blood drink

Harcos Laboratories’ new launch, Blood Energy Potion, combines novelty and function in a high-power energy shot. Taking the current vampire trend to a whole new level, the fruit punch-flavored drink looks like blood in a package that is designed to mimic an IV drip. The package claims that, in addition to the overall look and feel of the product, the iron-, protein- and electrolyte-rich formulation also has a similar nutrient make-up to real blood. The Blood Energy Potion claims to provide four hours of sustained energy, which is also on-trend, as sustained energy claims are increasingly prevalent in energy shots and drinks. Overall, this product is certainly pushing the envelope in creating an experience for consumers brave enough to try it.

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