Blood Energy Potion

Its a different kind of Vitamin B.

Thanks in part to the popularity of movies such as Twilight and Harry Potter, facets of subculture that have often been hidden are making their way to the mainstream. Point is case, Blood Energy Potion. Not only is this little macabre morsel take advantage of the vampire mythology to sell another over-priced energy supplement, but it also throws in a nod to magic (wizardly or otherwise) by labeling itself as a "potion" in favor of plasma or drink. How deviously fiendish those marketing people can be.

And where of all places did I find this monster merch at you say? Why none other than F.Y.Y. sitting front and center at the checkout counter amongst Ghostbusters Ectoplasm Energy Drink and a stack of Rockstar. Claiming to contain similar nutritional content as real blood it even comes with instructions to warm it up if you'd be so inclined to drink your blood warm.

At room temperature the pungent taste of fruit punch leaves a little bitterness left over for your taste bud to mull over, and while warming the "potion" seems to alleviate the aftertaste somewhat it left me feeling no more energized than before consumption. At around $4 per bag (most of which is for the novelty I'm sure), its about twice as expensive as a can of Red Bull and three times less effective. Guess I'll have to settle for the old standby of pig's blood and pop rocks again.


  1. Anonymous said...:

    Still, the bag makes a good prop...

  1. Strange Kid said...:

    @LaDracul: Great pic! And yes, it does make a rather nice prop for Halloween, birthday parties, and generally freaking out any nearby pedestrians. :)

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