Monday, December 8, 2008

Review: Adina Natural Highs Coffee Energy Drink

Like most people, I tend to drag a little in the afternoon and although I love coffee, I'm reluctant to grab a calorie-laden frappacino because it just results in a mid-day crash-and-burn. So when the folks at Adina for Life sent me a package of their new all-natural coffee drink, "Natural Highs™", I was admittedly a little skeptical.

Boy was I wrong! Take the caffiene kick from organic fair trade coffee combined with all-natural ingredients to get a refreshing energy boost. Each eight ounce serving is jam-packed with antioxidants on par with four servings of fruit. So it's natural, healthy, and energetic...but is it good?

My husband and I tasted each flavor (Hazelnut Hook Up, Double XXpresso, Vanilla Nut Case, Mocha Madness, and Caramel Kick). The verdict? Thumbs up! These energy drinks are slightly sweet with a light coffee flavor. To borrow from wine tasting, it has a nice "finish". No strange aftertaste thanks to the fact that it contains no artificial ingredients or chemical additives. Plus, you get an energy boost without the sugar crash an hour later.

We love that the company uses fair trade organic coffee, which supports a better life for farming families in Columbia. In fact, we liked Natural Highs so much that we've already gone to Whole Foods twice in the last few weeks to stock up on four-packs.

It looks like the team at Adina have a champ on their hands. And no surprise, as the team is comprised of a winning combination of entreprenuers from Odwalla (all natural juices), SoBe (energy drinks), and Peet's Coffee.

Want to try Adina Natural Highs? Buy it now at your local Whole Foods Market. Or enter to win a free four pack of Mocha Madness (my fave). Just leave a comment and let me know why you want to try Adina Natural Highs. But hurry! This giveaway ends December 15, 2008 at 11:59 PM (PST). One lucky winner will be announced here and notified via email so be sure to leave your email address in your comment. View our contest rules for more info.