Hawaiian Ola Sparkling Noni

  • Caffeine Amount
    150 mg
  • Caffeine strength
    HIGH
  • Calories
    105
  • Serving size
    Hawaiian Ola Sparkling Noni
    11.5 fl oz can
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Hawaiian OLA Sparkling Energy Drink is a Yerba Maté and Noni based organic carbonated beverage distributed by Dragononi INC.

Caffeine comes from the mate and green tea extract.

We were sent some samples of OLA's whole line of energy drinks to review. 

Hawaiian OLA Energy Drink Review

We reviewed their energy shot a few years ago and really liked it, so when the company emailed about their new energy drinks, I was excited to give them a try.

But, then I tasted the Hawaiian OLA Sparkling Energy Drinks.....

Taste

Their are 4 flavors of Sparkling Noni and here's how each tasted.

Ginger Turmeric: Yuck.. I’m a huge ginger fan and a huge curry fan but the turmeric ginger combination just didn’t work. Plus it had a really bitter aftertaste. Not to mention the orange sludge at the bottom of the can even after "gently shaking" was a huge turn off. 

Beet Punch: This one was a little better but still had a bitter aftertaste. This drink needs to be a tad sweeter I think.

Pineapple Punch: This flavor had a nice pineapple flavor but still could have been a tad sweeter. This didn’t have the bitter aftertaste of the last two, but it was still detectable.

Lemon lime: This flavor had the sourness of the lemon and lime and the bitterness of the other ingredients and was just not enjoyable.

Overall, I like the concept of these drinks i.e. organic, all natural, the use of noni, fruit juice, honey, yerba mate, low sugar etc. but the flavor profiles need a lot of work.

I don’t like overly sweet beverages, but none of these had enough sweetness for me and some flavors were very unappealing. I just don’t see them being embraced by a wide enough audience to make them viable.

It’s a shame because I really enjoyed the Hawaiian Ola Energy Shots made by the same company, but these drinks are just not delicious.

Energy Effect?

As for the perceived energy effect, I imagine with 150 mg of caffeine it would have been pretty decent, but I honestly couldn't stomach more than a couple sips of each flavor.

Hawaiian OLA Energy Drinks are for healthy adults only and not suitable for children. 

Ingredients in Hawaiian Ola Sparkling Noni

Pineapple Punch: Sparkling Water, Organic Hawaiian Noni Juice, Organic Pineapple Juice, Organic Hawaiian Honey, Organic Lemon Juice, Organic Yerba Mate Extract, Organic Lime Flavor, Organic Pineapple Flavor, Organic Green Tea Extract, Hawaiian Sea Salt (electrolytes), Organic Stevia, Niacin.

Includes 26 grams of sugar (per 11.5 ounces) for a total of 105 calories.

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Compared to Other Items

Hawaiian Ola Sparkling Noni contains 13.04 mg of caffeine per fl oz (44.11 mg per 100 ml). A 11.5 fl oz can has a total of 150 mg of caffeine.

Total Caffeine (mg)

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Sources

https://www.hawaiianola.com/ and the cans
Other references. Last updated on 3 Mar 2021.
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