Uncle Bill's Nutrition Bricks
Tired of spending your time cooking when nobody enjoys the food anyway?Uncle Bill's Nutrition Bricks are the creation of a pair of Vampire brothers seeking an easier solution to meeting their own dietary needs. Existing pre-packaged foods remained targeted to the general population and therefore failed to provide the needed iron content, often while also providing Vitamin D levels approaching the toxicity levels for vampires. Since those infected with vampirism also lost most of the sensations from their taste buds the brothers settled on a solution to focus solely on the nutritional content and, later, texture of the bars, forgoing any attempts at a palatable taste. For the sake of convenience they also determined to make their bricks retain freshness for at least fifteen years, a feat made easier through the use of dehydration to remove water content, and Anemancy to seal the bricks away from potentially damaging air, bacteria, fungi, and moisture.
Frustrated by food waste and expired ingredients and looking for a longer term solution?
No more! Introducing Uncle Bill's Nutrition Bricks! Specially formulated to provide the perfect dietary balance of nutrients, our iron-fortified bars are proven to retain their freshness and edibility for well over a decade! A full night of nutrients, in the palm of your hand!
Uncle Bill's were the first nutritional products targeted directly towards vampires. The bricks have become a staple amongst those infected with vampirism due to its careful and efficient balance of nutrients to meet their dietary needs. Their taste can be described in such colorful language as "dehydrated bark," "metallic dirt," and "bear droppings," but these provide no major drawback among their target audience due to the vampires' inability to taste. The bricks do come in multiple texture options in an effort to provide some sense of variety. Uncle Bill's covert marketing campaign also appealed to those accustomed to spending long stretches alone or traveling, for use as emergency rations. Due to the lackluster taste they were considered a last resort before starvation, although some creative individuals developed recipes for soups and stews with the bricks as their main nutritional component. This popularity outside the target demographic led to the development of CEN Kits by a small team of entrepreneurs seeking to resolve the issue of taste from Uncle Bill's Nutrition Bricks. Most non-vampires have since switched to the use of CENs, although some still keep a few Uncle Bill's bricks due to their much longer shelf life.