Harcos has some how managed to not only locate some zombies but they managed to get their blood (not sure if it was voluntarily given or if they had to forcefully get it, either way....) and sell it in nice little blood bags. Yeah I know you all thought Zombies were in the same class as Vampires and Werewolves but apparently Zombies really do exist. So against better judgement to drink the blood of a Zombie, I am going to do it in the name of science (or this review site, just a minor detail).
The Look: This stuff comes in a realistic blood bag (think kinda of like the kind they use at the hospitals). Harcos payed so much attention to detail here. You get the bio hazard symbol on the front on an orange label which really adds to the mystique of Zombie Blood. They even have realistic looking blood finger prints on the bag, how cool is that? Harcos even has directions on the bag on how to drink it chilled or to experience it room temperature for maximum effect. This bag will get attention.
(10 out of 10)
Taste: I unscrew the little white cap on the bottom and take a smell. It smells a lot like lime Jello. I put the cap aside and take a drink straight out of the bag. At first you are greeted with a wonderful lime taste, which is very taste. Afterwards is where it gets odd, because of the iron it actually taste a bit like blood (actually a lot like blood). This is one of those taste that not everyone might like, but I found it pretty tasty. I wonder why in the movies people never drink the Zombie's blood, I mean seriously this stuff is pretty tasty. All those Zombies that are shot, that yummy blood is just left to go bad....what a shame.
(8.5 out of 10)
Does It Work: OK I must of got a bad bunch or something. I thought Zombie Blood might give me some of the characteristics of a real zombie. Instead I actually got kind of wired from this stuff. I was not expecting a real buzz from this stuff but I was pleasantly surprised. Let's see what is in Zombie Blood: 45 calories, 55 mg of sodium, 15 mg of potassium, 7 g of sugar, 4 g of protein, 10mg of iron (that is 55% your daily dose), about 80 mg of caffeine, amylase, lactase, cellulase, lipase, protease, and quite a few other things. Who knew Zombie Blood would be so complex? I managed to get a good 4 hour buzz out of this stuff with a very slight amount of jitters.
(8 out of 10)
Overall Thoughts: First the downside, this won't actually turn you into a Zombie (insert sad face here). Harcos has once again managed to deliver a great novelty product that actually works. They have a great website at: http://www.livingwithbloodlust.com/zombie/. There you can buy it or just check out the humor that Harcos brings to the table. I have also heard of people finding Zombie Blood at Hot Topics and I know ThinkGeek now carries it as well. These little bags are a little bit pricey but hey it can't be cheap to track down Zombie's and drain their blood. If you run across them I highly recommend giving one a try, I think you will be pleasantly surprised.