Double Your Flavor

All you 7-Eleven Slurpee lovers can now "split the difference" with the amazing new Splitz-O Cup.Wow, kids! The Splitz-O Cup is a 32-ounce clear plastic container that's split down the middle - divided in two - so Slurpee-drinkers can groove on two flavors in one cup without mixing them. Technology, we love ya.

A special brain-shaped top has two straw holes, making it easy to be sanitarily correct when sharing the beverages.

Imagine . . . two . . . two . . . Two brain freezes in one!

The PR folks say that the Splitz-O Cups will be in stores while supplies last, selling for around $1.39. The marketing geniuses are also adding additional Slurpee stuff to their junk-food arsenal - Slurpee Ice and Slurpee Bubble Gum.

Americans drink more than 10 million Slurpees each month! So why not expand the product line along with all those wasitlines?

Here's an idea, Sev: Sell pre-stained Slurpee T-shirts. Laundered-Out parents everywhere would buy 'em like crazy.

Too chicken to eat bacon?

Chicken Bacon!

Gets you clucking, doesn't it?

This new Utah product was introduced at a recent food convention in Chicago, and we've been waiting to see it in local supermarkets.

McFarland Chicken Bacon is in all Dan's Markets. Try a CBLT for a lunch.

And there's another new product - McFarland's Turkey Steaks. Our taste testing panel thought they were great; close to the Maddox type.

If you can't find them in your market, ask . . . nicely.

Fresh catch of the day

Rhodes Bake-N-Serve dough has tipped the scales with its latest "sculpture."

It's the Golden Trout - another bread-dough masterpiece reeled in by Jenna Jackson, the Designing Woman of Rhodes.

Want the recipe? Call the Rhodes Bake-Line (1-800-876-7333) and a nice lady will send you the fishy details. Other dough sculptures can be found on its Web site (www.rhodesbread.com).

Today's terrible tip

When something starts pecking its way out of the shell, the egg is probably past its prime.

- From Cyberspace

And one more to boot

Bibb lettuce is spoiled when you can't get it off the bottom of the vegetable crisper without Comet. Romaine is ruined when it turns liquid.

- Same Cyberspace