Energy

LUNA Cookie

The LUNA line is the creation of Clif Bar & Company, a well-known manufacturer of organic, whole grain energy bars.  LUNA products (LUNA Bar, LUNA Sunrise, LUNA Sport and LUNA Cookie) target the women’s nutrition market, and are fortified with nutrients such as folic acid, calcium and vitamin D. LUNA Cookies are designed to be chewy, like a soft-baked cookie, rather than crisp, like the better-known LUNA Bars.  They come in...

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Celsius

Celsius is a thermogenic soft drink introduced to the market in 2005.  According to the company, it was designed as a “healthier alternative” to energy drinks, sodas, coffee drinks, etc.  The 12 oz. drinks are fortified with a range of vitamins, minerals and nutraceuticals and come in seven different flavors: Cola, Orange, Wild Berry, Ginger Ale, Lemon Lime, Raspberry Acai and Peach Mango. Manufacturer’s Description:...

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Lean Body Double-Dipped Hi-Protein Energy Bars

Lean Body Double-Dipped Hi-Protein Energy Bars are made by Labrada Nutrition: a company well-known to the bodybuilding world. The company was founded by Lee Labrada, who holds 22 professional bodybuilding titles, including the IFBB “Mr. Universe.” The bars are part of the larger “Lean Body” line of meal replacements and functional food products aimed at the fitness market.  They come in four flavors: Chocolate Rocky Road Crunch,...

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Sugar Free Red Bull Energy Drink

So who hasn’t heard of Red Bull?  From the time it was first rolled out in 1987, it’s spawned a legion of imitators, detractors and devotees.  The company is still going strong with only three basic products: Red Bull Cola, Red Bull Energy Shot and Red Bull Energy Drink.  The latter comes in regular and sugar-free versions. Manufacturer’s Description: Red Bull® Energy Drink is a functional beverage with a special...

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Cranergy Energy Juice Drink

Cranergy Energy Juice Drink is made by Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc. – a familar name to most.  Ocean Spray is a grower’s cooperative, similar to Sunkist and Blue Diamond, created to market their own processed products.  Sales of Ocean Spray’s products have been buoyed by recent research demonstrating a variety of health benefits associated with cranberry consumption, so it’s probably natural to see the company...

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Balance Gold Nutrition Energy Bars

Balance Bars are based on the macronutrient ratio popularized by Barry Sears in the Zone Diet: 40% carbohydrate, 30% protein, 30% fat.  Now manufactured by Kraft Foods, they come in a range of 4 different types: Original, Balance Bare, Pure, Carb Well and Gold.  There are 4 Gold bar flavors: Caramel Nut Blast, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Chocolate Mint Cookie Crunch and Triple Chocolate Chaos. Manufacturer’s Description: Lasting...

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