Kyle Sandilands is famous for putting his foot in his mouth. But it might be the coconut water he’s drinking (and selling) that’s getting him into trouble this time.
With two friends, Sandilands is part owner of the Australia coconut water company H2Coco (which is fronted by Lara Bingle). Sandilands’ company claims their drink is “a complex blend of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants, enzymes, health enhancing growth hormones and other phytonutrients.”
But government authorities are calling bullshit on H2Coco’s claims.
Lara Bingle launched Sandiland’s product in 2012.
When Consumer Affairs Victoria challenged the company to prove the miraculous coconut water claims made by H2Coco – it couldn’t provide any information to back up their claims.
Consumer Affairs Victoria is now investigating the brand and its latest advertising campaign.
“As part of the consumer affairs health claims project, focused on alternative therapy and treatments, we took action to help protect consumers from misleading and false health promises,” CAV director Dr Claire Noone told the Daily Telegraph.