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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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Len says …

WOW! Just what I need when I'm playing tennis on a hot, humid morning in Wellington!

Cathy S. says …

I'd redo my kitchen! It's been on the list for ever so long! And I'd take extra long walks with my five children!

Judy says …

With more energy, I would run in the rain, enjoy the cooling!

Em says …

I would live this summer like no summers have ever been lived before, saturated with colors and creativity. All that made possible, of course, by the fuzzy kick of hi-ball.

Jennifer says …

I would give them to my husband who works 18 hrs a day for the 3 summer months!!

jenni says …

I would be able to keep up with my five kids.

Karen Bentivegna says …

What I would do! WOW.....it would help me keep up with my 6 year old son! Running, soccer, volleyball, swimming and whatever other activity he can think of over the summer!

Ronald says …

Oh boy, Extra energy? I would definitely make the most out of it with my daughters. We would ride to the park, run around the water park, do yard work together. It would be great to have the energy they have!

Dee says …

re-organizing & re-arranging house after last child moved out....

Heather says …

With more energy, I'd walk just a little further in my attempts to get back in shape! Heather

april vogel says …

Jump on the trampoline with my 7-yr old, play volleyball with my 20 year old, and go jogging with my 19 yr old..

Alice says …

go biking all around town!

Will says …

I would drink it during the afternoon at work!

Phillip says …

Can't... move.... Must... continue... working... Must... finish... day.... Need... Hi-Ball... Energy... Drink.....

Stacy says …

I'd go for long runs.

Susan Decker says …

Exercise more :O)

Michele says …

hey maybe this would be a way to stay awake for my dreams in sleep! maybe???

Lisa M says …

I would finally get my spring cleaning done!

Valentina Zapata says …

I would do so many more Downward Dogs with an extra energy boost! :)

Felix Lugo says …

I would use it to keep me energized as I teach my 3 granddaughters to ride their bikes without training wheels. This requires a lot of running for old grandpa.

Nancy says …

With more energy, I could be at e gym instead of sitting on my iPad with my feet up!

Rebecca says …

I would become the world champion Geocaching Queen!!

Theresa P says …

Dance longer, run harder, laugh louder, and jump higher!

Lori Weidner says …

I'd finish unpacking the boxes from my move with the extra energy!

Dot H says …

Ohh, with that new energy drink I could skip my power naps.

Carmen Andrews says …

The energy boost would help me clean out and organize my basement and garage.

Pam says …

I am always looking for low sugar energy drinks, and this looks so good for summer!

Jennifer Sullivan says …

just using it will make my days easier during the looonnnngggg summer break!!

Arin says …

Tackle all my yard work and craft projects!

Monica W. says …

I will paint my den/office!

Heidi Maguire says …

What you would do with an extra energy boost this summer? This would help me with my already active schedule of tennis, softball, gardening, walking, biking and going to the beach, as well as anything I may additionally do!!!

Anna says …

With some extra energy, I'll prepared for my big cross-country move!

Vanessa says …

My husband got a new job and will be gone for 6 weeks at a time for the next year. I'd love more energy to learn to adjust with 3 small boys on my own!

brian e. says …

Thanks for the giveaway...Could use a refreshing extra energy boost hiking the Grand Canyon this summer !

Emily says …

I would finally tackle those DIY projects I have been meaning to get to to spruce up my house!!

Anne Lewis says …

With more energy supplied by these great-sounding drinks I could spend my afternoons gardening instead of snoozing!

Emily says …

I would finally tackle those DIY projects I have been meaning to get to to spruce up my house!!

Kurt Hoffmann says …

Finish that darn garage!

Shannon Franklin says …

I would start training for that 10K I keep telling myself I'm going to run.

Jan Mayheu says …

I would spend more time outside with my daughter!

Christina R says …

I could use an extra boost to clean and organize the whole house; detox it, as in purge the unused, clutter around everywhere. It seems like such a chore, otherwise.

Gretchen Hahn says …

With an extra energy boost I would be able to paint the exterior of my house! A job I have been dreading for months...know it needs to be done...and can't afford to hire someone to do it! GIVE ME ENERGY AND GIVE ME STRENGTH!

Michele Rich says …

With a little more energy I would go hiking in the mountains, walk more and take care of the grass in the way in deserves.

DE says …

Oh gosh, my grass is over my ankles as I cannot marshall the energy to mow it - this would hopefully give me the jolt to get my lawn neatened up and keep the neighbors from hating me!

Amanda K says …

I would hit the gym!!

Amy Chase says …

Use between workouts along with a piece of fruit for a refreshing burst of energy!

Lisa Knutson says …

I would share it with my paddling crew to provide us the jolt we need for our canoe races! What a great alternative to the other energy drinks full of unwanted chemicals!

Tyler says …

They would help to power me through early 5 am workouts and provide just the right pick me up before an afternoon bike ride. Gives you a great refreshing feeling and a jump in your step.

Rita says …

Wow! I love these drinks. I travel 15 miles just to buy them. They make house cleaning a breeze.

Jamie says …

I would get through a bar exam review lecture without falling asleep!

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