A Really Easy Way to Throw Away $6

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 Aug 3, 2015 at 8:03am PDT

Some friends and I have been emailing and joking about this today: How about some artisanal broccoli water? Sugar snap peas water? Jicama water? So many waters you can sell for $6 a bottle!

Eater did us all a favor and called up the Whole Foods store that was selling these bottles of asparagus water and even they couldn’t believe it:

The operator denied the product existed; eventually she transferred the call to a gentleman in the produce department who did not want to give his name. He explained that the product was new, “We’ve had them on the shelf for the last few days.” When asked how the new item is made, he said, “It’s water, and we sort of cut asparagus stalks down so they’re shorter, and put them into the container.” When Eater asked what it was for, there was a long pause before he said, “Well, it’s… to drink.” He elaborated, “The nutrients from the asparagus do transfer into the water.”

Makes … sense!

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