The Hit HBO series has definitely made a huge impact. The timing of the series in combination with the excellent writing of the show made it an irresistible favorite among teens and young adults. In order to cash in the popularity, a new drink modeled after blood ; “Tru Blood”, has now been release for all the fans to consume. However, unlike the gory show, this blood may not help you to stay alive…. it might send you into sugar shock!
If you aren’t planning on displaying the bottle on your mantle, then you might pass up the high price tag ($16 per 4 pack). The drink is made from cane sugar, blood oranges, with a slightly tart taste and minimal carbonation. Reviews in Newsweek claimed that the thick syrup like beverage was more like a combination of “orange crush” and “Hi -C.”
Although it might be fun for Halloween, I won’t be rushing out anytime to find some (at the moment they can only be bought online). As with many soda beverages, they might taste good but they aren’t the best for your body and your blood sugar levels 😉