Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Zombie Blood Energy Potion Review

After yesterday's Blood Energy Potion, I decided to try the alternative - Zombie Blood Energy Potion - and compare. This one costs the same and comes in the same blood pack and contains the same type of humor, only more zombie related.

Though this one smells a lot like lime, it has the same generic mouth-feel and taste as the Blood Energy Potion, which is a little surprising. Some of the lime taste makes it through, but only at the start and a little in the aftertaste. The front of the label does not lie - "Lifeless lime flavor". Most of the taste in this and in the Blood Energy Potion comes from the high iron content - 55% of the daily recommended dose - which makes this quite easy to notice and does give both products some similarities to real blood. I applaud Harcos for putting in the effort, but I do not like my energy drinks/shots tasting like this.

The Zombie Blood Energy Potion contains the same energy blend as the Blood Energy Potion so the results were similar. I felt a little something within 10-15 minutes, but it took quite some time for me to start feeling energized. I would suggest for more caffeine to be added, but this might ruin the real blood experience and make the energy potions a little bitter. This performed better than the blood potion, but only marginally and probably a lot of the extra kick came from the black tea I was drinking. This is a novelty drink, but one of the best I have had because of all the attention to detail.

Medicinal Ingredients (880 mg blend and 425 mcg of enzymes):
  • D-glucuronolactone
  • L-phenylalanine
  • N-Acetyle L-tyrosine
  • Glucose
  • Caffeine
  • DL-phenylalanine
  • Amylase
  • Lactase
  • Cellulase
  • Lipase
  • Protease
Non-medicinal ingredients: filtered water, crystalline fructose, whey protein isolate, natural flavours, citric acid, gum arabic, ester gum, potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, ferrous sulfate monohydrate, sodium chloride, medium chain triglycerides, sodium citrate anhydrous, mono potassium phosphate, sucralose, FD&C yellow 5, FD&C blue 1.

Cost - $3.99 from ThinkGeek
Taste - 7/10
Energy - 6/10

Overall - 13/20...slightly better than blood potion, but still not quite what I was expecting

1 comment:

  1. Zombie Blood Energy, it tastes quite good, but the energy boast it offers is really great..