Posted: May 01, 2012 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Mar 19, 2013 at 10:59 AM)
The concept for Hi Ball’s Sparkling Energy Water is pretty simple – take carbonated water and add flavor and energy. The result is something that drinks like flavored seltzer water but has 160mg of caffeine (as well as ginseng and B vitamins) to give you a kick of energy. From a flavor perspective, this product goes down very easily, with the best comparison again being flavored seltzer. In this case, the product has a refreshing unsweetened lemon lime flavor that goes nicely with the crispness of the product'’s high level of carbonation. The packaging is the only thing that changed since we last looked at this product, with the 10 oz. glass bottle swapped out for a 16 oz. cold activated can. From an aesthetics point of view, the can isn'’t as eye catching as the glass, but it’'s much more practical in the sense that it is clear what the product is, you can read the label, and it’'s much more durable than a glass bottle. That said, we'’re sure that this product will perform better in its new packaging. Overall, a very solid and enjoyable product that offers a very unique approach to zero calorie energy.