train when it comes to her career, but Whole Foods has managed to slam the brakes on the entrepreneur.

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According to the Huffington Post, the organic grocery store chain pulled the Skinnygirl Cocktail line of prefabricated drink mixes from its shelves for containing ingredients it considered unnatural. An employee anonymously confirmed the news  for the site.

Beam, the company that owns Skinnygirl, tells TMZ that the products were not pulled from shelves. Rather, a spokesperson says that Whole Foods decided not to reorder and that they understand and respect the company’s decision.

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In regards to the ingredients, the spokesperson explains, "Skinnygirl Margarita contains very low levels of sodium benzoate (a preservative) so it can stay on the shelves."

Frankel developed the line while starring on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of New York City. Last year, she sold the company for a reported $120 million, which was captured on her solo spinoff show, Bethenny Ever After.

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