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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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Shylah says …

With all of that extra energy, I could plan a lot more events for my vegan association to promote healthy eating in San Antonio!

Jill says …

I would be able to enjoy an energy drink that doesn't have bad stuff like aspartame or sucralose and not get a migraine!! Plus I'd have tons of energy to get through the day!

Carol P says …

With longer daylight hours, I could use the extra energy from Hiball Sparkling Energy Drinks to weed my garden and then harvest and can my beautiful crop of home grown vegetables.

Norma says …

I would drink them to give me need energy to do my spring cleaning,gardening,walking the dogs,hiking,camping, and keeping up with the grandkids... : )

GAIL says …

With all that energy I could clean out my car.Something that I have been planning for sometime but even lose the energy to decide which area inside to clean first. With even more energy I could wash my car. Now that would be a life changer of the year.

Kurt Garcia says …

Oh, what I would do for such an elixir! I would do what I am doing, without the coffee.

Amy says …

Mix it with gin!

Kari says …

If I were fortunate to win these energy drinks, I would surely use them to help stay awake at work during the later afternoon - the time that I usually start to feel sluggish.

Sarah B says …

Give up my coffee addiction!

Will says …

I would power through my workday to leave more time for exercise when I get home!

Bettiepeterson says …

Pleaselet me win !,,I love your store and are retiredneedhelp!

GK says …

I am a diabetic and during exercise and walks in summer heat make me tired and thirsty. With only 100 calories, it appears to be a low-carb option compare to lemonade or fruit juices. Though water is the best drink, I believe Hi-ball will give me incentive to exercise harder. Good reward for hard work. I will raise my Hi-Ball to healthy living and managing diabetes. Cheers.

Paula G says …

More energy to work in our organic garden. We tripled the size of our garden this year, which is going to take lots more time (but we love it!).

Mac says …

Stay cool and engergized . . .nearly impossible in August!

Ann Russell says …

My husband was "synergized" out of his job when his company was bought out. We are now spending long days and nights trying to build and mold a new company. At 60 the energy tap runs low.

Sweet Leilani says …

Drink one everyday I need to cool down in place of those "other" sugared cokes.

Betsy Roberts says …

With my husband retiring in just 2 weeks (yikes) I need all the energy I can get to keep up with all lthe projects he wants "us" to do!

Michelle Moon says …

On June 13 , 2012 Hi all thank you for the email but unless you all open, up a store in Lafayette , La we won't be able to buy anything from you as nice as it would be. I hear a great many things from family and Friends that live out of state. Michelle

Lindsay says …

I'm going to need all that energy for my travels this summer: Calgary, Las Vegas, Chicago, Madison, Milwaukee, Iowa City... I'm all over the place!

Anita Husarik says …

If I had more energy I'd go out walking in this great weather

ccaaa says …

i always hit a lull in the afternoon at work, especially when it is so nice, sunny, and warm outside. i would use these Hiball Energy drinks to pick-me up in the middle of the day, so i could stay focused on my computer instead of dozing off!

Jan says …

The Hiball energy drink would give me the energy needed to complete my "to do" list without drinking calorie laden sodas.

Kristin says …

Chase around my 2 year old! Weed my garden! Take more showers! :)

char says …

Just drink it.

Kelly Krie says …

After enjoying a Highball Energy, I could truly keep up and feed all the kids my children bring home.

sally schwartz says …

sound good

Belinda Gross says …

I have a medical condition called Ulcerative Colitis. It has really thrown me for a loop this past last week. If I had an extra energy boost this summer it would really help me get better. I would also enjoy my summer for the first in many years and spend it with my wonderful boyfriend.

Alexa says …

I would finally get off my butt and to the gym! Plus use the extra energy to finally start a clean eating diet by cooking dinner more often instead of eating out!

sharon says …

I would use the HiBall energy drink to get some gardening and work in the house done that has fallen along the wayside because of a lack of energy in the summer.

Liz says …

I could sparkle and get on the ball--- get things done, be refreshed without too many calories. My daughter could cut out those sugary drinks. Young people need these options ! So do their moms.

Dolly Wilson says …

I would use it for energy to keep up with a 7 year old and a Westie. What's so great about that? Well, I am 58 and hope to get my Masters in Nursing degree on August 6, 2012! I have 3 small gardens and a pot of collard greens is on the stove right now! I just became a vegetarian in December so am growing a dozen vegetables and already feeling pretty good from healthy eating. I have 8 grandchildren that would love to see their grandmother with enough energy to keep up with them!

Jeanne Pinkham says …

Hi, I'm a semi-retired teaher with 4-5 part-time job, a diabetic cat, a rich and full job. I'm not a summer girl but could certainly used the delicious falvor and boost. Also, I would reuse the cans as a Science project. I would tell everyone how wonderful and generous Whole Foods is. Thanks a mIllion and Good Luck everyone!

Mark Grissom says …

I just bought a smoker and plan on perfecting its use in my backyard here in New Orleans. A refreshing non-alcholic drink would be perfect!

Jennifer says …

I would build a second garden bed with an energy boost!

Stephen Parato says …

I would use the energy to help me excel during work hours, go to the gym after work, and work on my blog after that. I would also get my friends and family to try it as an alternative to all those unhealthy beverages out there.

crystal says …

I would drink it in the late afternoon (when I am the most tired) to keep up with my young boys!

Sarah Fete says …

Road tripping! My two toddler girls and I are going on from Chicago to Los Angeles, with fun and educational stops along the way. I know I could use the extra energy, and Hiball sounds like the perfect companion for a hot drive down I-10.

Kevin says …

Bike more!

helenlam says …

I can clean my house! Or...finish up the garden!

Steven says …

I would hike longer.

B Fields says …

I would use the extra energy burst to spend time sprucing up my yard while enjoying the sun.

michele says …

I am a PE coach who sees 722 kids every day. I love my job! I also am blessed to have a large back yard and cool courtyard in the front. I have so many plans this summer trying to make it an oasis for family and friends to visit. I need energy! :)

Cheryl says …

I don't seem to have any energy left when I get back home from work. I would love to have extra energy to be able to work on starting my own business in the evenings - it could be the thing to change my life :)!

Tony says …

I could use a boost before my workouts!

Jenn says …

I would be ready to play with my son who's a ball of energy up a 5am :) Thanks!!!!

Calder says …

I would use the energy to complete a charity 10k!

Lisa Gorley says …

I've felt LOW every day and been SLOW to play; but with a Hiball Sparkling Energy Drink, I'd get HIGH!! and have a BALL!!

Rosanne says …

I would try it in the morning at the beach and go for a long walk instead of staying in my chair!!!! Wild Berry sounds YUMMY!!!!

MARGOT HARRIS says …

I WILL REFRESH MYSELF WITH A WILD BERRY BURST OF FLAVOR WHILE RIDING HERD ON THE GRANDCHILDREN IN THE POOL!

Amy says …

This would give me that extra boost while I trained for my upcoming Muddy Buddy!

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