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Whole Foods Selling Asparagus Water Is A Sign The End Is Near

You've got to be kidding.

A Whole Foods location decided to take "designer water" to a whole new level. Feast your eyes on asparagus water -- we're going to let this one sink in for a minute:

According to an Instagram post from Marielle Wakim, an associate editor at Los Angeles magazine, the photo was taken at a Brentwood, California Whole Foods on Monday. Captioned "Somewhere in LA, Whole Foods executives are laughing at all of us," the photo shows the 16 fl. oz. veggie water retailing for $5.99.

While we were semi-hoping the water was actually going to hit other Whole Foods stores just so we could try it, the grocery chain's senior media relations specialist Liz Burkhart told The Huffington Post that the product is already off the shelves.

"We looked into the item as soon as it was brought to our attention. It was carried briefly in just one of our stores in California and 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," she said.

There are a lot of things we'd rather drink than asparagus water, but this particular beverage isn't all that crazy when it comes to "bespoke" water. "Alkaline fulvic trace mineral infused water" exists, for example, and looks a whole lot more terrifying to consume. The new hip trend of designer water seems to be catching on, as one hotel in Ireland is even offering a luxury bottled water menu for guests to sip on.

If you need us, we'll be the folks sipping on regular ol' tap water and eating vegetables in their solid state at dinner, thank you very much.

H/T Eater

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