A while back I reviewed a product from Harcos Labs called Blood Energy Potion. Now, Blood’s title is more than just its name, as it is also the entire theme surrounding every single aspect of the unique energy drink. For instance, it was engineered to contain very similar nutrients, texture and color to real human blood and came packaged in an awesome I.V. bag to complete the illusion. Definitely a super cool concept and equally awesome execution, but there was only one problem. It was directed towards vampire fans. I hate vampires.
Zombies, on the other hand, are what my entire life revolves around. I have the word ‘Zombie’ tattooed on my lip, and am working on a Resident Evil half sleeve on my right bicep. I worship all things George A. Romero, the Don of the Dead. Zombie movies, zombie games, zombie books, zombie zombies, zombie comics and anything else related to the undead fascinates me.
That’s why the newest product from Harcos, Zombie Blood, easily ranks as the coolest energy product of all time.
Twisting the cap off of the IV bag filled with green liquid and leaning in for a whiff of Zombie Blood, I noticed it was really hard to pick up any aroma through the tiny opening. I squeezed the bag lightly to eject some air for a pronounced scent, but I just ended up squirting it up my nose. I then decided to pour some into a small shot glass, which is what I should’ve done from the beginning. The aroma is kind of good and equally gross — exactly what I would want from a product called Zombie Blood. It should smell good enough to not scare me away from drinking it, but smell bad enough that the odor lends itself to the product’s theme. It smells like a combination lime, minerals, and Silly Putty. I’m not sure if Harcos made Zombie Blood smell this way on purpose, but I think it works out to their advantage.
When drinking Zombie Blood, the packaging recommends you do it one of two ways; room temperature or chilled. I tried it both ways, and the difference between the two is minimal. When the green liquid first hits your tongue, you are treated to a delicious candy-like lime flavor that is pleasant on all planes. Unfortunately that only lasts a split second before all of the iron and other minerals/vitamins present your palate with a gritty, uncomfortable texture and a strange latex-like aftertaste. Overall, Zombie Blood tastes pretty gross, but what do you expect from a product that is nutritionally the same as blood, colored green, and called Zombie Blood? If this were a highly refreshing, delicious drink I would be a bit disappointed. This is a novelty drink meant to mimic blood from a reanimated human corpse.
After my experiences with Blood, I knew not to expect much from Zombie Blood in terms of kick. Around 20, maybe 30 minutes after getting the first bag down my gullet I began to notice an increase in my energy level, slightly raising awareness and concentration. I felt decent, not spectacular, for about two hours before the effects had tapered off completely. No jitters and no crash were a plus, but the simple fact remains that Zombie Blood isn’t a very effective energy product when it comes to kick.
Zombie Blood comes packaged in an awesome 3.4 oz IV bag for $3.99. A bit pricey for what you’re getting, I understand, but it isn’t the quality of the product that drives that price up, it is the execution of the awesome concept. Zombie Blood is a novelty energy product, and it is one of the coolest I’ve ever seen. The packaging alone will keep you entertained while standing in line and it’ll give you something cool to show to your friends.
This is an absolute must for any zombie fan. It may not be super delicious and it may not smell very good, but that’s the point! This is the blood from a human that died and, for whatever theory you wish to go with, returned to life as a cannibalistic, flesh-hungry fiend! It isn’t supposed to taste super good. But what it does do right is brilliantly execute and awesome concept, creating a fun product that anyone with a fancy for the undead can enjoy.
One last note, I highly recommend checking out the official site for Zombie Blood, as it is one of the most entertaining and pure awesome energy drink websites I’ve ever seen.
- Excellent execution of a great concept
- Very entertaining packaging
- Chock full of vitamins and minerals
- Not an actual biohazard
- It is really for zombie fans only
Score: 8.0/10 (Great)