WANT: HIJINKS Energy Mixer

By: Colby Scott

I fully embrace my gay vanity. I admit it. I like having a gym body. The only problem is that I like having a successful writing career, which means a lot of time is spent working. And when most of your time is spent hunting down articles and trying to meet deadlines, it's hard to find the motivation to hit the gym. I'm just plain exhausted by the end of a work day.

Making matters worse? I hate coffee, Redbull gives me gitters, and the last time I took one of those five hour energy shots (that taste like battery acid, BTW) my skin tingled and I thought I was going to have a heart attack.

It's not that I'm a delicate flower, but...

Anyway, my editor got in HIJINKS: The Energy Mixer and offered me the set to see if I would like them. Honestly, I was nervous—the small bottle reminded me of the nasty, tingly, shaky bottles I'd already tried—but these are completely different.

Here's why...

CRW_9784 HIJINKS: The Energy Mixer is an unflavored energy liquid that you add to any beverage in order to turn it into an energy drink. I poured it into my bottle of sugar-free lemonade (I don't like drinking plain water) and tried it at the gym. I only tasted the drink itself, not the supplement, and I didn't get the jitters.

The same thing happened the next day while working from home. I got the 3:00 PM sleepy face and normally I'd have a Diet Coke. Since I needed an extra boost I used HIJINKS in the soda. There wasn't any change in the flavor, but I perked right up within about 20 minutes.

Some fast facts:
•200 mg of caffeine (an 8 oz. Starbucks coffee has 180 mg caffeine)
•Only 10 calories per 1.1 ounce serving
•It's a blend of taurine, caffeine, inositol, glucuronolactone, and L-carnitine
•HIJINKS can be poured into juices, sodas, water, smoothies, etc.

A single serving bottle of HIJINKS sells for $2.99 at health food stores, or you can get a 4-bottle set for $9.99, and a 16-bottle set for $35.00 at www.hijinksenergy.com.

I have one bottle left. I wonder what a vodka/cranberry and HIJINKS will taste like.