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The bottle has be pretty perfectly replicated, along with the label and the color. To my knowledge there is just one "blood type" available, O Positive. The creators of the drink wanted the look and feel (not taste) of the drink to resemble as much as possible the product from the series. Check the gallery below for a long list of ingredients included to make the drink just viscous enough, with the right mixture of "blood red" and "punch red" to make the drink fun as well as appetizing. The label remarks that it is blood orange flavored. I can sort of taste that, though it feels more like citrusy fruit punch on my tongue. There is a mysterious quality to the taste, being very sweet, thick going down, and expensive. Actually, given how sweet it is, it isn't that caloric. A whole bottle is one serving size and 99 calories. Part of that is thanks to the addition of sucralose (Splenda) in addition to cane sugar in the drink. For this price, I am happy to see the omission of high fructose corn syrup.
When is a non-alcoholic beverage a luxury item? When it costs about $30 for four bottles. $29.95 is what you will pay (with shipping) to get a four pack of Tru Blood. You can buy it in larger amounts though, but not for much less I presume. A luxury item should be unnecessary, fun, and make you feel good (while being a little decadent). Tru Blood delivers in that department. Envision the drink being the star of a vampire theme or Halloween party, or even just a good prop to have around while watching the upcoming season 3 of the television show. The drink website even offers suggestions on cocktails made with the stuff. Add vodka to enjoy a "Fangbanger," or how about mixing Tru Blood with Citron, Cointreau, and lime juice for a "Plasmopolitan." Personally, I am going to go enjoy another glass. With each sip my ongoing thirst for human blood decreases, just a bit. Learn more or get some Tru Blood beverage here.
Ariel Adams publishes the website aBlogtoRead.com.
Gallery: True Blood Beverage