In a world where you can buy kale pizza and kombucha beer, natural and artisan food grocers like Whole Foods have been making a mint on notoriously overpriced 'fad' health foods.
Today's culprit: $6 Asparagus Water - also known as a normal bottle of water with a few stalks of asparagus thrown into it. Yeah, they're on that 'infused water' trend. And they're doing a HORRIBLE job.
Apparently, an associate editor of Los Angeles Magazine was the first to call foul, publishing a picture of the product online which led to a huge viral outrage. It was a buzz so loud, in fact, it made it all the way back to Whole Foods' corporate office.
Needless to say, the product has been taken off the shelves, but not until after a spokesperson for the company made an official apology:
"It was meant to be water with the essence of vegetables and/or mushrooms, which is typically made over a long period of time soaking in water. It was made incorrectly and has since been removed."
Don't worry, loyal Whole Foodies. There's still plenty of exclusive and bourgie products to spend ridiculous amounts of money on.
And remember: when in doubt, there's always Kaleamole.