Friday, June 11, 2010

Lay's Stax

We were recently discussing how Lay's is trying to sell more chips by promoting its potatoes as locally grown. This is how one of its snack food items looks in the elementary school lunchroom where one girl has imported it from home in her back pack.

According to the label, the cheddar-flavored Stax contain, among other things, potato flakes, sunflower oil, unmodified potato starch, rice flour, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil, monosodium glutimate and yellow dyes.

In other words, trans fats. Do we approve?


  1. No.
    I don't approve.
    Did she eat the whole stax pkg? or did she share? Which ever, did you check out the serving size and the the salt content per serving?
    just yuck.

  2. There are some ingredients that are simply hazardous to human health. Cottonseed oil is one of those ingredients.

    Many years ago, consumer activist Ralph Nader said the Corvair was unsafe at any speed, cottonseed oil is hazardous at any level.

    One reason cottonseed oil is higher than most vegetable oils in pesticide residue is because cotton is not a food crop. It is one of the most heavily sprayed crops in the US.

    Cottonseed oil is naturally high in inflammatory Omega 6 at a ratio that can do real damage 259:1

    The history of cottonseed oil as a food could easily be taught in social studies class, it's quite a fascinating story that would help students to understand why to avoid this highly hazardous ingredient.

  3. Thanks for that info Dr. Sue.
    I should have realized that myself.
    I spin organic colored cotton and have read up on cotton. I just had a disconnect between food and the bast fiber.