While I’m sure I’ve had an organic energy drink, I honestly can’t remember the name of it. If only there were drink review site that had a search function! Hiball Organic Energy Drink – Pomegranate Acia sits in front of me in a rather classy looking can. The Hiball logo is crisp and simple, making it a pleasure to look at. If I examine this container a bit closer I see that Hiball Pomegranate Acai uses both organic caffeine and organic sugar in the creation of this beverage. Just to add to this greatness is the fact that the organic sugar used is Fair Trade Certified. Since it’s an energy drink Hiball Pomegranate Acai is also chock full of B Vitamins, and other ingredients like Guarana Extract, Ginseng Extract, and others. Truthfully, my mind is a little perplexed in trying to figure out what this will taste like. Will it be a fruity sensation or will the energy drink side take over like Mr. Hyde? Let’s see if I can’t sniff this out.
The can opens without a lot of push, which makes me think the carbonation won’t be that strong. An aroma of various berries, also known as berrious, makes its way to the opening of the can. My knowledge is lacking when it comes to identifying pomegranate and acai, so I’m hesitant to tell you that this is what it smells like. Perhaps a taste test in in order.
My initial reaction to Hiball Pomegranate Acai isn’t a positive one. Each act in this play seems to be marred by the kid sitting behind me named “Bitter Billy”. I take a sip and see the first act upon the stage. A cool refreshing sensation skips across the stage and starts its monologue. Bitter Billy flicks my ear and giggles. Pomegranate and Acai walk out in what looks to be a pretty good ventriloquist act, but I can’t concentrate on it because Bitter Billy has started kicking my seat as hard as he can. The final act shows all of the characters on stage for a rousing final number, I think I even see carbonation dressed as a tiny clown. It doesn’t matter though because Bitter Billy has taken a lighter to my hair and I’m missing it all. Hidden behind each outburst of Bitter Billy looks to be a fairly enjoyable energy drink, but I cannot see past this poorly behaved child. I could finish this beverage if I wanted to, but I don’t. Even if the crowd starts chanting for an encore I don’t care to be anywhere near that kid anymore. All the organic ingredients, all of the B Vitamins, all of the class the label shows can’t compete with this one taste factor. Sad really.
Verdict – Buyer Beware
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