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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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Lindsey says …

I would drink them to help get me through my full time pharmacy intern job and pharmacy school when I'm hitting the books for exams

chel says …

keep refreshed during midnight shift

Bianca Contreras says …

I would use the awesome sparkly energy to go swimming in San Diego every weekend. Like I did last year.Its so hot out there and swimming takes vitamins and electrolytes to keep moving. I cant wait to try this drink, event he packaging looks cool... Bianca Downey-cA

Heather says …

I'd share it with my graveyard working coworkers and we'd get hopped up and excited at 4am.

Renee Groot says …

For parenting, yoga and a healthier life!

JASCILYN says …

I WOULD SHARE IT WITH MY BOYFRIEND. WE WILL BE USING IT FOR EXTRA ENERGY FOR WORK AND OUR KIDS. KEEPING UP WITH OUR KIDS, WORKING AND CLEANING.

Jasmin Wilson says …

I would love to win this..!I am unemployed..It would save me $$ from buying coffee and I could take it with me to get me thru the day..!!I will be job hunting..and this would put me on my game..!!I need this HighBall..Please?Please!Please?!

lorly kensinger says …

I would def try it .. I work at a healthcare facility mostly 16 hours shifts,4_6 days a week.. I eat very clean and as much organic as I possibly can.. Used to drink redbull but stopped when I decided to take better care of myself and my health... They say you are what you eat,!!! I so agree...:-)

Sheree says …

Busy Single Mother of 2 teen girls, I work full-time and then try to keep up with my girls, taxing them to sporting events and school & social functions. When I'm not Chauffeur, Cook, Maid, Nurse, Dr, Teacher, Referrer, Friend, Confidant, I enjoy spending quiet time riding my bike in the hills or near the bay. I can use all the energy I can get! :D

Rodney Cauthen says …

I would use that extra boost to keep me from "crashing" on long work days like today! Gotta go now...I have a meeting that starts soon!

Elizabeth Villa says …

what I would do? I would definitely do a lot more with an extra boost of energy after physical therapy :)

Shelby jacobs says …

As a counselor at a sleep away camp, supervising 11 year old boys gets exhausting very quickly. I would use it to get that extra energy to make sure theyre entertained all throughout the day and so I don't burn out by 6 pm, because after they go to sleep, I have to stay up until about 1 am in case they need anything in the middle of the night!

Kathy Bradshaw says …

If I won a case of HiBall Organic Sparkling Energy Drink I would share with my daughter as we hike around our city Austin, TX. We are bloggers and want to give some free press to local small business owners by shopping at their stores. Then we could share some HiBall Organic Sparkling Energy Drink with those lovely shops. We want to bring awareness to small business we can promote on our blogs!! Spreading summer retail support.

Piera arita says …

I would get through the Summer with my 2 kids!!!

Stephanie Freund says …

Hiball would help me push through and keep me motivated with my new swimming exercise routine this summer. We need all the help we can get when exercising in the Texas heat :)

Janel Halstead says …

I would use the extra energy to go on a longer walk or an extra walk During the week for more cardio to lose weight to be healthier. I would also organize more for my Family and myself.

Jesse says …

I'd use the extra energy to get my Band's album and music videos prepared and ready for release.

Nate Tarin says …

I would use it to help my wife and I chase after our 3 1/2 year old daughter, who is precious, but I did not know how out of shape I was until she starting walking/running!

Yolanda says …

If I had a extra energy boost for the summer I would start bike riding group for women over 40. This would help me continue my weight lose journey for the summer. You know it is harder too lose especially for women and when over 40 lol!!!

Catherine Speer says …

I will be working in an un-air conditioned school this summer in a new position as an athletic director. I need the boost.

Joe Gordon says …

I could easily chug some down for my evening jogs in the open space in Walnut Creek when it is super hot in the sun.

Jessica says …

Hello Whole Foods and HiBall Organic Sparkling Energy Drink. My name is Jessica Suvak I'm 23 years old and am a avid runner. Want to know why I would do with an extra energy boost this summer. Well this weekend I will be running a 40m mountain race in West Virginia and end of July a 50k trail race.. I guess you could say I will need tons of energy!! So perhaps if I win I would use the extra energy for training for a 50 miler!! YESSS!!! Well best of luck to everyone!! Lots of love Jessica

Dian says …

This sounds great. Got to give Hi-ball a try.

Kate McGrath says …

I would use the extra energy for paddleboarding all around the Tampa Bay area!

gillian lake says …

With an extra boost of energy, I can more easily care for my grade-schoolers, dogs, and chickens....providing my kidddos with memorable life experiences, while working on my MA degree! ....and maybe clean the house!

Desiree Danger says …

I would kayak from Michigan to Chicago!

Michelle says …

I'd love to try these!

Kim Allen says …

What would I do with an extra burst of energy this summer? Tackle that front flower bed and finally rid it of weeds! Then plant herbs in it :) Thanks Kim

Crystal says …

Would love to regain healthy weight, energy and all over health!

William says …

I would try HiBall in place of coffee.

michele Fayet says …

I would hopefully run to workout as opposed to crawling!!!!

Tricia says …

Would love to win....Yummy

teresazavala says …

looks sensational!

Alicia Tyler says …

I would use it to give me that extra boost on my hikes this summer. So far we've hiked 9 miles through Desolation Wilderness and have 2 more hikes planned in the next month. These will surely come in handy!

Suzanne says …

I would walk a few extra miles with a hi-ball.

Gina says …

I love HiBall! I wish my Whole Foods here in Northeast Ohio carried it. It's getting harder and harder to find these days.

Nina says …

I would give one to every friend who hasn't tried it and tell them they need to go and buy some (online where is my only choice of order in the town I live in with no Whole Foods down here) This is the greatest energy drink out there! I rave about it to all my coworkers, anyone who is looking for a new source of energy I direct them to it.

Deidre Trudeau says …

I would take my Cleo pup for a very long soulful hike along the Consumnes River in Placer County Ca

Shelly says …

I'm currently doing Camp NaNoWriMo, which is a 50,000-word novel challenge in 30 days (the month of June). I would love these to keep me awake when I'm writing late at night!! (I keep falling asleep and end up not writing enough...)

Rebecca says …

I would serve it to my husband and hopefully the energy boost would help him organize his section of the garage.

Sandra says …

I'd get my daughter packed up and moved to college! The thought of cleaning out her room wears me out already.

Effie S. says …

With an extra energy boost this summer, I would help work the community garden my church participates in to feed the elderly and those whose health and immune system has been compromised due to sickness or illness. I would be able to help with the planting, weeding, watering and harvesting. I would also have energy to help deliver food to them and prepare them a healthy meal if they could not do it themselves.

Linda W. says …

Maybe i'll get the energy to weed the garden!

Megan M says …

I would take them to the beach for a refreshing treat!!!

Cathy says …

i would Finnish Unpacking from our recent move:)

Audra says …

Drink it up! Then enjoy the buzz!

Brendon says …

I would finally get started on a few DIY projects that I've been putting off!

Elaine says …

Take longer walks.

April R. says …

With more energy I would take my daughter & nieces hiking and to the beach more this summer.

mirabelle says …

be able to catch up to my mile-a-minute toddler!

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