Now sold in 16-oz. cold activated cans, Hiball’s line of Organic Sparkling Energy Drinks and Sparkling Energy Waters began rolling out into Whole Foods Market’s stores mid-June, featuring a revised formula with organic and fair trade certified ingredients. The entire Hiball Energy line received an upgrade and now contains the following certified organic active ingredients for energy: guarana (50mg), ginseng (50mg) and caffeine (160mg) per can.
The naturally, zero-calorie Hiball Sparkling Energy Waters are free of any sugar or sweeteners of any kind and remain the only Sparkling Energy Water and unsweetened energy drink available in the market today. The Hiball Organic Sparkling Energy Drinks add a little more flavor and sweetness by including organic juice, fair trade certified organic sugar but still only contain 100 calories and 25g of sugar per 16-oz. can.
In addition to sourcing the most premium organic and fair trade ingredients available, Hiball also upgraded its packaging. Consumers will notice that the 10-oz. glass bottles have been replaced with new 16-oz. cold-activated cans made by Ball Corp. The new cans are made with thermochromic ink built into the award winning design by Alyssa Warnock Design Studio. Once the can temperature drops below 45 degrees, the pattern of “sparkling dots” turn from white to blue, indicating that the product is at the optimal temperature to drink.
Founder Todd Berardi says, “We are incredibly thrilled to launch the new 16-oz. Hiball Energy cans with Whole Foods Market. We knew it was a big change switching from glass bottles to cans, but we realized it would allow us the perfect opportunity to offer premium organic ingredients in a 60 percent larger package that was fully recyclable, while at the same time lowering our retail price per ounce by as much as 30 percent. The new cans allow consumers a wider variety of occasions in which to enjoy the healthiest option for energy, which is what our customers ultimately asked us for. The decision to launch the cans proved to be a good one, as volume has increased substantially.”
United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) currently is distributing all six reformulated Hiball Energy products to Whole Foods Market, available in the following Sparkling Energy Water flavors: Wild Berry, Lemon Lime, Vanilla and Grapefruit; and Organic Sparkling Energy Drink Flavors: Cranberry Apple and Wild Berry.