Posted: May 01, 2012 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Mar 19, 2013 at 11:02 AM)
We've been extremely fond of Hiball's approach to energy drinks and their Vanilla flavor is no exception. Following the same format as the other Hiball flavors, this one delivers a sugar- and sweetener-free formulation that's lightly flavored with vanilla. If you've ever had unsweetened flavored seltzer, this flavor should be very familiar to you. And given its lack of sweetener, it's the type of product that you can really pound down if you want to. The crisp flavor of the drink is extremely pleasing to the palate, with just the right amount of vanilla in the mix. Of course, that's not the only reason to drink this product — it's loaded with energy ingredients, including B vitamins, ginseng, guarana, and natural caffeine (160mg per can). It definitely packs an energy punch. On the outside, the new 16 oz. cold-activated can is a big improvement over the glass packaging that was previously used. It looks and feels like an energy drink, while making great use of the HiBall Energy logo. The white can, which is typically reserved for diet energy drinks, fits with the no sweetener zero calorie formulation. The result is something that feels upscale, but youthful and approachable. Overall, a very enjoyable drink.