Thursday, June 01, 2006

New Coke 2007: The Healthier Lays Potato Chip

Frito-Lay's has shocked the snack industry by announcing that next year it's going to change the formula of its most successful product - the Lay's potato chip. It's going to start frying their chips in sunflower oil instead of cottonseed oil. Sounds like a small change, but it will reduce the fat content from 3 grams to 1 gram per serving. That will eliminate sixty million pounds of saturated fat from the diets of its consumers. Of course, this is great news for health advocates, but not so much for fans of the chips - like my wife. I applaud the move, but have to wonder about the taste. Is this a new age of health or the New Coke of the 21st century?
Categories: food

3 comments:

Mauricem said...

I enjoy Lay's but I'm not sure if I'd notice the taste. Guess we'll see.

Monkey Migraine said...

I'm looking forward to it. Hope it's just as good, and that this sparks a revolution

Anonymous said...

They released them on the east coast already! I've tried the Masterpiece BBQ chips and the lightly salted (two of my old favs) and am happy to report there is no change in taste. I really didn't notice it at all. I know that sunflower oil is one of the more tasteless oils, so maybe that's why? Open season on snacking! :D