January 30, 2008
bHIP Energy Drink
bHIP Energy Drink
Cost: Unavailable for 9.3 gram packet
Active ingredients: Guarana, green tea, ginseng
Rating: 5 out of 10
bHIP energy drink is another entrant into the energy-drink-in-powered-form category. We understand the appeal of what bHIP and others bring to consumers...energy in a compact, convenient format that can be mixed with water (or juice, tea, etc.) and enjoyed on the go. bHIP brings both some upside and downside to their product.
The packet offers very little in the way of graphic appeal-what seems to be a splash of water plus their logo and tagline (try it...feel it...share it) against a white background on one side and nutritional information on the other.
bHIP includes a broad range and potent mix of ingredients. Under the potency column bHIP offers big doses of vitamin C, niacin, vitamins B6 & 12, and folic acid. The broad range column includes an amino acid blend, maca root, quebracho, white willow bark, acai, stevia, and aloe vera. After mixing all of these (and several other ingredients as well) together, you have one bad-tasting energy drink. The beverage begins with a slight berry flavor with a strong sweetness. However, the sweetness turns quickly to a mildly bitter and medicine taste. Unfortunately, the bitter and medicine notes lingered in our mouths for awhile and took several gulps of water to dilute.
We found bHIP to pack a big energy punch. The directions on the packet indicate mixing half of the packet contents in water for a moderate boost; the entire packet for maximum energy. We only mixed half of the powder in water for this review and were impressed with the jump in energy...imagine using the full packet. We did not experience any jitters or crash, either.
Web site: bHIP