We liked the "old Days" on PEI when "energy" drinks and canned soda weren't available. Times change and in our profit driven society it was no surprise that the soft drink manufacturers strong armed the Province into changing the law to allow sales and distribution of their latest products.
What results is a weird offshoot of the whole unregulated "food as medicine" nightmare.
Check this story out before you pick up a "health" drink at your local Gas/Food Mart:
CORRECTION: I posted "soda" in reference to canned soft drinks. In PEI, the term is "pop". Sorry, "soda" is what we call "pop" in the southwest.