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Sep 2, 2011 07:48 AM

Skinny Girl Mararita Contains Possible Carcinogen

"Whole Foods has stopped selling former "Real House wives of New York City" star Bethenny Frankel's Skinnygirl Margarita after discovering it has potentially carcinogenic in gredients.

The drink -- which Frankel crows on her Web site is "the margarita you can trust" with "all natural ingredients" and "no preservatives" -- actually contains the preservative sodium benzoate, sources said.

Studies have found that the preservative can become carcinogenic if mixed with other substances such as vitamin C."

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  1. You'd think the fact that it tastes like a#@ would be a stronger factor in removing it.

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    1. re: ferret

      We live in the Sandra Lee generation. Mixing 3 ingredients is beyond many people.

      1. re: melo7

        I have no general objection to the cocktail-in-a-bottle concept (happen to think that Kirkland's bottled margarita is pretty good) - works especially well for picnics, lawn concerts or boating - , my objection is that it's executed poorly in this instance.