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February 11, 2009 1:16 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone know if Frito-Lay is phasing out its Light line of snacks made with Olestra instead of oil? My local store seems not to have had them restocked since before Super Bowl sunday, and F-Ls website no longer has any info on them. If true does this leave Pringles as the only snack product left using Olestra? What is Im'a do?
posted by ackptui to Food & Drink (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Looks like, if it isn't going away, sales of it will be dropping sharply. The stores may just not be stocking it as much due to decreased demand.

"The consumer has spoken"
posted by routergirl at 1:21 PM on February 11, 2009

routergirl's link was to a story that was a decade old - it might not be applicable to the question anymore. However, I have nothing more to offer.
posted by Brettus at 1:24 PM on February 11, 2009

Ooops, you're right. I read the wrong date. Still haven't found any signs of "Olestra sales rejuvenated!"
posted by routergirl at 1:27 PM on February 11, 2009

" is the online authority for information about Olean brand olestra. Olean is the no-fat cooking oil, shortening, and butter substitute with the full-fat flavor." Perhaps you can find products via that website?
posted by Carol Anne at 1:37 PM on February 11, 2009

On the Frito-Lay site, they still have information on them. It's just underneath the individual product name. Ruffles Light is listed under Ruffles, etc.

(ok, I'm only see it for Ruffles, will Ruffles and Pringles be enough?)
posted by politikitty at 2:03 PM on February 11, 2009

I hope so. I would be lost without Ruffles Light.
posted by briank at 2:54 PM on February 11, 2009

We don't have olestra foods here. How does the taste compare to full fat products?
posted by bystander at 3:53 PM on February 12, 2009

The taste? Seemed okay when I tried it, but it left a waxy coating on my teeth. Not my thing.

Also the whole "anal leakage" issue was something I was wary of.
posted by marble at 4:28 PM on February 12, 2009

To follow up, I asked the Frito-Lay guy wgo was in the store stocking about the Ruffles Light Cheddar and Sour Cream (which was the kind I liked) and he said they were disco'd.
posted by ackptui at 5:51 PM on February 13, 2009

A bit late, but I remembered this question the last time I was at the grocery store, and checked to see if they still had Olestrafied chips, and they did.
posted by delmoi at 11:58 AM on February 24, 2009

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