I grabbed this drink on a complete whim. I was parched and exhausted and it seemed like a little gift from Manna.  I was at Whole Foods so I expected it to be less synthetic than a Red Bull or one of those Rock Star drinks. I had very few expectations…which is probably a good thing.

Hi Ball Energy Drink

Smell: Nada.

Texture/Appearance: Wet, cold, and bubbly.

Taste: It tasted a bit flat and bitter. Also, it was grapefruit merely in name. There was nothing citrusy about it. Imagine drinking a bottle of Perrier that had been left open for two days–there you have it. I drank it, but I wasn’t impressed.

Final verdict: There isn’t really much to say about this. I’d pass. I will go for a Red Bull if I need a shot of energy.


Lemmonex writes almost daily about food, life, and her cripplingly bad habits daily at her blog, Culinary Couture.

7 Responses

  1. betty.thurber@gmail.com'

    Good thing the Red Bull people were out blocking traffic in Georgetown! If I want grapefruity flavor, I’ll grab a Fresca. Yes, Fresca. Not just for geriatrics!

  2. livitluvit@livitluvit.com'

    What’s that stuff at Starbucks? Izze? That stuff is basically this, only it ROCKS.

    It’s also like $19, but hey, you’re at Starbucks. What the hell do you want?

  3. lexalemieux@yahoo.com'

    Sorry–should have said…I didn’t get much energy from this. I’ve been sick so sorry for the somewhat crappy review…


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