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13 December, 2005

Hi-Ball Energy Soda

Hi-Ball Energy SodaHi-Ball Energy Soda is a new line of "naturally flavored soda waters with energy" offered by Hiball Inc. of Mill Valley, CA.

Available in resealable 10 fl. oz. (296ml) glass bottles, they come in a variety of flavors including Wild Berry Soda, Club Soda, Lemon Lime Soda, and Orange Soda, among others.

The new energy drinks derive their boost from a combination of taurine, guarana, ginsend, and B vitamins.

Suggested retail price is $1.99 each.


Anonymous said...

THis stuff is so good. You should try the flavors. I like the hiball orange soda. go hiball.

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Anonymous said...

I bought some the other day just to try it. Not that tasty, maybe not cold enough. Thought it was too pricey.

Anonymous said...

ok hi ball is my new favorite energy\soda\water\pick me up drink.The flavors or crisp and clean unlike red bull or rockstar and there bubble gum after taste.I'm hooked

jj on 3/06/2006 10:54:00 PM said...

ok hi ball is my new drink of choice. No more coffee, soda, red bull.The flavors are crisp and refreshing. THe price is about the same as the other energy drinks but no bad bubble gum after taste.

Anonymous said...

i drank this stuff last night with grey goose and the tonic is standard but with a little boost, not like red bull or as strong as even espresso, but my girlfriend likes the lemon lime with vodka, its cheaper than any other energy drink / mixer so go figure, I'm putting it in my bar menu...

Anonymous said...


Completely hooked because I don't like sugar, especially in my cocktails.. totally clean and refreshing and keeps me up longer than usual. I love the orange. I saw it at Gristede's in NY and Balducci's.

Anonymous said...

JUST SAW HIBALL AT TARGET IN SACRAMENTO! This stuff is really hard to find and i love it. Read on the website today that they are in a bunch of Target stores in CA now. www.hiballer.com

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Kate C. on 9/14/2006 05:40:00 AM said...

I really like this drink. It has actually helped me stop drinking Diet Coke and seems like a healthly option for people who want caffine without sugar.

Anonymous said...

My friend got a couple of free cases from a friend who works for hiball. At first I didn't like it but the taste grew on me and I'm hooked on the stuff now. I really like the orange and lemon-lime. The one downside is that they are pretty expensive. I'm going to be sad when my free supply runs out.

Anonymous said...

Guarana is a creeping shrub native to Venezuela and northern Brazil in the Amazon rain forest. The fruit are small, bright-red, and contains black seeds.

Guarana seeds are rich in caffeine and contain up to 4-8% caffeine, more than coffee beans, which contain approximately 1–2.5% caffeine. The seeds are also rich in tannins and xanthine alkaloids theophylline and theobromine.

GuaranĂ¡ is reputed to be a stimulant and increase mental alertness, fight fatigue, and increase stamina and physical endurance.

Guarana drinks and sodas are very popular in Brazil , almost as popular as cola-based sodas. Sweet, carbonated guarana drinks include the popular brands GuaranĂ¡ Antarctica, GuaranĂ¡ Brahma, and Kuat (from Coca-Cola Company).

In North America, guarana has recently become a popular ingredient in energy drinks and teas.

Guarana is one of the richest sources of caffeine, containing up to three times the amount of caffeine as coffee. Unlike coffee, the amount of caffeine doesn't have to be listed on guarana drinks.

In addition to its stimulant properties, guarana is also a popular ingredient in herbal weight loss pills. Some evidence indicates that guarana may suppress appetite and increase fat-burning.

An animal study examined the effect of 14 days of guarana supplementation on fat metabolism in sedentary and trained rats and found that the guarana's fat-burning effect is due to the caffeine content. Decaffeinated guarana extracts had no effect on lipid metabolism.

A Journal of Psychopharmacology study found that guarana improved memory, mood and alertness at low (37.5 mg, 75 mg) vs. higher (150 mg, 300 mg) doses. However, another study examined the long-term use of guarana, caffeine, or placebo on the cognition of 45 older individuals. There were no significant effects of guarana on cognition.

Guarana should not be used by people who are sensitive to caffeine or xanthines.

People with heart conditions, diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy, overactive thyroid, anxiety, insomnia, and kidney disease should only use guarana under the supervision of their doctor.

The safety of guarana in pregnant or nursing women has not been established. Since many doctors recommend limiting caffeine during pregnancy and nursing, guarana should be avoided because caffeine content differs from product to product and it isn't possible for consumers to accurately estimate how much caffeine they are consuming through guarana.

Guarana should not be taken with any products containing ephedra. Serious adverse effects have been reported with this combination. It may increase the risk of stroke, hemorrhage, myocardial infarction, and sudden death and has been associated with increases in heart rate, blood pressure, and potentially harmful changes in glucose and potassium levels.

A report published in the Journal of Herbal Pharmacotherapy described the case of a heart rhythm abnormality called premature ventricular contraction associated with two herbal supplements that both contained large doses of guarana.

Initial symptoms of guarana overdose include difficulty urinating, vomiting, and abdominal cramps and spasms. If you suspect a guarana overdose, seek medical attention immediately.

Guarana can be found in powder or pill form. It is an ingredient in energy drinks, sodas, and other beverages.

Guarana has been found to decrease platelet aggregation and thromboxane synthesis, so it may increase the risk of bleeding when taken with aspirin
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