Earlier this week this Instagram photo taken at Whole Foods went viral, which as you can see displays a product called “asparagus water” which is clearly just bottles of water with a few stalks of asparagus floating in them, at the retail price of just $5.99. This raised more than a few eyebrows, since not only is it a ridiculous and dumb product to begin with, but you can actually purchase an entire bunch of asparagus at Whole Foods for about five bucks.
The asparagus water has since been removed from the shelves of the Brentwood, Califorinia, store that was carrying it, however, and Whole Foods is now claiming the product was a mistake. Liz Burkhart, senior media-relations specialist for Whole Foods Market, spoke to CBS News about the incident:
“It was meant to be water with the essence of vegetables and/or mushrooms (similar to bone broth), which is typically made over a long period of time soaking in water,” Burkhart explained. “It was made incorrectly and has since been removed.”
So basically just the asparagus was supposed to sit in the water for a longer amount of time, and then the $6 price today would have been totally validated. Okay. If only I had thought of this “vegetables sitting in water” thing first I would have been typing this on a solid-gold Macbook from a cloud mansion hovering over Malibu or something.