Frequently Asked Questions
What is kolanut fruit?
Kolanut fruit is a caffeine and antioxidant-rich seedling from West Africa that is an excellent alternative to traditional sources of caffeine. Thanks to its unique biological makeup of caffeine, theobromine and polyphenols, the kolanut fruit provides sustained energy, mood enhancement, and focus without feeling a crash.
When used as a key ingredient as it is in Bissy energy drinks, kolanut offers as much caffeine as coffee and twice the theobromine of green tea per serving.
What are polyphenols and theobromine?
Polyphenols are a type of antioxidant, which help protect the body against oxidative stress. This protective effect is essential to healthy aging and helps reduce the risks of various forms of illness.
Theobromine is a naturally occurring compound found in cacao plants, tea leaves and kolanut. Theobromine also blocks adenosine receptors. These usually trigger hormones that can increase blood pressure, but theobromine acts to block this. While increasing energy levels, theobromine is also known for its relaxing and mood enhancing effects.
What does Bissy mean?
Bissy is a colloquial Jamaican term for "kolanut". For the Jamaicans, it is a term of immense cultural importance. As a company, Bissy Energy is committed to sharing the story of kolanut's use throughout the West African diaspora, which carries rich cultural heritage with the global community.
What makes your energy drinks plant-based & healthy?
Ultra healthy! We derive our energy from the kolanut fruit which is rich with caffeine and theobromine. In addition, we use all natural ingredients like vanilla, ginger, clove and cinnamon to create a blend that is rich with antioxidants and low in calories (25). With only 6 grams of natural dark brown sugar per bottle, you will minimize your daily sugar intake and keep busy around the clock!
Will the Royal Kolanut Fruit energy drink make me jittery?
Far from it! Bissy natural energy drinks were developed to provide you with a clean, cozy energy boost. The caffeine and theobromine, derived from kolanut fruit, pairs with the rich antioxidants from our other ingredients to deliver a smooth and cheerful experience. You can get back to work feeling assured that your energy will last throughout the day.
What are your energy drink flavors?
For the energy drinks, we currently only offer the Royal Kolanut Fruit flavor. It’s fair to say that this is our most popular option :)
What is your Money-Back Guarantee?
If you genuinely don't love your Bissy natural energy drinks, we will refund your entire order, no questions asked. (We're that confident you'll love them.) We understand some people are hesitant to order snacks and beverages without first sampling them. That's why, if you don't like them, we send your money right back.
Do we ship outside the US & Canada?
Unfortunately we are only able to ship within the US and Canada for now, but we are working to expand to more countries soon!
Why does my shipment have an Amazon logo?
To provide more expedited shipping services, we occasionally ship boxes with Amazon. Because of that, some orders will come in boxes marked with Amazon tape or logos. Is Amazon brewing your energy blend? Not at all! We're just using them to deliver your drinks ASAP.
I'm ordering for my office. What should I do?
We would love to tell you more about our office ordering program. Please reach out to us here!
Are Bissy natural energy drinks 100% vegan?
You bet! Our natural energy drinks use plant based ingredients. In addition, they are inherently gluten free, soy free and dairy free.
How many net carbs are in the Royal Kolanut Fruit energy drink?
The Royal Kolanut Fruit energy drink contains 6 net carbs per bottle, derived from added natural dark brown sugar. Net carbs are the total carbohydrates minus the total fiber and sugar alcohols.
Do you ship wholesale?
Quick answer: yes! We are passionate about sharing the power of Kolanut Fruit with as many customers as possible. Please reach out to us here and we will work with you to get this in your customers hands.
I received a message that my order was delivered but nothing was in the mailbox. What’s up with that?
We are sorry to hear that! Occasionally, the USPS package tracker says it has confirmed delivery before it's actually been delivered. If the package doesn't show up after two days, please reach out to let us know and we will fix the situation.
What is the shelf life of the energy drinks?
The shelf life is 12 months.
Did we answer all your questions?
We pride ourselves in putting our customers and farmers first and foremost. If we covered all your questions, you can head back to our product page to continue shopping. Otherwise, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us here and we will get back to you as soon as possible.