Posted: May 01, 2012 at 12:00 AM
(Last Updated: Mar 19, 2013 at 11:02 AM)
Hi Ball’'s Wild Berry Sparkling Energy Drink is a sugar-sweetened organic energy drink made with 5 percent Concord grape juice. From a flavor perspective, this follows a similar style to the sparkling energy water flavors, with very light amounts of sweetness and fruit flavoring. At only 100 calories per can, Wild Berry still feels like something that is “light” in comparison to your typical energy drink. Functionally, it’'s the exactly the same as the rest of the line, with 160mg of caffeine, B vitamins, guarana, and ginseng. Visually, the plum colored can feels like something that might be more appropriate for a grape flavored drink, but it'’s not too far off. Otherwise, we find it slightly confusing that Hi Ball has two Wild Berry products (there’'s one in their sparkling energy water line as well). Overall, this is a very good tasting energy drink, but we prefer the sparkling energy waters.