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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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Bets says …

I would have more energy to deal with the paperwork that keeps piling up on my desk.

Barbara Calder says …

I would have the energy to work on my garden .

Jenny Lewis says …

I would have the energy to bike to Whole Foods to buy more Hiball, of course.

Tika Bordelon says …

Yum! I can't wait to try the assorted flavors.

carole says …

I'd love to try these, maybe I'd get out & enjoy life more often!

Justin says …

Id run a marathon!

Lisa says …

Not even a droplet of any energy drink has fallen on my taste buds. I have heard some negative comments about energy drinks; mainly due to the ingredients. So, I have steered away from them. However, I am hopeful since I have seen the hi-ball energy drink featured on a very popular/trusted doctor's show. When I get the hi-ball energy beverage, I am looking firward to enjoying a natural, healthy, and tasty beverage that holds it's promise to give you energy. I am in my late forties with four kids at home including two under ten. A break - HUH - never. I need all the natural energy I can be so lucky to have.

Lenna Saltzman says …

A case of hi-ball energy drinks would definitely help me while babysitting my four little grandchildren, ages 9 months, 10 months, two years and four years old. I need all the energy I could get. Yes, please send some my way! (yawn.......)

P Pizzo says …

With all that extra energy, I would actually go on a date night with my husband whereas I would usually be too exhausted after putting my kids to bed. Lol

Joseph says …

I will be taking more than a two week 'road trip' from the Las Vegas to Texas this summer and sure could use a nice cold natural 'energy drink' to sustain me long the way...

Brenda says …

I would do 6 loads of laundry, wash the dishes, take my little girls to Disneyland and run 18 miles (training for a marathon) and go shopping at Whole Foods.

morri says …

I'd do a power walk with more "pizazz" ***

lin says …

I'd be more efficient in juicing.

Nick addison says …

Hi ball is Good stuff.

Denise says …

I would love more energy especially in different flavor. Yum. Yum.

sherry says …

I would paint my front door and do some gardening with gusto!

Aimee Rose says …

With more energy I'd play more with my 5 year old and climb more!

Flora says …

With my extra energy, I would take more hikes and bike rides. Also, I would like to read all of the Bronte sisters' novels on the beach.

Shradz says …

Would love to win this product... Hi-Ball is great... filled with energy n i will no longer require frequent power naps because of my low energy capacity of my body

Herminia Maldonado says …

sounds yummy!

Rico Ramos says …

I would replace regular soda drinks with HiBall helping me in my new fitness regime and move towards more natural and healthier foods overall! Plus the can is not only "green" it's very cool! No pun intended...lol..

Karen says …

I'd prepare wonderful fun-filled parties for my girl's 4th birthday, my best friend's baby show, celebration for reaching milestones at my office and more!

Daphne says …

I absolutely don't know what I would do with some extra energy. But I definitely would figure out a way to use and enjoy it. I love the idea of a cool, modern, conscientious energy drink with a can that lets you know when it's temp has reached optimal "coolness." What a great idea. I relish new companies that put the best that today has to offer in its products. I'd be thrilled to win a case.

Joni Owada says …

This would be so great to keep our family hydrated during the hot summer months. Trying to make sure our 4 children are drinking enough and of things that are good for them is a challenge, but a case of this would be fabulous!With the extra energy, I would be able to keep up with all of them better too!

Adam says …

I would use my extra boost to built a permanent anchor point for a slackline in the local community house's yard, behind the garden beds. And then to slackline of course!

Sue Swyt says …

paint my front door, finally

Judith Wink says …

I plan on recovering from extensive dental surgery with its subsequent follow-up, and hopefully losing some weight. A cool, refreshing, low calorie drink sounds like just the thing to help in those endeavors!

Genevie says …

I'm in for trying something new, light and refreshing! Gives me another reason to get together with friends on a warm summer day. Cheers!

teresa says …

I could use an extra shot of energy just to keep up with my active family during the summer. It seems each member has a full schedule planned for the extra daylight & activites in the parks.

Laura says …

I'd use it to try to stave off CFS so I can go for walks.

harriett says …

If it gives me enough energy to do many hours of yard work, I will be a happy camper!!

Keri says …

This summer Im volunteering with Make-A-Wish Foundation and could use an extra boost of energy to keep up with all the Adorable kiddos their wishes and Smiles <3

Lizzy says …

An extra burst of energy would help me power through a series of paintings I have been working on, for a while now, and give me the buzz to start my own side-business. Cheers!

Robin Acton says …

With the extra energy boost from Hiball Sparkling Energy Drinks that I would purchase at Whole Foods, I would be able to work in my garden more to raise more organic foods for my family. I love to work in my garden and shop at Whole Foods.

Lisamoo says …

I'd get all my yard work done and share it with my neighbors in order to give them a boost as well.

Brenda Klawitter says …

I would tacking my morning workout with a lot more energy and enthusiasm---and of course mix it with some cocktails!

Charles Thomas says …

I would try and stop drinking Red Bull and completely switch over to your product. There are many Whole Foods stores in the DC area so it would be easy for me to obtain more. Pick me!!!

Stefanie says …

With an extra energy boost, I would be able to get all my housecleaning done and have some time to exercise.

anthony holmes says …

IF I HAD A CASE OF HI-BALL ENERGY I WOULD: 1:Drink a can or two... or three... 2:JUMP UP IN JOY and accomplish everything on my to-do list 3:I will then attempt to do something ridiculous... 4:The first thing that will come to mind is SCALING TREES! 5: I will stop at Whole Foods for some snackage and then... 6: DRIVE FROM SEATTLE, WA TO CALIFORNIA TO SCALE THE HIGHEST TREES IN AMERICA in the Redwood national forest 7: Feeling accomplished I will attempt to CANOE across the Pacific, walk a few thousand miles until I reach Nepal, from there I will SPRINT TO THE TOP OF MOUNT EVEREST! 8: I will stop to cool off with a refreshing Hi-Ball Energy drink and then... 9: END POVERTY 10: END HUNGER 11: STOP WAR 12: and... BE THE FIRST PERSON TO TRAVEL BEYOND OUR SOLAR SYSTEM!!! 13: I will look down at an empty case of Hi-Ball Energy and sigh as I cozy up with a cup of tea. 14: AND THEN I WILL RECYCLE THE CANS!

Melissa S says …

I would use the extra energy to workout more or clean the house

Sandra says …

Energy drinks are the new Popeye spinach boost. I would flex my muscles and set off for the open seas.

kathleen craft says …

I'd put the drinks in a cooler and take on roadtrips, just in case I got a little "road fatigue".

Maggie rooscodsi says …

Having tried most of the other energy brands, this one embodies balance ! Not too much of any one thing, as I try to wean from diet colas, the temp indicated with the Bubbles color change encourages me to keep it handy in coolers... Therefore always with me! The best balance is one that fine tunes timing and ingredients! Congrats!

Edith says …

I consider myself a Whole Foods Jezebel, because I'm at the store at least 2x week and I can't believe I haven't tried this drink. So, from reading the reviews this sounds like a really good tasting drink. I work at night so I'm hoping I do win since I need all the energy I can get. :)

Cindy says …

Workout everyday before work and still hang out afterwards!

Cheri says …

I need the extra energy for summer on our small farm and playing with the grandkids when they visit and holding down a full time job! Summertime is awesome!

Katie says …

Our baby is due in a few weeks so my husband and I will definitely need as much energy as possible to love on our little guy!

Monique B. says …

With that extra energy, I'd play in the pool with my kids! :-)

Dorothy says …

I could use the extra energy to increase my walking distance.

Marc says …

I would drink it before going to the gym or jogging outside.

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