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Which potato chips have Olestra?

Snack foods made with olestra have been tremendously popular with consumers and products include Frito-Lay's WOW! ™ potato and tortilla chips (Lay's®, Ruffles® and Doritos®), Nabisco's Fat-Free Ritz® and Fat-Free Wheat Thins® crackers, and P&G's Fat-Free Pringles®.

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Considering this, what happened to Olestra chips?

That's exactly what happened in 1998 when Frito-Lay introduced Lay's, Doritos, and Ruffles WOW Chips, fat-free chips made with olestra. While it provided the satisfaction of tasting just like fat, its molecules were too large to be digested by the body, passing directly through the digestive tract unabsorbed.

Beside above, what is olestra made of? Olestra is a specific type of sucrose polyester blend made from ingredients found in common foods like vegetable oil and sugar. Olestra has the properties of fat but contributes zero fat, zero calories, zero trans fat and zero cholesterol.

Beside above, is Olestra in Doritos?

Lay's WOW Chips were fat-free potato chips produced by Frito-Lay containing Olestra. They were first introduced in 1998, and were marketed using the Lay's, Ruffles, Doritos, and Tostitos brands. Olestra inhibits the absorption of some vitamins and other nutrients. Vitamins A, D, E, and K have been added."

When was Olestra banned?

In January 1996, the FDA finally granted approval—under one condition: Olestra foods had to be labelled with a warning that “Olestra may cause abdominal cramping and loose stools.” In 1998, olestra hit stores nationwide in the form of P&G's fat free Pringles and Frito-Lay “Wow!” chips.

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