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2022-12-02 4:02:41 AM  
I didn't need to remember that.
 
2022-12-02 6:36:32 AM  
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2022-12-02 7:41:37 AM  
Olestra still exists. It's just not used for food any more. It's used as an industrial lubricant and paint additive, according to Wikipedia - it doesn't release toxic fumes like petrochemicals, so it's a lovely replacement in places where petrochemicals are used.
 
2022-12-02 7:41:57 AM  
Want to know a great way to lose weight?  Develop pancreatitis.  I've dropped 60lbs since April.  Yeah, I don't look healthy and had to spend a fortune on new clothes that actually fit.

The sad thing is that I am still dropping weight.

Yeah, don't get pancreatitis it ain't fun.
 
2022-12-02 8:19:45 AM  
My wife worked for Natures Bounty a vitamin company. They sold a miracle cure for fat folks called KLB6. It contained Lecithin, Kelp, and B6. The lecithin got things moving and it made the company a lot of money.
I worked for Entenmanns and we sold the fat free cake which was loaded with sugar to improve the taste that was eliminated when they stopped using the crud I. The Atkins desert we made contained olestra which carried a warning label that warned the customers about anal leakage.
 
2022-12-02 8:20:50 AM  
I meant Crisco not Crud.
 
2022-12-02 8:28:11 AM  

Dakai: Want to know a great way to lose weight?  Develop pancreatitis.  I've dropped 60lbs since April.  Yeah, I don't look healthy and had to spend a fortune on new clothes that actually fit.

The sad thing is that I am still dropping weight.

Yeah, don't get pancreatitis it ain't fun.


My dad has pancreatitis. He went from about 150 to 110. Thanks to the enzymes he takes with every meal, he finally stopped losing weight, but putting it back on has been a struggle. He's up to 116 now, I think, and he wants to get to 120.

So, no, it's not fun.
 
2022-12-02 8:50:20 AM  

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There were a lot of AIDS back in the day.
 
2022-12-02 9:14:09 AM  
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The "Wow!" also described the surprise from how bad the diarrhea was after eating them. Plus the toilet paper bill.
 
2022-12-02 9:19:21 AM  
One "treat" I never tried. I figured the warning was there for a reason.

A woman I know took the "fat free" thing to its extreme and gained 60 lbs pigging on carbs before she admitted it wasn't working.
 
2022-12-02 9:43:06 AM  
Man people never think stuff like this gets better but I swear it kinda did.  Thinness/dieting culture is definitely still there but jesus christ it was something to behold in the 90s.  Kate Moss was our spirit animal.
 
2022-12-02 10:38:45 AM  
damn, yo. make me happy i only dealt with self medicating via alcohol and drug abuse.
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-12-02 10:42:59 AM  
I ate those things pretty frequently. Even after the "scandal erupted". Never had any symptoms at all. Wasn't even eating them to be "healthy", they were just good.
 
2022-12-02 10:44:28 AM  

Dakai: Want to know a great way to lose weight?  Develop pancreatitis.  I've dropped 60lbs since April.  Yeah, I don't look healthy and had to spend a fortune on new clothes that actually fit.

The sad thing is that I am still dropping weight.

Yeah, don't get pancreatitis it ain't fun.


Maybe you shouldn't have lied about hitting that old gypsy lady's husband with your car.

/sorry about your health
//that sucks
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-12-02 10:49:19 AM  

natazha: One "treat" I never tried. I figured the warning was there for a reason.

A woman I know took the "fat free" thing to its extreme and gained 60 lbs pigging on carbs before she admitted it wasn't working.


Then you go the other way and go full keto. I know people that got into great shape doing it, and people that gained 7 bikini pounds doing it.

I'm at the age (40) where I should start giving a shiat about health, especially given my family history and my own personal eating habits, but I'm not going to anytime soon. If my doctor says I need to do this or that, sure. But if he says do this or that and expect this result, and that result doesn't happen, time for a different doctor.

In closing, diets are bullshiat. Calories in, calories out. Calories out  > calories in? Doing good. You can never eat red meat and die from a stroke at 26. You can eat nothing from vegetables and die jogging at 28. Life is a fragile balance. Listen to your body, and live accordingly.
 
2022-12-02 10:56:13 AM  
My mother bought those by mistake once. Once.

I grabbed the already open bag out of the kitchen cabinet and she told me "don't eat those" and I asked her "why not." She told me to go ahead and try them. It didn't even take a couple of hours before I was pouring brown water out of my ass.
 
2022-12-02 11:19:05 AM  
Tiffany Langston is the new Claire. They should both spend the rest of their days at the bottom of a well.
 
2022-12-02 11:41:39 AM  

Dakai: Want to know a great way to lose weight?  Develop pancreatitis.  I've dropped 60lbs since April.  Yeah, I don't look healthy and had to spend a fortune on new clothes that actually fit.

The sad thing is that I am still dropping weight.

Yeah, don't get pancreatitis it ain't fun.


I'm so sorry......really
/most of us gain weight
//again, so sorry for you
///also dough-boy sucks
 
2022-12-02 12:59:51 PM  
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2022-12-02 2:49:18 PM  

middleoftheday: Man people never think stuff like this gets better but I swear it kinda did.  Thinness/dieting culture is definitely still there but jesus christ it was something to behold in the 90s.  Kate Moss was our spirit animal.


ultimate kate moss quote "nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." and for her, heroin and coke and cigarettes feel. amazingly, she is still alive and she produced a daughter who looks like her clone....

/ahhhh, the 90s
 
2022-12-02 2:51:42 PM  
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2022-12-02 4:29:38 PM  

NINEv2: Tiffany Langston is the new Claire. They should both spend the rest of their days at the bottom of a well.


I'm normally not one to kink shame but uh....
 
2022-12-02 4:42:52 PM  

151: natazha: One "treat" I never tried. I figured the warning was there for a reason.

A woman I know took the "fat free" thing to its extreme and gained 60 lbs pigging on carbs before she admitted it wasn't working.

Then you go the other way and go full keto. I know people that got into great shape doing it, and people that gained 7 bikini pounds doing it.

I'm at the age (40) where I should start giving a shiat about health, especially given my family history and my own personal eating habits, but I'm not going to anytime soon. If my doctor says I need to do this or that, sure. But if he says do this or that and expect this result, and that result doesn't happen, time for a different doctor.

In closing, diets are bullshiat. Calories in, calories out. Calories out  > calories in? Doing good. You can never eat red meat and die from a stroke at 26. You can eat nothing from vegetables and die jogging at 28. Life is a fragile balance. Listen to your body, and live accordingly.


Sent you a key to the magic tree house!
 
2022-12-02 4:47:23 PM  

151: natazha: One "treat" I never tried. I figured the warning was there for a reason.

A woman I know took the "fat free" thing to its extreme and gained 60 lbs pigging on carbs before she admitted it wasn't working.

Then you go the other way and go full keto. I know people that got into great shape doing it, and people that gained 7 bikini pounds doing it.

I'm at the age (40) where I should start giving a shiat about health, especially given my family history and my own personal eating habits, but I'm not going to anytime soon. If my doctor says I need to do this or that, sure. But if he says do this or that and expect this result, and that result doesn't happen, time for a different doctor.

In closing, diets are bullshiat. Calories in, calories out. Calories out  > calories in? Doing good. You can never eat red meat and die from a stroke at 26. You can eat nothing from vegetables and die jogging at 28. Life is a fragile balance. Listen to your body, and live accordingly.


and i threw you the treehouse rope ladder too!
 
Ant
2022-12-02 5:16:03 PM  

Dakai: Yeah, don't get pancreatitis it ain't fun.


...and it farking hurts.

/had it before
 
2022-12-02 5:20:40 PM  

cakeman: I meant Crisco not Crud.


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2022-12-02 5:48:32 PM  

middleoftheday: Man people never think stuff like this gets better but I swear it kinda did.  Thinness/dieting culture is definitely still there but jesus christ it was something to behold in the 90s.  Kate Moss was our spirit animal.


The real spirit animal was "Ana," at least in the '90s, when anorexia became something to cultivate, not treat. Lots of quiet "thinspiration" in the late '90s, which reared its horrible head again during the mid-Aughts.
 
2022-12-02 5:55:52 PM  

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The "Wow!" also described the surprise from how bad the diarrhea was after eating them. Plus the toilet paper bill.


????
I used to buy them. 🍞 clogs me up. So those WOW chips with my four sandwiches was perfect.
 
2022-12-02 5:56:56 PM  

151: natazha: One "treat" I never tried. I figured the warning was there for a reason.

A woman I know took the "fat free" thing to its extreme and gained 60 lbs pigging on carbs before she admitted it wasn't working.

Then you go the other way and go full keto. I know people that got into great shape doing it, and people that gained 7 bikini pounds doing it.

I'm at the age (40) where I should start giving a shiat about health, especially given my family history and my own personal eating habits, but I'm not going to anytime soon. If my doctor says I need to do this or that, sure. But if he says do this or that and expect this result, and that result doesn't happen, time for a different doctor.

In closing, diets are bullshiat. Calories in, calories out. Calories out  > calories in? Doing good. You can never eat red meat and die from a stroke at 26. You can eat nothing from vegetables and die jogging at 28. Life is a fragile balance. Listen to your body, and live accordingly.


" You can eat nothing but vegetables and die jogging at 28 ". Yes, if you get hit by a car.
 
2022-12-02 6:40:45 PM  

dereksmalls: 151: natazha: One "treat" I never tried. I figured the warning was there for a reason.

A woman I know took the "fat free" thing to its extreme and gained 60 lbs pigging on carbs before she admitted it wasn't working.

Then you go the other way and go full keto. I know people that got into great shape doing it, and people that gained 7 bikini pounds doing it.

I'm at the age (40) where I should start giving a shiat about health, especially given my family history and my own personal eating habits, but I'm not going to anytime soon. If my doctor says I need to do this or that, sure. But if he says do this or that and expect this result, and that result doesn't happen, time for a different doctor.

In closing, diets are bullshiat. Calories in, calories out. Calories out  > calories in? Doing good. You can never eat red meat and die from a stroke at 26. You can eat nothing from vegetables and die jogging at 28. Life is a fragile balance. Listen to your body, and live accordingly.

" You can eat nothing but vegetables and die jogging at 28 ". Yes, if you get hit by a car.


I've known a lot of anemic vegetarians...
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-12-02 6:45:20 PM  

dereksmalls: 151: natazha: One "treat" I never tried. I figured the warning was there for a reason.

A woman I know took the "fat free" thing to its extreme and gained 60 lbs pigging on carbs before she admitted it wasn't working.

Then you go the other way and go full keto. I know people that got into great shape doing it, and people that gained 7 bikini pounds doing it.

I'm at the age (40) where I should start giving a shiat about health, especially given my family history and my own personal eating habits, but I'm not going to anytime soon. If my doctor says I need to do this or that, sure. But if he says do this or that and expect this result, and that result doesn't happen, time for a different doctor.

In closing, diets are bullshiat. Calories in, calories out. Calories out  > calories in? Doing good. You can never eat red meat and die from a stroke at 26. You can eat nothing from vegetables and die jogging at 28. Life is a fragile balance. Listen to your body, and live accordingly.

" You can eat nothing but vegetables and die jogging at 28 ". Yes, if you get hit by a car.


Or also because you just died. For no reason other than your body just said fark it. This wasn't some "fark it yolo so why not be fat" type of post. This is fark, we read about people that drop dead all the time.

Literally Wednesday in sports tab, ridiculously talented hockey player, 35, HAD A SECOND STROKE. telling me he didn't eat enough this? Ate too much that? No, he ate exactly what doctors and trainers and people way more qualified than you and me combined times a million to give people advice about shiat, told him to eat.

And had two strokes. At 35.

Let me repeat that. Two. Strokes. At. 35. While currently playing. In the national. farking. Hockey. League.

So again. I'll eat the vegetables, I'll eat the fruits, grains, nuts. You got Meat? Lemme get some.  I'll exercise. But nope, not gonna convince me anything matters other than calories in calories out.

/And thanks y'all for the treehouse keys. I'll probably have a heart attack climbing up the rope
 
2022-12-02 6:47:16 PM  

151: dereksmalls: 151: natazha: One "treat" I never tried. I figured the warning was there for a reason.

A woman I know took the "fat free" thing to its extreme and gained 60 lbs pigging on carbs before she admitted it wasn't working.

Then you go the other way and go full keto. I know people that got into great shape doing it, and people that gained 7 bikini pounds doing it.

I'm at the age (40) where I should start giving a shiat about health, especially given my family history and my own personal eating habits, but I'm not going to anytime soon. If my doctor says I need to do this or that, sure. But if he says do this or that and expect this result, and that result doesn't happen, time for a different doctor.

In closing, diets are bullshiat. Calories in, calories out. Calories out  > calories in? Doing good. You can never eat red meat and die from a stroke at 26. You can eat nothing from vegetables and die jogging at 28. Life is a fragile balance. Listen to your body, and live accordingly.

" You can eat nothing but vegetables and die jogging at 28 ". Yes, if you get hit by a car.

Or also because you just died. For no reason other than your body just said fark it. This wasn't some "fark it yolo so why not be fat" type of post. This is fark, we read about people that drop dead all the time.

Literally Wednesday in sports tab, ridiculously talented hockey player, 35, HAD A SECOND STROKE. telling me he didn't eat enough this? Ate too much that? No, he ate exactly what doctors and trainers and people way more qualified than you and me combined times a million to give people advice about shiat, told him to eat.

And had two strokes. At 35.

Let me repeat that. Two. Strokes. At. 35. While currently playing. In the national. farking. Hockey. League.

So again. I'll eat the vegetables, I'll eat the fruits, grains, nuts. You got Meat? Lemme get some.  I'll exercise. But nope, not gonna convince me anything matters other than calories in calories out.

/And thanks y'all for the treehouse keys. I'll probably have a heart attack climbing up the rope


As I am 35 thanks for that.
 
2022-12-02 6:55:40 PM  
I guess we're done here.
 
2022-12-02 7:05:35 PM  

goodluckwiththat: I guess we're done here.


with anyone can croak at anytime? mythbuster grant kicked it with an aneurysm at 40......

so live life and be happy! anything can happen to us all.
 
2022-12-02 7:47:25 PM  

luna1580: goodluckwiththat: I guess we're done here.

with anyone can croak at anytime? mythbuster grant kicked it with an aneurysm at 40......

so live life and be happy! anything can happen to us all.


I'm an old girl.  My roomies love me and I love them.
/Thaddeus and Principessa are the best roomies!!
 
2022-12-02 8:01:05 PM  

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Our mother had those. She had to move them repeatedly to keep our youngest sibling out of them. One day we walked into the kitchen to find that youngest sibling had drug a chair over to the washer, stacked a second chair on top of the washer, and had climbed from that second chair onto the cabinets. Youngest sibling was hanging there, unable to get back to the chair stacked on the washer. There were a couple of empty wrappers floating about. My grandmother convinced my mother to throw the diet Ayds away.

Later, the same sibling found and ate ALL the Flintstone Vitamins: the entire, recently purchased, almost completely full jar. They were only hidden from that one sibling because, my God, you could not turn your back on that kid for one minute. Our grandmother came over and forced youngest  sibling to drink saltwater until the Flintstones were puked back up again.
 
2022-12-02 8:23:11 PM  

151: And thanks y'all for the treehouse keys. I'll probably have a heart attack climbing up the rope


Careful. If you look up an can't see any light through the cutout in the floor, close your mouth. That's our shiattin' hole.
 
2022-12-02 9:40:41 PM  

luna1580: goodluckwiththat: I guess we're done here.

with anyone can croak at anytime? mythbuster grant kicked it with an aneurysm at 40......

so live life and be happy! anything can happen to us all.


That came out of nowhere and still saddens me. One of the good guys and it just isn't fair.
 
2022-12-02 9:47:59 PM  

baxterdog: luna1580: goodluckwiththat: I guess we're done here.

with anyone can croak at anytime? mythbuster grant kicked it with an aneurysm at 40......

so live life and be happy! anything can happen to us all.

That came out of nowhere and still saddens me. One of the good guys and it just isn't fair.


why does it make you sad??
we all are born and we all die.
The Traveling Wilberys said it best  "the best you can do is forgive"
 
2022-12-02 10:38:03 PM  

goodluckwiththat: I guess we're done here.


Nah, there's a Fark specific Olestra story.  Well, technically pre-Fark.

Drew used to keep the office supplied in snacks and sodas for the ISP.  But he had to buy the snack sized bags of chips, because Mike would finish off a whole bag in one sitting no matter the size.

Drew and I had stopped off at Kroger one morning, and there they were.  We knew about them, due to someone in the test market who did an experiment by eating a serving or two a day for a couple of weeks to see what would happen, and they were keeping a sort of online journal about it (we didn't call them 'blogs' back then) posting what their symptoms were and later started posting pictures of the state of their underwear.

So Drew bought a large bag, to see what would happen.  (At this point, I think the warning was just 'abdominal cramping' and 'loose stool', and they didn't have to list 'anal leakage' as an issue; also, the labeling changed from Olestra to Olean, or visa versa, I suspect as they tried to avoid the original press)

Mike saw the chips, and grabbed them... I don't think he had gotten very far into the bag, or maybe he had just opened it, when he realized that something was up, as we hadn't bought full sized bags in about a year.

He was not happy about the attempted prank.

/can't get caffeine free Mountain Dew in Maryland
//Drew preferred Fresca
 
151 [OhFark]
2022-12-03 5:44:25 AM  

NINEv2: 151: And thanks y'all for the treehouse keys. I'll probably have a heart attack climbing up the rope

Careful. If you look up an can't see any light through the cutout in the floor, close your mouth. That's our shiattin' hole.


Your mom's a shiattin hole

Wait. Guess that means I'm double a shiattin mouth?
 
2022-12-03 6:05:01 AM  

Oneiros: goodluckwiththat: I guess we're done here.

Nah, there's a Fark specific Olestra story.  Well, technically pre-Fark.

Drew used to keep the office supplied in snacks and sodas for the ISP.  But he had to buy the snack sized bags of chips, because Mike would finish off a whole bag in one sitting no matter the size.

Drew and I had stopped off at Kroger one morning, and there they were.  We knew about them, due to someone in the test market who did an experiment by eating a serving or two a day for a couple of weeks to see what would happen, and they were keeping a sort of online journal about it (we didn't call them 'blogs' back then) posting what their symptoms were and later started posting pictures of the state of their underwear.

So Drew bought a large bag, to see what would happen.  (At this point, I think the warning was just 'abdominal cramping' and 'loose stool', and they didn't have to list 'anal leakage' as an issue; also, the labeling changed from Olestra to Olean, or visa versa, I suspect as they tried to avoid the original press)

Mike saw the chips, and grabbed them... I don't think he had gotten very far into the bag, or maybe he had just opened it, when he realized that something was up, as we hadn't bought full sized bags in about a year.

He was not happy about the attempted prank.

/can't get caffeine free Mountain Dew in Maryland
//Drew preferred Fresca


Oh gods I think i know this Mike. I'm pretty sure he was my guild mate in world of warcraft/ constantly had to fix my first DIY PC....

I at least know he did work with Drew.

If it's the same Mike I saw him take an egg to the face on his birthday at a hibachi grill.
 
2022-12-03 6:12:54 AM  

Axeofjudgement: Oh gods I think i know this Mike. I'm pretty sure he was my guild mate in world of warcraft/ constantly had to fix my first DIY PC....

I at least know he did work with Drew.

If it's the same Mike I saw him take an egg to the face on his birthday at a hibachi grill.


He's Fark's sysadmin.

He was sold off with the ISP, but then later came back to work for Drew again after Fark grew large enough to support a few regular paychecks.

You've probably seen a picture of him:

https://m.fark.com/comments/blog815
 
2022-12-03 7:16:34 AM  
So is that one of those anorexia fandom blogs, or what?? Cheering for anal incontinence seemslike an eating disorder.
 
2022-12-03 9:11:23 AM  
Meh, could be worse...
 
2022-12-03 11:59:37 AM  
What would happen if you combined those potato chips with Haribo sugar free gummy bears?
 
2022-12-03 2:40:35 PM  
Who doesn't love getting diarrhea? They should put those products back on the market.
 
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