Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tru Blood

Any True Blood fans out there? Interestingly enough, I've never been into the whole vampire thing - can't stand the Twilight series, never watched Buffy or any of the other Dracula shows - but I recently discovered this HBO series through some friends. And I'll admit, it's a wee bit addicting!
Maybe it's the over-the-top acting and colorful characters. Maybe it's the brilliant writing and direction of Alan Ball, previously of American Beauty and Six Feet Under fame. Either way, I'm kinda hooked.

Anyway, turns out there is a carbonated beverage called Tru Blood that now graces grocery store shelves. For those unfamiliar with the show, Tru Blood is the preferred synthetic blood drink of integrated vampires on the show, so the consumer version was crafted to replicate the appearance of the beverage desired by the show's undead. So what, you might ask, does it taste like? Well, I haven't tried it myself, but according to reports, "the blood-orange carbonated drink has a slightly tart and lightly sweet flavor that is sure to taste better than the O negative blood consumed by the show's fictional vampires." Some good news for all you calorie counters. One bottle of the sucralose-sweetened beverage is only 99 calories.

So have any of you tried it? If so, what did you think?

On a different note, I'm off to New Orleans tomorrow morning for a long weekend of festivities and amazing food. Don't hate, but I'm attending Jazz Fest and will get to see Simon & Garfunkel performing together again. Can you tell I'm beyond thrilled? I'll be back next week with more sugar-free dieting tips and fun stories from the Big Easy. Have a great weekend!

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