The trade-off between crisps and diarrhea: remember Olestra? | Boing Boing


I absolutely remember when Olestra was marketed as the way to enjoy your favorite high carb snacks without the fat, you just had to accept “anal leaking” as a side effect. This fat substitute was indigestible and had to come out the other end.

The Olestra/Olean chips seemed to have been on the market for less than a year, but certainly some manufacturers will try to bring them back.


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