‘Tru Blood’ Is Actually For Sale: Curious?
The HBO series True Blood has all the necessary elements of addictive ‘guilty pleasure’ television — sex, drugs, and murder all wrapped up in trendy vampires packaging. Now fans can get a real life taste of the series by ordering their own case of the infamous Tru Blood beverage and enjoying it at home.
Of course there’s one significant difference: it doesn’t taste like blood, it tastes like carbonated and human-friendly blood oranges. Marketed with the tag line “All flavor, No bite,” Tru Blood was meant to be enjoyed straight from the bottle but there’s also tasty-sounding cocktail recipes like the Fangbanger (Tru Blood, Vodka), Death on the Beach (Tru Blood, Peach Schnapps, Pineapple Juice, Vodka), and Plasmapolitan (Tru Blood, Citron, Cointreau, Fresh Lime Juice).
So what do you think, worth trying or just a silly marketing gimmick? I’m not prone to becoming a groupie so I’m not tempted to try it just to emulate the show, but it does sound tasty (like orange soda) and that Plasmapolitan is especially tempting. The idea of pretending to drink blood (no matter what it tastes like) is totally unappetizing though so I think I’ll have to pass. But if you’re braver than I (and perhaps fancy yourself a vampire) you can order your own 4-pack of Tru Blood for $16.00 (plus $8 s/h).