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Bethenny Frankel

I NEVER Lied About 'Skinnygirl'

9/6/2011 2:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Bethenny Frankel insists she NEVER misled the public about the ingredients in her Skinnygirl Margarita cocktail ... despite the fact it was recently pulled from Whole Foods.

Frankel just posted a statement on her website saying, "We would not sell anything that I don’t personally drink. I’m a natural foods chef and health is a top priority for me and my family."

She adds, "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."

Bethenny concludes, "I built my brand on trust and honesty. I don’t take lightly obvious attempts to put my integrity in question. I will always answer your questions and concerns directly and truthfully."

As TMZ previously reported, Whole Foods yanked the product from its shelves recently ... claiming the drink contains a preservative that is NOT a natural ingredient.

Frankel told The Post, "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."

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16.

suer    

lie or not..tried the product..would not buy again..it is horrible..

1056 days ago
17.

TJK    

Who Cares ???????????
This is not important...ZZZZZZZZZZZ

1056 days ago
18.

dto1    

This stuff tastes like crap. Why anyone would buy it is beyond me. There are a number of competitive products on the market that taste far better and are priced more competitively. This is Bethanny Frankel trying to capitalize on her 15 minutes of fame.

1056 days ago
19.

janice sharp    

This will be Whole Foods loss. I truly enjoy the prodcut - in moderation of course. It is delicious, leaves no negative aftertaste and has been enjoyed by all of my guests. Not one complaint from the "gals."

1056 days ago
20.

dootise    

Ms. Frankel's shelf life is hopefully complete.

1056 days ago
21.

Lisa    

Yeah, sure, and all those other 'housewives' are talented singers, authors and restauranteurs. Seemingly Americans will buy anything -- as long as it on television.

1056 days ago
22.

toby    

Nancy gace is an evil man hatind BIOTCH.

1056 days ago
23.

mary    

What is a place like Whole Foods doing, even carrying products called "skinny girl"?

1056 days ago
24.

nick port    

I don'*****ch "Real Housewives" or any other reality show. All I know is that Bethenny Frankel is a frog-faced no-talent and I really hope she goes away soon.

1056 days ago
25.

medtechtboyle    

Bethany Frankel is so fake and so plastic she is not human. She is a sociopathic narcissist. What a creep.

1056 days ago
26.

ThatSkepticGuy    

I'm confused as to why a company like Whole Foods, which makes billions of dollars off of the false health promises of pseudomedicines like homeopathy and the organic food scam, would remove a product from their shelves for having no scientific basis.

1056 days ago
27.

R    

Do you really think anyone gives a ****?

1056 days ago
28.

Joannie    

I have to say I bought a bottle because I like Bethenny and her show, but sorry to say, I would not buy another, not good.

1056 days ago
29.

Shellvy    

I love Bethany & the Skinnygirl Margarita! I realize that any product that sits on a shelf has to have certain preservatives to maintain its shelf life. I also don't like rodent feces in my food, which is why I avoid Whole Foods ... http://consumerist.com/2008/07/closed-too-much-rodent-poo-at-this-chicago-whole-foods.html ... I prefer preservatives over rat and mouse poo any day!

1056 days ago
30.

A J    

is as close to nature as possible, while still being a shelf-stable product."

She adds, "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."
SO WHICH STATEMENT IS CORRECT?

1056 days ago
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