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    What ever happened to

    Olestra?

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    She stopped posting here after she got right hooked by that car. I think the case hasn't gone to court yet so she can't really talk about it.
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    discontinued to excessive unwanted secretions...
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    That stuff was the shizznit!
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    Yeah. That was the problem. Too much shizznit.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris..... View Post
    Olestra?
    She got fat.
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    I think it was the anal leakage that did it in.

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    A couple of years ago I still saw a bag of chips that had it, but just one in a huge grocery store. Well maybe that's been more like 5-6 years ago now. It wasn't highly advertised, just said it had Olean (or maybe Olestra) on the side of the package.
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    Nasty, nasty byproduct.

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    From the 50 worst inventions ....

    http://www.time.com/time/specials/pa...991785,00.html


    "When it comes to nutrition, what better equation could there be than zero calories, zero grams of cholesterol and zero grams of fat? In January 1996, the FDA approved olestra as a food additive. Cut out the unhealthy cooking oil. Shred the package of shortening. Bury the stick of butter. Frito-Lay was among the first companies to jump on board, introducing its WOW! division of potato chips in 1998 to claim fat-free stomach satisfaction. But olestra proved to be a greedy chemical. It not only removed unwanted fat from foods but also negated the body's ability to absorb essential vitamins. Side effects included cramps, gas and loose bowels, turning fat-free French fries into a foiled business fad. The FDA has kept olestra as a legal food additive to this day, though, leaving its health implications in the hands of individual consumers."


    LOL, well at least it doesn't give you spontaneous diarrhea ....

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    ..... my Transylvania Twist?
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    ... Saturday night?
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    ...my little red corvette?
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    I ate WOW chips once and crapped my drawers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    I ate WOW chips once and crapped my drawers.

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    That made me laugh out loud for real.
    I've got your restraining order right here. [grabs crotch] Restrain this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch View Post
    I ate WOW chips once and crapped my drawers.

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    Had you done that while your pants were on fire...
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    "anal leakage" is what happened to Olestra.
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    I think that Lay's 'Staxx' brand of chips may still contain it. They don't taste anything like Pringle's and I always get bloated, crampy, gas attacks
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
    "anal leakage" is what happened to Olestra.
    No, that's what happened to the people who ate it.
    Last edited by Artkansas; 07-27-12 at 07:18 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Artkansas View Post
    No, that's what happened to the people who ate it.
    And that's why it doesn't exist anymore.

    Well, I guess it does, but in your deck stain and as a lubricant. Also, it was never approved in Canada.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MangoPumpkin View Post
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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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