Last Updated: 9/14/2009 9:29 AM
ViB Chill-N ViB, which stands for "Vacation in a Bottle”, is a relaxation drink flavored with pomegranate and berry flavors. Using a blend of ace-k, sucralose, and cane sugar, the drink has a medium level of sweetness and a crisp body with trace notes of the added vitamins. Still, the pomegranate berry flavor is very enjoyable, with a taste that’s slightly tart and slightly sweet. There's a slight sweetener aftertaste that's left behind, but it’s definitely tolerable and the drink is still very enjoyable. As for ViB's functional ingredients, there's a cocktail of B vitamins, L-theanine, L-threonine, and lycii berry (aka goji berry). Unlike a caffeine-laden energy drink, ViB's "functionality" is likely to be less immediate, so having enjoyable flavor (which it does) is of paramount importance. The new packaging (yay, a bottle!) is attractive, with much better presentation than the original can. The tall slim bottle makes more room for the sunset backdrop, plus they’ve eliminated the “Chill-N” tag from the original. Plus, the “Drink. Chill. BE HAPPY!” text is a nice accent to the cleanly arranged front panel. Overall, a much improved product that’s one of the more enjoyable tasting relaxation drinks that we’ve tried.