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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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Stacey says …

I would re-organize my kitchen with the extra energy!

michelle fuller says …

I would go to Whole Foods, buy some all-butter puff pastry and make plain and ham-and-cheese croissants.

Erika Diehl says …

I would make through grad school!

sam says …

I would finally clean out and organize the shed and garage !!!

Betti Ann says …

I would ROCK that extra energy old school

Doug Gordy says …

Tackle my yard work!

Shirley W says …

I'd challenge Michael to a ping pong tournament and this time I would win!

Jen says …

An extra energy boost would help motivate me to finish a big, repeatedly-postponed cleaning project.

Sharon says …

I would tackle an urban chicken coop and larger garden!

JUDI COFFMAN says …

THANK YOU!

tracey byram says …

With more energy I could finally get the bamboo cut in my backyard.

Sarah says …

With extra energy, my summer days will last longer!

Richard says …

With that boost I would train for an ultra-marathon

lo says …

my honey-do list - basement, garage, yard - I'll need two cases!-)

DCox says …

Love Hiball! I could use the energy to get my garden finished!!

Anna B says …

Man oh man, I can always use an energy drink in hand. I'm busy mother of two small children. In addition to playing and keeping up with them all day every day, I also could use a boost to get some much needed yard work done. And replant in my vegetable garden that suffered a massive loss from white fly. Annnnnnd, I would also do a few more massages, I am also a licenced massage therapist who works evenings. I am always trying to squeeze a few more hours into a day.

Mary Gallagher says …

We have visitors coming a 14 year old soccer player and her dad who is in the NYC Harbor Patrol both are heavy into fitness and this would be the perfect drink to have on hand for them.

Jana J. Pendragon Bowdish says …

An extra energy boost would be just the ticket for me to finish the "recycle & organize" program I have devised for my office space. I try not to think about it unless I am able to put the time and energy need to complete certain tasks. Clearly I need the extra energy to push through. Something sparkling, cold and very berry would fit the bill just right!

Julie says …

It would help me train for marathons and start biking and swimming so that next year I can compete in the NYC Triathalon.

Gina B. says …

I'd really like to try some of these. They sound so healthy & that's great!

mariana carrillo says …

I WOULD HAVE MORE ENERGY TO WORKOUT AND TO DO FUN-FILLED ACTIVITIES WITH MY KIDS THIS SUMMER:)

Kimmi says …

What CAN'T you do when you're powered by Hiball Energy Water?!? I will cycle farther, run faster, deliver even more powerful sports massage sessions and will still have time left over to create some new toys for dogs like mine who can't see very well. Hiball summer, here I come!

Kevin Stotts says …

I may actually give my Hiball to my wife, who is handling last minute details for our daughter's wedding. We live in Columbus and she in Tempe, but she is in Cyprus on an archeological dig until 11 days before her wedding.

kat says …

With an extra energy boost, I'd judo chop the garden into shape for the hot, summer growing season. Yeah!

Lisa Shapiro says …

I'd have more energy to get my house in order since I've been in a slump for over a year! Then, I could have an open house (when the house was clean, which the extra umph the product would give me, would enable me to finish) and share the drink with even more friends!

Matt says …

I would have enough energy to paint my new house and diaper my new baby!

bobbie hartley says …

extra energy for the gym...and ?

shud says …

I would take it with me to youth camp so that the teenagers would not buy other energy drinks with harmful ingredients in them. They would love these.

Ted Deason says …

Will cut the grass that is up to my knees.

Nancy McCaig says …

I would work harder, longer, and with more positive energy. The energy would be contagious and transfer to my clients. Everyone would wind up very happy!

Alisa Bey says …

I would play outside with my grandchildren.

karen ellen mills says …

i would love to win a case of drinks and would use them to entertain this summer on my deck, while having a barbecue dinner.

Kate says …

With the extra energy I could plan and host a summer barbeque for my entire family. Bring on the Hiball!

Dalla T. says …

I would finally have the energy to do all those chores my wife has been asking me to do!

ellen says …

I am buying a house fairly close to your River Forest,Illinois Whole Foods and if I won I would walk to your River Forest store at least weekly. The extra energy is much needed for the move as well, and a Hiball after the move is done, to relax with.

Dawn Smith says …

I would use that extra energy boost to help continue my quest for more outdoor activities. 35 lbs down and 40 more to go!!! I can do this!!!!

Suzette says …

I would get caught up in all gardens and get every last week gone!

ELIZABETH C. says …

I'd clean my much needed crazy looking backyard.

Sarah says …

I'd finally get going on my dissertation!

Darcy Goodbinder says …

I would drink one every day to give me more energy to play with my 5 month old son Gabriel. Just kidding I am breast feeding and can not drink caffeine. I would however allow my wonderful husband Jay to drink one each day and sit back with Gabriel and let him entertain us for a few hours and make us laugh.

Aaron Rico says …

Share my case with others and promote a healthy living lifestyle. Explain the benefits of clean eating and being active

mary angelini says …

With all that extra energy I could tackle that little clutter problem I have !!!

Sheryl Hebert says …

With an extra energy boost this summer, I would increase my usual 3 mile walk with my German Shepard to a 4 mile walk! I would have one very happy puppy!

Linda Jones says …

Would love to get a case and try it. The flavors sound delicious and the calorie count per can is nice. I am a diabetic and this drink sounds wonderful...Thank you for letting me hear of the product.

JODI HARRINGTON says …

I probably wouldn't need to take a nap that day (which would be nice).

mo fryman says …

Sip and Savor.

Brenda L. says …

I would backpack through Europe!

Barb says …

Do more walking around the neighborhood.

Fatima says …

I would FINALLY get my garage organized as well as keep up with my toddler!!!

June says …

Aluminum from aluminum cans often leach(sp?) into the drinks contained in them. Therefore health concsious people should check with their healthcare professionals before buying drinks packaged in aluminum.

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