Health: How To Pig Out

But Avoid Fat Foodmakers try to take some of the worry out of eating treats

It sounds like the delirious wish of a junk-food junkie: no-fat desserts. In an effort to cater to consumers' concern over the link between high-fat diets and heart disease, food manufacturers are rolling out an array of low-fat and fat-free fancy pastries, creamy cakes and gooey snacks. This month Entenmann's introduced a dozen no-fat desserts, including Bavarian Creme Pastry and % Pineapple Crunch Cake. They are made with nonfat milk and egg whites instead of whole eggs; according to Entenmann's, they do not contain a trace of oil, margarine or butter. Meanwhile, Hostess cupcakes, a favorite after-school snack for generations of...

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