— -- Whole Foods is known for its high prices, but this one takes the cake.
The grocery chain has people talking online after a photo surfaced of a Los Angeles location selling bottles of water with three stalks of asparagus in each for $5.99. The ingredients listed were “asparagus” and “water.”
According to Whole Foods, the whole thing was a mistake.
“We actually don't sell asparagus water in our stores. We looked into the item as soon as it was brought to our attention,” senior media relations specialist Liz Burkhart told ABC News. “It was carried briefly (for a few days) in just one of our stores in California. The product 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. It was made incorrectly and has since been removed.”
But not fast enough for people to start mocking the item on social media.