'Asparagus Water' That Costs $6 Is Making Grocery Shoppers Extremely Angry (PHOTO)

asparagus waterYou've just finished a workout, and you're thirsty. Luckily a Whole Foods is nearby, so you run in for a bottle of much-needed H2O. Do you a.) Buy the cheapest bottle of water you can find, b.) Excitedly purchase water containing stalks of asparagus for $5.99, or c.) Pick up said bottle of asparagus water and say, "What the...?!"


The correct answer, if you are like MOST people, would be C.

Because ... asparagus water??

Here's where it came from and why you won't see it at a Whole Foods near you any longer.

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Marielle Wakim, a editor at Los Angeles magazine, ran into a Whole Foods yesterday and, while shopping, spied bottles of water containing stalks of asparagus. Naturally, she did a double take. Especially at the ridiculous price.

Resourceful woman, she immediately posted proof of the bizarre drink (and her disbelief) to Instagram.

Somewhere in L.A., Whole Foods executives are laughing at all of us.

A photo posted by Marielle Wakim (@marielle.m.n.o.p) on

Even if you've never dreamed of pairing asparagus with water and selling it to gullible shoppers, you can guess what happened next.

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People on social media got mad. Irritated. Irked. Not only because ugh, asparagus! But because of the price point. And how precious it sounds. Kind of like, um, something Gwyneth Paltrow would advocate on Goop.

The Twitterverse nearly imploded. Check out some of the comments:


After apparently thousands of people expressed their disgust, someone from Whole Foods stepped up and meekly tried to explain.

According to CBS News, the grocery chain's rep said that they actually don't sell asparagus water, and it was just in that ONE store and "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." Suuuure, good "save."

In any case, the offensive asparagus water is now gone from the shelves.

WE'D like to know what they did with it. Poured it back down the drain from whence it came? Donated to a local homeless shelter where people would be like, "You have GOT to be kidding me"?

Our bet is that those asparagus stalks will show up somewhere else in the prepared food aisle.

Watch your chia pudding, WF shoppers!


Image via marielle.m.n.o.p/Instagram

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