Seeking Delicious Fake Blood

Target Adult Accessories Vampire Makeup Kit

I Paid: $3.99 for 2 blood capsules, makeup, and plastic fangs (prices may vary by region, product not available online)

Taste:1stars

Marketing:3stars

Living Nightmare Liquid Blood Capsules

I Paid: $2.40 for 8 blood capsules (prices may vary by region)

Taste:2stars

Marketing:4stars

Homemade Blood

I Paid: Around 11 cents for 1/4 cup corn syrup, 5 drops red food coloring, 1/2 tablespoon chocolate syrup

Taste:4stars

Marketing: n/a

James Norton edits the Upper Midwestern food journal Heavy Table. He's also the coauthor of a book on Wisconsin's master cheesemakers. Follow CHOW on Twitter, and become a fan on Facebook.