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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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Marilyn Wons says …

With an extra boost of energy, I would be able to swim more, bike ride more and enjoy my summer days more!

Jordan Kentris says …

This product sounds amazing! I could totally use the extra energy to help complete a few client presentations :)

katie says …

I would never drink another Red Bull in my life.

Elizabeth says …

I could use the extra burst of energy to find a new job and take my niece swimming.

Melissa says …

I would use the extra energy to get me through my "Walk A Week" challenge-where I challenge myself to walk everywhere I go for an entire week every month. Need the extra energy in this Texas heat!

Rosa says …

I recently joined the gym and I could use the extra energy! I appreciate the wholesome ingredients and a cold activated can....sounds like a winning combination!!!

Ashley T says …

I could use some of that energy to get my butt in gear and head to the beach for a few hours with my guy!

Theron Willis says …

The caffeine would give me the boost I need to do body weight exercises. Hope to win!

brandy says …

I could spend more time outside with my kids playing sports.

Emily Sackett says …

In an effort to live a "whole body/whole foods" lifestyle, I have long since given up once addicting habits such as 10 a.m. diet cokes. And never a fan of the overly sugary, chemical-heavy energy substitutes that dot the desks of almost every cubicle surrounding me, I have been searching for a long time for a mid-day pick me up that doesn't neglect my goal of living a healthy lifestyle. I finally discovered hiball over the weekend. What would I do with a complimentary case of hiball? Share it with all my healthy-but-caffeine-addicted coworkers to show them they can stay healthy AND get energy during the 3pm slump AND get them hooked on a new addiction ;)

Carolyn says …

I would use the extra energy while I play with the kids I work with!

C Smith says …

Sounds Good

M Bauerly says …

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner

Susan Smith says …

With more energy I could clean the house, do laundry and work on my garden all in the same day.

Jo says …

Have more energy to keep up with my crazy schedule :)

Milagros says …

this drink will give me the perfect boost to increase my alertness, play and spend quality time with my 1yr old son, do my home chores, and concentrate more in my reading... and best of all, I'll know exactly what the ingredients in my drink are and know I can trust this company for sure!

Anne Taylor says …

I would climb Mt. Finlayson! :-)

Jennie B says …

Sounds like a great mommy beverage that I NEED in my life!! I could use some extra energy...so I could keep up with my kids' energy!! But for me...join a gym to get trim, ride a bike, take a hike, shop for days, get some rays!! Can't wait to see if you'll pick me!!

ferriz says …

i would survive a day at work without trying to curl up in the break room and sleep.

Cindy Hill says …

If I had more energy this summer I would garden like mad, organize my house, and stick with an exercise plan.

Debbie C says …

I would plant even more heirloom tomatoes!

Kathy says …

I would be more productive at work and still have the energy when I get home to do my gardening or go horseback riding after supper. Hi*Ball is a great 2:30 in the afternoon pick-me-up!

Ali says …

I would dedicate one more morning to getting up with the sun and running with my team of homeless veterans who are working on getting their lives together through hard work and healthy living!

Maureen says …

With zero calorie Hiball energy drinks handy, esp grapefruit and vanilla, I would definitely be outside till the sun goes down, tilling the soil and planting more seedlings for fresh basil and parsley this summer!

Renata Blosser says …

My daughter is 2! Enough said...lol...

Christine Sladyk says …

I would love a case. I need some Energy.

PC says …

I could be Super-Mom! After a long day of working, I come home to a family that needs me to be ready to handle the day-to-day necessities such as laundry, dinner, homework, etc. Your product would help me get it all done with gusto!

Patricia Shea-Samul says …

I would be able to keep up with my Grandson, who always wants Nana to play baseball, soccer, and basketball. He also challenges me to races in the pool. I'd love to spend more time doing these things,, but Nana gets tired. The extra energy would allow me to spend more of my time with the most precious person I know; my Grandson, Kaleb.

Valda says …

Hi-ball energy water makes me smile. Currently my local Whole Foods store has not received the new cans, so I have to travel about 10 miles into SF to get my favorite drink, making me not smile so much. So winning would make me and my gas tank smile all summer long!! Cheers!

Denise Norris says …

I would do more yard work and be able to do all the 5Ks I have planned this summer!

Jenelle says …

I could use the extra energy to keep up with my 14 month old son who just learned to run!

Stephanie Matsuoka says …

I recently lost 35 lbs by changing my eating habits (yay!!!) but still need to lose another 35 to reach my goal. I am now exercising to push me past the wall I hit but after a long day at work, I can barely move a muscle. A burst of Hi-Ball energy just just might do the trick!

Neil Shannon says …

I'd crank up my productivity while developing my next mobile app!

kevin husarik says …

If I had more energy, I'd be able to work out more and get in better shape.

Sarah Curtis says …

I would love to turn my husband on to these more organic drinks!! I hate thinking about all the chemicals he consumes in the other brands!!!!

Chris K says …

If I won, the extra energy from HiBall would help me ride my bike across Iowa at this year's RAGBRAI, as a fundraiser for ChildVoice International (childvoiceintl.org). Thanks!

Jane says …

I am rehabbing from back surgery and am walking and doing physical therapy . I know that this drink will give me the energy to give 110% every day. Thank you...

Kayla says …

I need the energy to power through my nursing exams!

Agnes says …

I'd finally finish sorting through all the boxes and boxes of stuff accumulated at my parents's place and hold a garage sale!

Ryan says …

Get my apartment organized!

Julie B. says …

With an extra boost of energy, I would try to get dressed everyday and cook dinner more. I have Lyme Disease, so I have virtually no energy to speak of!

Alissa says …

I would be able to fly through work and ask my boss 'Is it really 6pm already?' when its time to leave! :)

Kristen McDowel says …

what I would do with an extra energy boost this summer? I would be able to ride my new folding bikes (by CarryMe )farther without complaining that Im in bad shape. Regards, Kristen McDowel Phish Jam Band lover, June 18, 2012

L Carcaise says …

This just might be the thing to give me the energy to get my spring cleaning done ( yes I know it's the middle of June, hence the need for the extra energy). A case of Hiball Sparkling Energy Drink would do the trick. And it's organic! How cool is that??!!

Sam says …

I would sort out the yard and garden!

Allyx says …

I'm moving and will need extra energy for that, but also for a neighborhood party to meet my new neighbors, and make a great first "good taste" impression.

Peggy P says …

It's HOT here and the heat takes allot of a person when you're working in your organic garden...that plus getting ready to move. It would be so much nicer to to have the extra time to work with added energy, instead of needing a nap to continue on later... TURBO CHARGE ME!!!

jf says …

Just get through the workday

Mary Jo Hasnudeen says …

I would stop buying diet colas! And quench my thirst with Hiball Sparkling ENergy Drinks!!

Shirley says …

Finally finish cleaning and sorting out all the extra junk that has accumulated in the apartment over four years!

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