I Paid: $3.99 for 2 blood capsules, makeup, and plastic fangs (prices may vary by region, product not available online)
I Paid: $2.40 for 8 blood capsules (prices may vary by region)
I Paid: Around 11 cents for 1/4 cup corn syrup, 5 drops red food coloring, 1/2 tablespoon chocolate syrup
James Norton edits the Upper Midwestern food journal Heavy Table. He's also the coauthor of a book on Wisconsin's master cheesemakers. For his Supertaster Daily videos, he samples offerings from supermarket aisles and fast-food menus. You can follow him on Twitter, fan him on Facebook, and subscribe to his YouTube channel.