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Hi Ball Organic Energy Drink Blood Orange

Hi Ball Organic Energy Drink Blood Orange

What do you think the world would have been like if at the height of the Chicago Gangsters energy drinks were available? Do you think they would have been included in prohibition? Would barrels of Red Bull and the like have been smuggled across the Great Lakes from Canada? If not would everyone just have overdone it with them because they didn’t have access to alcohol and wanted to get “messed up” in some way, even if that way was just a little jittery? Perhaps some business minded person would have bottled it and given it the name Hi-Ball in order to have people pretend that they were still drinking alcohol. One thing that is for certain is that the amount of sleep had in the 1920s would have severely decreased. Perhaps it would have caused them to become sloppier in their organized crime and things would have fallen apart sooner. Who knows? Let’s time machine this thing and give a bunch of companies the recipes and see how it plays out?

If it did happen, I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that no one would be drinking a blood orange energy drink. I doubt more than .5% of the population of Chicago at the time had ever even heard of such a fruit. I wonder if “normal” oranges were even around the city in abundance at that point. They certainly would be /were missing out. This is delicious, but isn’t anything blood orange flavored? It tastes like a light soda and nothing like an energy drink, because it is all organic and doesn’t rely on the chemicals that produce that classic flavor. This is all caffeine (from guarana and ginseng), niacin and B vitamins. You know, ingredients that won’t affect the flavor all that much. It’s just wonderful sparkling blood orange juice. I could ask for nothing more and gangsters could only dream of such a gem.

Website
http://www.hiballer.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Fair Trade Certified Cane Sugar
Categories
Energy Drink
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 22nd, 2017
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Third St. Half and Half

Third St. Half and Half

This is good. I don't really need to beat around the bush with this. It's got a great lemonade flavor. It's got a decent iced tea flavor. The lemonade is "overpowering" but not bad, it just over shadows, a better word that I don't know why I didn't use, the iced tea. There is no pulp, which is fine. I'm reviewing it full. There is no pulp. It's in writing. If you told me there was a trace of cinnamon I wouldn't call you a liar. There is a secret ingredient in there somewhere and I don't care if I don't know what it is. It's there and it's special. Is it "love?" Maybe. Is it cinnamon? Like I said, maybe.

This company is doing well with us. Will they stay there? Stay tuned to find out.

Website
http://www.thirdstreetchai.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Fair Trade Certified Cane Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea, Lemonade
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Mike Literman on September 15th, 2014
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Third St. Slightly Sweet Green Tea

Third St. Slightly Sweet Green Tea

Marc, I feel bad saying this, but you need to lay off the sugar man. I love coming over her to hang out all the time, and I appreciate that you go out of your way to make iced green tea for me, since you know that I don’t like coffee, but man you really go overboard with the sweetener. I swear if I let my glass settle there would be at least a half inch of solid sugar at the bottom. Are you trying to give me the diabetes Marc?

I’m not trying to hurt your feelings, but for the past two weeks I’ve been sneaking in my own tea, dumping your sugar mess into a plant and refilling the cup from my bottle. I would have kept going on like this forever to save your feelings, but it seems your plant has died, so now I have that to feel bad about as well. Anyways, I understand if you don’t want to make me tea anymore, I mean I don’t want you to feel obligated, I’m a grown man, I can fend for myself when it comes to beverages, but just in case you do, give this a try. See how it’s just slightly sweet? There is seriously just the smallest tad of sugar in here so that the sweetness doesn’t overpower the quasi floral taste of the tea. Sure it’s a little bitter, but that’s what I like about it. It tastes real, like you brewed some nice loose leaf tea and put it in the fridge to cool with less than a teaspoon of sugar in the entire batch.

What’s that, I shouldn’t feel bad? You’ve been lying to be the whole time and you haven’t been making the tea? You just buy jugs at the gas station and put it in a different container so that I would like you more? Marc that’s just weird and completely unnecessary. I mean who really needs their host to buy specialty drinks when they provide their guests with obscene amounts of soft pretzels like you do? I mean I could do just fine with water, but if you really want to buy me green tea, since you obviously will never make it yourself, grab me some Third Street.

Website
http://www.thirdstreetchai.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Fair Trade Certified Cane Sugar
Categories
Iced Tea
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 1st, 2014
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Hi Ball Organic Energy Drink Pomegranate Acai

Hi Ball Organic Energy Drink Pomegranate Acai

Mark, do you think that humans, as a species, can grow used to anything? I read an article awhile back proving that happiness was not based on what you own. They took a normal person, someone who had just won the lottery for an obscene amount of money, and someone who had just lost their legs in some horrific accident and of course immediately their levels of happiness were very different, but then after six month (I believe) they all expressed a very similar level of happiness. The point was to show that for better or worse humans adapt to their situations and for the most part life goes back to normal (happiness-wise). I’m sure that’s not the case for everyone on the planet, but I found it interesting.

My whole point here is that could a new flavor be introduced into the world, that tasted completely unnatural and not pleasant, but after years of pushing it on people they grow to enjoy and actually crave it? I think the answer is an astounding yes and the proof is in Red Bull. Who on this planet actually enjoyed the flavor of that energy drink when it first hit the scene? I know that everyone I’ve questioned thought it was chemical garbage, yet most of them can be seen sipping on a can at least on some occasions. It’s like the collective brain was telling us, this tastes gross, but the effects are worth it, and then our taste buds evolved around the flavor. I know evolution takes time, but “mental evolution” apparently takes less than 20 years.

So here her are an it’s 2014 and people are guzzling Red Bull and it’s contemporaries like it’s no big deal to be consuming all of that junk that we would never consider putting into our bodies if they were separate components. What if years ago we had been given an option, Red Bull or these Hi Ball energy drinks? Who would have won out; the one that tastes like poison bubble gum or the one that tastes like ingredients actually found in nature? I’d like to think I would go natural, but who knows I was a damn fool back in those days. Sure there is no taurine in here, which may not give you the exact same boost, but that could just be mental. I’ve grown so accustomed to Red Bull that the flavor tastes normal to me now, and that’s my point exactly. This should have been the wave of the future back then. It’s a soda that is flavored with juice, so it really tastes like (a light) version of pomegranate and acai. It’s sweetened with a mixture of cane sugar and stevia, so it’s faintly diet, but nothing too terrible. Also, as is proof through the experiments I mentioned earlier, people’s tastes would have acclimated to the stevia and it wouldn’t be a problem at all. Maybe it would have led to stevia being more widely accepted as a sweetener. Overall it’s light, slightly dry, but flavorful enough beverage that I think people would have latched onto. It’s too bad the other guy burst onto the scene first and became a staple in our culture. Man, this just really makes me feel like humanity is doomed by our own hand at some point.

Website
http://www.hiballer.com
Country
United States
Sweetener
Fair Trade Certified Cane Sugar
Categories
Energy Drink
Rating
4/5
Reviewed By
Jason Draper on September 1st, 2014
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Hiball Energy Sparkling Organic Juice Drink, Pomegranate Acai, 16 Ounce (Pack of 12)
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