Erin at SodaStream allowed me to review this awesome soda maker and I love it! What a wonderful way to make your own soda at home and save money while doing so.
The SodaStream that I reviewed came with 2 empty and reusable bottles, 6 bottles of delicious flavored syrups, a bottle of carbonated water, and the SodaStream machine. Making your favorite soda, flavored sparkling water or energy drink is simple, with SodaStream's wide variety of over 30 sodamix syrups including dozens of regular, diet and caffeine-free options. Flavors include classics like cola, lemon-lime, and root beer...Exotic fruit flavors like orange mango and diet pink grapefruit...Energy drink, sparkling iced teas and cocktail mixers. Each bottle of sodamix makes about 12 liters of soda (about 33 cans!) for around 25 cents per 12-ounce can.
My daughter is a Diet Coke addict and she said she could not tell the difference between the homemade soda and the store bought kind.
I myself loved the Dr.Pepper taste alike.
Making the sodas are so simple. Just follow the instructions that are enclosed with the machine and after you make the first bottle you will be able to do it in a matter of minutes.
When the carbonated water is empty all you have to do is simply return the empty bottle online to SodaStream and the cylinder to be cleaned, inspected, refilled and reused. Carbonators may be exchanged online, or at select SodaStream authorized retailers.
My granddaughter pictured here really loved the Coke Zero. She never knew it was a sugar free drink and wants some every time she visits.
To buy more syrup, carbonated water, or replacement pieces you can visit SodaStream's website online for the closest retail store that sells all this or visit any of the stores listed below:
Bed Bath Beyond
and a few more.
SodaStream: Better than recycling
How Does SodaStream Help the Environment?
SodaStream is an "Active Green" product, meaning that consumers are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. (This differs from "Passive Green" products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.)
Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes.
Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).
According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.
Using your own home carbonation system means:
•Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.
I would really recommend every home owning a SodaStream Soda Maker. It is a money saver, great for the environment, easy to use, and most of all the soda's are great tasting!
Thanks to Erin for allowing me to review this product!
I was not compensated for reviewing for SodaStream except for receiving my own soda maker.
The opinion of this review is strictly my own.