A Toast to Tru Blood!

August 17, 2009 by  

trubloodIt’s finally here! Well, almost here, anyway. HBO will begin shipping orders of Tru Blood on September 8, 2009 – just in time for the season finale (*sob*). Wondering what it tastes like? HBO bills it as a uniquely carbonated, slightly tart, lightly sweetened blood orange drink. Sounds promising! New York Entertainment offers up these tasting notes:

Tasting notes:
• “The grossest thing about Tru Blood is its name. The drink itself is fizzy, tangy, surprisingly drinkable.”
• “Compared to most soft drinks, it’s refreshing and not too sweet. It also foams just like real blood.”
• “It’s kind of got an orange-Hi-C-mixed-with-Sprite kind of taste going for it.”
• “The cane sugar makes it sweet without it being cloying.”
• “While nowhere near as tasty as I imagine the blood of Eric to be, it has a tangy little kick to it. Consistency-wise, I was pretty happy it wasn’t syrupy and thick. Also, no sickly aftertaste like regular blood.”

Interesting description, huh? There are already fan sites devoted to making cocktails with Tru Blood (Google it, they are out there, I promise!). And fans cannot wait to get their hands on this drink! I have pre-ordered mine – a 4 pack retails for $16 plus shipping. A 24 pack retails for $96 plus shipping. The HBO store has the drink available for preorder. Since I’m a cheapy (economical, I like to call myself) I started with a 4 pack. At $4 a bottle, it will be saved for special occasions, like when Bill and Eric come to visit (oh, how I wish that would actually happen!).

The bottle itself is made of glass, with Chinese symbols around the top. Interesting, since the formula was supposed to be perfected in Japan. I’m willing to let that one slide. In my experience, things that come from a glass bottle are usually pretty darn tasty. Apparently it isn’t bad for you either – under 100 calories and the recommended daily amounts of several vitamins. Brownie points in my book!

HBO has done an excellent job of marketing this product, and I think I speak for all of the fans when I say that we are beyond excited to get a hold of this! When mine gets here, I’ll be toasting all of you, as well as the show!

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  • Tim J

    Steve, not sure what you’re talking about, according to twitter, everyone who ordered before September 1 is getting their order shipped out by Friday.

    http://twitter.com/omnicorp/statuses/3725673387

  • Steve G

    No one will be drinking it on the season finale. They’ve taken that PROMISE off the site and I’ve just received an email from them going back on that promise even though I ordered it weeks ago. Well, I guess HBO is a scummy as the rest of corporate America.

  • Simen :)

    No one is mentioning that HBO only ships to the US? I’m an Norwegian fan who, sadly, have to download, then buy on DVD, just because I can’t wait for the DVD with region 2 (no Norwegian TV-channels has picked TB up yet!!!).

    So when I’m having my season finale party with my friends the 14th, we will be without our Tru Blood 🙁