Food Talk And Fabulous Finds - evola, avola, can't remember name - fat free oil product

Suzanne 3FC
10-01-2004, 08:44 PM
I saw something at the supermarket a few days ago that looked interesting, but wanted to look it up online before buying it. I didn't write down the name and now I can't remember it. It was something like Evola, but that doesn't produce anything in Google. I didn't take the time to read the package because I was with someone and didn't want to be an annoying shopper ;)

It was with the cooking oils and it looked like olive oil. Evola, Avola, something like that :)

Does anyone know what I'm talking about?

12-27-2004, 10:13 PM
That might be Olestra?

It used to be in a bunch of potato chips but it basically caused mass diarrhea in US consumers, so it was pretty much taken away. They have a form of it that you can deep-fry with, now, but there's nooooo way I'd try it! They renamed it, though, because nobody wants to use Olestra and have the great side effects.

I had those fat-free pringles, my dear. And I will never eat them again! :lol:

12-27-2004, 10:34 PM
I got it :D


Erin b
01-04-2005, 11:03 PM
Here is the site

It is being tested in the midwest only now, but you can order it from the site.

Suzanne 3FC
01-06-2005, 04:31 PM
I just found it at the supermarket and bought a bottle. It's pretty expensive compared with regular oil. I'm very curious about it! I did find an article on ConsumerReports that indicated it might not do what they say after all, though, and that more research is necessary. I made a pot of veggie chili last night and used a little Enova to saute my onions. I couldn't tell any difference between Enova and regular oil, so that is a good plus. We'll have to watch the research and see what happens. I hope this will turn out as beneficial as they think it will.