The New Potato Chip Scam: Don't Let Them Deceive You
May 23, 2006
Frito-Lay, feeling pressure from schools and consumers, has begun a nationwide rollout of Lay's and Ruffles chips cooked in sunflower oil instead of cottonseed oil, with the aim of reducing saturated fat.
Other snackmakers are likely to follow suit. This change comes three years after Frito-Lay removed trans fats from its products.
Saturated fat in Lay's Classic chips will be reduced by as much as 66 percent by the change. Chips made with sunflower oil have already been available in Canada for a year.
Nutritionists, however, say that even with the change, the potato chips are still unhealthy when compared with fruits and vegetables.