A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 28, 2016
“What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit?"/"A blood orange.”

A popular vampire riddle is:

Q: What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit?
A: A blood orange.


“Q: What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit? A: Blood orange” was cited in a 1991 newspaper and “What’s Dracula’s favorite fruit? A blood orange!” was cited in a 1999 newspaper.

“What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit?"/"A necktarine” and “What’s a vampire’s favorite ice cream?"/"Veinilla” are similar vampire riddles.


24 March 1991, Pittsburgh (PA) Press, “Fruits,” pg. J2, col. 1:
Q: What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit?
A: Blood orange.


Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Vampires
Hauke Reddmann
5/16/97
(...)
: > What’s a vampire’s favorite fruit?
:  NECK-tarine.
:
Blood Orange?
(At last the ones red inside are called that way in Germany)

8 April 1999, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room; Reading by 9; Pint-Sized Punch Lines,” pg. 9:
What’s Dracula’s favorite fruit? A blood orange! (Lauren, 9, Pacific Palisades, Marquez Charter Elementary)

Google Groups: alt.teens.penpals
A Question I have about sex.
merry mcgrath
4/21/99
Thanks, Andy.  And for those of you out there with pointy sticks, go sit on them, or better yet, read these:  1.  What’s Dracula’s favorite fruit?  A blood orange.

Twitter
Colin Wood
‏@JerseyFresh1310
Most people think a vampires favorite fruit is the blood orange… but you’d be wrong.  Actually, they love pineapple.
2:39 PM - 18 May 2009

Twitter
Brei ♥ H
‏@GrOvEbUg
@Popsicle Q: What is a vampire’s favorite fruit? A: a BLOOD orange!!
10:16 AM - 31 Mar 2010

Google Books
All Kinds of Humor:
Jokes, Quips, and Fun Stuff for Many Occasions, Over Forty Categories—Book 2

By Frank Verano
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2012
Pg. 209:
What is Dracula’s favorite fruit? A necktarine (second choice— blood orange).

Twitter
DC
‏@doublebassdan
@devon_hipp @SuperGrumpyCat What is Dracula’s favorite fruit?  Blood orange #terriblejokes
8:50 AM - 17 May 2013

Posted by Barry Popik
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