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Hiball Sparkling Energy Drinks

At Whole Foods Market®, we love sharing good food and drink. Whether it’s a peak-of-the-season berry, a team member creation from our bakery, sausages made in house or a new grocery discovery, we love celebrating great flavors and products. But we don’t just want to tell you about it; we want you to enjoy it too. So today we’re kicking off the first of five summer giveaways between now and mid-August.

Thank you to everyone who entered! Congratulations to our winner Erin R. from Minnesota!

Looking for a low-calorie, low-sugar, conscientious alternative to conventional energy drinks? So were we. And we found it! This summer Hiball Energy is quenching our thirst and our quest with their Organic Cranberry Apple and Wild Berry Sparkling Energy Drinks.

What’s really cool is that they come in 16–ounce "cold activated" cans (more on that below), are 100 calories per can,  organic and made with fair trade sugar. Each drink contains a blend of juice, guarana, ginseng, caffeine and a just the minimum smidge of sugar for the perfect light sweetness.

Okay, so about this can…the new package features “cold activation” graphics using thermochromic ink. The bubbles on the can turn from white to blue when it’s reached the optimal temperature for drinking. (That’s 45 degrees Fahrenheit, FYI) Cool, right? If that doesn’t impress, the can contains an average of 68 percent recycled aluminum and is, of course, recyclable too. In addition to their refreshing drinks, we also appreciate Hiball’s story.

The company was founded by a husband and wife team, Todd Berardi and Alyssa Warnock. Alyssa is also the person responsible for their cool-looking graphics and packaging. When they first started the company Todd and Dan Craytor, the director of sales, sold Hiball out of the back of their cars throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Just a few years later, Whole Foods Market is proud to sell Hiball drinks in all our North American stores from the West Coast to the East Coast. All Hiball Energy products are currently made in Portland, Oregon, with all-natural, organic or fair trade ingredients a high priority. As they put it, the company is committed to, “offering the healthiest and most sustainable energy drinks for its consumers and the planet.”

In addition to their Organic Sparkling Energy Drinks, look for  Hiball Sparkling Energy Waters in Grapefruit, Wild Berry, Vanilla and Lemon Lime. They’re zero calorie, zero sugar and unsweetened. Who’s thirsty? Tell us what you would do with an extra energy boost this summer by Tuesday, June 26 and you could win a case of HiBall Organic Sparkling Energy Drink in either Cranberry Apple or Wild Berry.

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Promotion ends June 26, 2012, 11:59 PM CDT. Must be a legal resident of the US or Canada (except in Quebec, where it is void) age 18 or older to participate. Taxes on prize, if applicable, are the responsibility of the winner. Employees of Whole Foods Market, Inc., are not eligible. Void where prohibited.

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Brandon says …

I train hockey players so I would use it to keep my edge and outperform all those young guys during summer workouts.

Stephanie H says …

I would use it to conjur up the energy to get the weeds out of my veggie garden and keep up with my monster Great Dane.

carrie says …

sounds refreshing

Anna C. says …

My husband is a police officer in a small county with not the greatest benefits. He works super long hours to help provide for our family so that I can stay home with our girls. Usually around 60+ hours per week. With him in the summer, he gets worn out and dehydrated so I pack a ton of water but he gets bored. I would use these for packing his lunches. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

Michael Cummings says …

With an extra energy boost this summer I'd probably spend more time in the outdoors in HOTlanta!

Kim Welch says …

I'll be entertaining 4 kids this summer (ages 6-11), so YES I'll need the extra energy - PLEASE!

ChihjenLin says …

Use the extra engrgy to Play baseball

Amy Freeman says …

I would use extra energy for cleaning out my closets!

Lauren says …

I would use these drinks as a 4:15 am DAILY boost to get me out of the door for my run and I'd also share these with the peeps on my way to work (transient individuals) to keep them going as well.

Erin Adderley says …

I would use it to chase my kids around all day!

Heather Brown says …

I would use it to fuel my training for my first half marathon here in Denver this August! I love the wild berry and it's already becoming a necessity in getting me on the track to run everyday!

Barbara says …

If I were fortunate enough to win I would use the extra energy,boating and water skiing up at Lake Winnipesaukee with my summer friends.

Mary Beth Rhines says …

I would use the extra energy to keep up with my three busy, active kids this Summer.

Mary O'Riley says …

well I would use it to have more energy to clean house and take care of the kids lol. I have 3 boys and of corse there are extra messes since it is summer break.by the middle of the day I'm tired and drained and still have lots to do so I would deff. use it for a pick Me up so I could pick up the mess!!

Barbara Zeiger says …

I'm enrolled in ASU's Master Gardener's program for 17 weeks this summer. I will need an energy boost.

Amy says …

I think it might hit the spot for that mid-afternoon slump.

suzanne says …

What a great replacement for my red bull addiction! A healthy drink to enjoy before my am hike with my dogs around Calavera Lake in Carlsbad CA! YEAH!

katie says …

I would use it to go on an longer walk with my dog Macchiato

Heather Henderson says …

Working 13 hours a day - I need the b vitamin boost without the sugar! I spend $40 a month on these drinks - a free case could help my check book!!!

Rian N. says …

I'll like an extra boost for getting into my new work routine of waking up at 5am and biking to work - and maybe for trips downtown during the weekend.

David says …

Run a marathon

Katy Rolfe says …

An extra energy boost would get me to end of my first Half Marathon in November in Florida. Extra cold and extra fizz will take me ALL the way!!!

Mike Adamski says …

These would refresh and help me make it though a long hot night at work at the paper mill! I would even share with my coworkers! lol..nice me!

Pooja says …

I would use it on my trip through the Puerto Rican rainforests.

Ariana B says …

I would drink it so I can be super mom. Clean, cook, run errands with both eyes open. I just had my second son 2 weeks ago. My first son is 4.5 years old and a little dictator who's hard to keep up with.

Debi Booth says …

I would looove to share these with my running group and also yoga class.....Love the yoga classes outside this time of year ...Im sure we would all enjoy and get a lift...Ty for the opportunity....

Lori says …

I will use it to have the energy my dog has when I get home from work, so we can go outside and run.

Renee Castro says …

Id love to win this for my son. He is a mechanic :) he works all day in a hot garage service cars, vans and trucks. Somedays he comes home so hot from the heat there are days he drinks 13 bottles of water and says he still feels thirsty.

Erin says …

It would help give me energy to study for my personal trainer certification!

Rebecka Brown says …

I would use it to keep up with my three wild boys and all the fun things we will be doing during summer break!

Tia says …

I'd put in extra workout time :)

Lorraine Huard says …

I need energy to keep up with family events!

Sarah Griffin says …

I would intensify my dance moves at a music festival. Not even I know what dance moves i may bust out if I have an extra burst of energy. It could get pretty funky.

Irene says …

Regardless if win or not... I would love to try out Hi Ball because I love Organic and the effort that has been put into to create this drink! I'd help myself boost that extra energy needed with Hi Ball to reach my workout goal daily and introduce all of my friends with this spectacular new invention!

karl says …

it would help me on my 2 mile bike ride to church and 2 mile bike ride home :)

Danie says …

I would use the extra energy boost to help me through my move to our new house as well as start my new job working in the hospital with 12 hour shifts taking care of patients!

Ally says …

Exercise-related tasks are a given of course, but additionally I would hope to clean my apartment on a more regular basis with increased speed and more enthusiasm. And after that, to be honest, I'd probably mix it with vodka.

John says …

This Hi-Ball drink is just what I am looking for.

Elaine says …

I drank energy drinks in the past and stopped a while ago because I just thought it wasn't healthy and good enough my life style and eating habits are not as healthy as it should be. So being that this energy drink is or seems to be healthier than those on the shelves in stores and it can give be a shot of energy I would definitely use this drinks to give me a boost while working the graveyard shift at my job and whenever else I would need a kick start throughout my day.

Sara says …

I would use it before the gym to make sure I'm swimsuit ready for summer!!

Scot says …

I'd use the extra energy to do some more volunteer work and help out my community (plus I'd take the cans and recycle them when I was finished!)

Amanda says …

I would use extra energy to make even more craft projects!

Josh says …

I would use the extra energy to mow the lawn and go hiking. :)

kimberly says …

I'd use it for my next fundraising not to sell but to give us that extra oomph!

Gina says …

I would drink it to give me energy to ride my bike and hike this summer to help me loose the last 50 pounds I have been fighting to loose! The first 120 was not so hard but this last 50 is killing me!

susan says …

I would share them with everyone at work since we have a get healthy club and are already enjoying our new found energy from healthier eating and exercise.

andrea says …

It would be perfect for post-workout energy and hydration!

Victoria says …

I would use the energy to save lIves.

Julie Y. says …

I would use the extra energy for the long days I would be at work.

Tomoko Ross says …

I would use boost energy for workout.

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