Being a vampirologist I get asked a lot of very strange questions, like “What does human blood tastes like?” Why some people would think I would know the answer to that question is something I don’t think about too much, but in truth, I do. I have read in numerous sources that blood has a coppery taste to it. Is that true? Well, as a person who suffers greatly from seasonal allergies I am prone to fairly severe nosebleeds. While sitting with my head tilted back so that the blood can run down my throat and into my stomach I can say that yes, it does leave a kind of coppery taste in my mouth. Want to experience it yourself without the drama of a nose bleed. Get yourself an old penny, clean it and then place it in your mouth and suck on it like it was a hard candy.



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  1. Larry Copin on June 17, 2009 8:25 pm

    People really ask that question? What, did they not have a childhood filled with scrapes and cuts from clumsy accidents while playing,and didn’t they inadvertently taste their own blood on a few of those occasions? Did they never get a paper cut and automatically stick the injured finger in their mouth where of course it shouldn’t be? Anyone who has had a nosebleed has had blood drip inside at least a little. These are the kind of people that never chewed on a pencil or ate glue as a toddler either. Must be strange to have grown up in such a sanitized way.

  2. Theresa Bane on June 18, 2009 8:36 pm

    Larry, I happen to agree with you. I would bet that there has not been a single person who has not gotten a cut on their finger and immediately stuck it in their mouth. Because that is such a natural thing to do and the very idea of drinking blood for fun or out of necessity is a very unnatural thing to consider let alone do I suppose that folks do not connect the two events.

  3. Trisyn on April 21, 2010 5:06 am

    I think I have read somewhere that blood tastes diferent if your drinking it from another person. I would not reccoment this experament so you can have the knowledge of the answer.

  4. Natascha on August 20, 2011 12:00 pm

    as a matter of fact, not all human blood tastes alike. My own blood tastes much more iron-like (or coppery if you will) than the blood of some of my relatives.
    How do I know? I was curious and tried it. People can cut themselves or something and there’s your way to find out. That’s how I did anyway.

  5. Robert Hicks on September 9, 2011 9:27 pm

    Very strange tasting your own relatives blood, but each to their own I guess. Mine taste like rusted copper…

  6. Nate on October 9, 2011 3:57 pm

    What would the blood of a horseshoe crab taste like? After all it IS blue. They have hemocyanin, NOT hemoglobin. I wonder! Cause I’m writing a book and I mention that. I wish I knew.

  7. Theresa Bane on October 12, 2011 12:04 pm

    I have never been asked this question before so I did a little bit of research. It is true that their blood is blue because they use hemocyanin to carry oxygen and not hemoglobin. Would this make a difference in the way its blood taste? That I have not been able to find the answer. I have sent a query to the aquarium; lets see if they respond. If/when they do, I will post their response. However, if the book you are writing is fictional, then I suppose the blood can taste like anything you want it to taste like, it is one of the perks of being an author of fiction.

  8. Leah on August 24, 2012 2:52 pm

    In my experience blood tastes like wild plum skin mixed with salt and a hint of cream. I know that not many people have had a chance to try the little fruit, but it really does have a hint of blood flavor. Not at all unpleasant, the inside balances out the flavors quite nicely.

  9. Alexie Gemini on December 26, 2012 5:01 am

    Somewhere inside me the vampire fan wants to know what other people’s blood tastes like. I mean I already know what mine tastes like from the above mentioned reasons, but I wonder what my boyfriend’s or my best girl friend’s tastes like. Of course, I’d rather not try and risk somehow getting sick or something, but if I could with out getting sick or hurting them and also not get looked at with weird looks…then sure, maybe. Lol.

  10. triston on January 22, 2013 2:08 pm

    well if you use spells and make your self into a vampire than you can taste different blood without getting sick.i have and it is different.i tried my girlfriends right after she did the spell so it tastes different to try other peoples blood. to me it tastes sweet. but the taste must be different to others

  11. Anonymous, sorry. on February 22, 2013 10:33 pm

    I know what my blood tastes like, from pulling loose teeth out too soon. The creepy thing is… It tastes good. In fact, I know I shouldn’t, but I usually lick the blood off any cuts I get on my finger or hand. I don’t cut myself on purpose, though, and I’d never consider drinking a lot of blood, I just like the little taste I get. Yeah, it’s creepy. Yeah it’s not a very good idea. My tounge disagrees. Sorry common sense, the tounge argued you down.

  12. Theresa Bane on March 1, 2014 9:48 pm

    There is no such thing as a magical spell that will transform a person into a vampire. If anyone tells you they have such a spell I would not believe them. If anyone tells you they have performed such a spell I also would not believe that. There may be a person who did enact a ceremony in the hopes they would become a vampire, and they may even tell you it worked. I would also not believe that. Of all the people I have contact me over the year claiming to be a vampire and wanting to prove it to me not a single one of them have yet to show up to the per-approved place and time.

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