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Tru Blood: A dream come true for a Healthier Energy Drink?

Updated on April 7, 2011

Unfortunately I look just like the kind of person you'd expect to drink Tru:Blood.

Here's Looking at You, Bill.
Here's Looking at You, Bill.


Ever since True Blood: Season One came out on DVD fans have wondered two things: Will I see anyone's boobs and will they come out with a Tru:Blood energy drink?

Tru: Blood - for those of you who still like the idea of your vampires sparkling and lusting after high school girls - is the artificial blood substitute created by author Charlaine Harris and introduced in her series of novels known as the Sookie Stackhouse Mysteries. The invention of this new artificial blood is what allows vampires to “come out of the coffin” since they are no longer required to feed on humans to survive.

Throughout the series we see Bill Compton, played by Stephen Moyer, drinking Tru:Blood at social events, which according to Moyer's commentary tastes a bit like passion fruit.

During the year long wait for Season Two (Because not everyone has HBO) fans debated over what Tru: Blood would actually taste like if the drink were to be released as a beverage. Obviously blood itself is out of the question. But the next obvious move would be to make it an energy drink, which is all the rage these days and is practically a dime a dozen.

Fans finally got the answer to this debate when Tru:Blood Season Two was released on DVD. In stores like FYE, 14 ounce bottles of the signature beverage lined the display shelves. The price varies from four to six dollars USD, but the current promotion at the time of this article offers a deal at five dollars if you also buy the DVD. (You marketing execs know certainly how to tickle our pickles)

Being the fanboy that I am, I actually bought two bottles of the stuff. I was basically expecting another Red Bull or Monster clone like the ones you can buy online for promotional events. You know, the ones that leave your heart racing faster than eye contact with Donald Trump.

But, I was surprised to see on the bottom of the label that they actually used blood orange in this drink. So...not Acai Berry, not Gaurana Seed Extract, and not a bigger dose of vitamain B than you would give a blue whale a heart attack. But blood orange. Okay, lets try this thing.

On the first sip I'm actually impressed. It's sweet. It actually tastes like it says it's going to. I could actually get to like this stuff.

Now, I'm sipping it slowly. Because I tried a very similar product called Blood, which came in a cool IV style pouch. But after drinking too much in one morning I had a massive anxiety attack from the sudden energy rush. This was entirely my fault but at the same time, not a very pleasant experience.

Thankfully the Tru:Blood drink did not produce this side effect in my body. Even after I drank the second bottle, I didn't feel the trademark jitters that comes from drinking Red Bull or Monster, nor did I get the nasty aftertaste that comes with drinking either of those beverages.

Lets look at the basic nutritional information of Tru: Blood and compare it to the two most popular energy beverages on the market.


Red Bull


1 Serving Per Can

Total Carbs: 28 grams

Calories: 100 MG

Sodium: 200 MG

Niacin: 100%

Vitamin B6: 250%

Vitamin B12: 80%

Pantothenic Acid: 50%



(From Wikipedia)

Three Servings Per Container

Calories: 100

Total Carbs: 27 grams

Vitamin B2: 1.7 milligrams

Vitamin B3: 20 mg

Vitamin B6: 2mg

Vitamin B12: 6 mcg

Sodium: 180 mg

Taurine: 1000 mg

Panax Ginseng: 200 mg


(From the Bottle)

1 Serving Per Bottle

Calories: 99

Sodium: 35 mg

Total Carbs: 24g

Vitamain B6: 100%

Vitamin B12: 100%

Folic Acid: 240 mcg

Niacin: 165 %


As you can see, Tru:Blood does contain some of the same ingredients as Monster and Red Bull. But the sodium content is encouraging for people on a low sodium diet. Add that to the presence of Folic Acid, an important nutrient that encourages the creation of new blood.

Holy Blood Lust Batman! An energy drink that contains a vital nutrient! With a side effect that might actually encourage it's target audience to buy it with it's practicality.

So while I wouldn't recommend freebasing off of this stuff, I dare say that Tru:Blood is actually the healthier beverage in terms of energy drinks.


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    • svfangirl profile image


      7 years ago

      lol thanks for sharing, I want to try it to say I have.

    • Meisjunk profile image

      Jennifer Kessner 

      7 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This is an awesome hub. Thanks so much for the information! I had wanted to try them before, but the idea of an energy drink turned me off. Now I definitely want to get my hands on one of these.

      voted up! =)

    • NateSean profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Salem, MA

      Right, because the vomit and soap flavored jelly beans in the Bertie Botts beans were so successful.

      Naturally people want to drink something that tastes like bodily fluids.

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      Graham Jolicoeur 

      8 years ago

      Why is making it taste like blood out of the question? That is the whole reason one would want to buy it, Fruit flavours just sound discussing. I mean really, blood orange?


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