Would you spend $6 for three stalks of asparagus in a jar of water?
If you just raised an eyebrow at this idea, then you aren’t alone. Quite a number of people have taken to the Twittersphere to protest and question Whole Foods decision to sell asparagus water. The item was priced at $5.99, but has recently been pulled from the shelves, and for good reason.
Spokeswoman Liz Burkhart said the idea was supposed to be like bone brooth. It’s a health food trend that involves drinking broth like you would tea. Burkhart told USA Today, “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.”
Hmm…nice save there Lizzie:
The internet wasn’t buying it though, and they had a thought or two to chime in:
So Whole Foods is selling something called Asparagus Water. Thank God I've never been that thirsty!
— Jerry Trupiano (@JerryTrupiano) August 5, 2015
Anyone know where I can get some asparagus water? I've got a real craving.
— Ben Sullivan (@sluggyjunx) August 5, 2015
Lol whole food was really charging $6 for bottled water w/ 2 pieces of asparagus…
— Gawd-like (@Tall_Dark_Wavey) August 5, 2015
Well, it looks like Whole Foods is learning the hard way that the internet is highly critical of their creative, hipster products. Not every idea is going to be gold. On to the next one then…
[Featured Image Credit: USA Today]