Beverages

SodaStream Review

6:23 AM

So, have you noticed how expensive it has been to fill your grocery cart these days? I have! Our grocery bill is usually $80-$90 a week, and we are just a family of four! I cannot imagine how much larger families pay...ouch! This is why I am into making my own baby food for my 10 month old. Those small stage 2 jars of baby food are $.65 EACH! I have really started to notice beverage prices creeping up too. Thankfully, we drink water and milk around here so that aisle of the grocery store is avoided on normal shopping trips! If you are looking for a more economic way to create yummy drinks for your family, I have a wonderful product to show you today!
SodaStream is a product that allows you to make and bottle your own soda! YAY! I hadn't heard of SodaStream until about a year ago, when a friend of mine did a review for one. What a novel idea! I have begun to see them around in different stores in my area and have always wondered how they work and just how good they are. I was thrilled with this opportunity to review the SodaStream!

Here is a bit more about SodaStream...


SodaStream is the world's largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems. Our brands are sold in over 40,000 retail stores in 41 countries including home & electrical appliance stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets, department stores, convenience stores, DIY, specialty and "green" stores, water specialists & dealers, as well as online and in catalogs.
Our long standing and deep heritage dates back to 1903, when we introduced innovative solutions to the beverage market. We continue to grow as market leaders in both technological advancements and the quality of our products.
The SodaStream system enables consumers to carbonate water and to flavor carbonated beverages at home as an alternative to purchasing pre-packed bottles or cans. This has many important benefits to the consumer including cost savings and no hassle with bottles.

SodaStream is super easy to use and creates some pretty great tasting beverages! For this review I was sent the Jet & Stream Drinks Maker. I was SO excited to be able to make my own soda!! :)
My first surprise came when I opened the box. NO POWER CORD?!? NO BATTERIES!?! WHAAT? This is soooo great! I can take my SodaStream with me on camping trips, to outdoor barbecues, parties...the options are endless! To me, this is the BEST feature of SodaStream.
Assemble of the SodaStream is effortless as well. All I had to do was pop off the back panel of my machine and screw in the carbon tank. Once that was done, I replaced the panel. Next, I filled the reusable bottle with cold water from my water filter in my fridge. Then, I inserted the bottle into the small white straw "thing" that protrudes from the SodaStream, and screwed the bottle into place.
Next, I pressed the button on the top of the SodaStream and listened for the "buzz". When I heard that noise, I noticed that there was high pressure carbon going into the water inside the bottle. That is all there is to it!
When it comes to adding flavor, SodaStream has alot of different syrups from which to choose. For this particular bottle of soda that I was making I chose to try the Cranberry Raspberry flavor. This is where my next surprise was found. I thought (silly me) that I would be putting a whole bottle of syrup into my bottle of carbonated water. But when I read the instructions, I found that I would only be using a CAP FULL...ahhhh! How great is that! Do you have any idea how long these bottles of syrup will last at that rate? Talk about convenient and economic! All you do is dump in the measured cap full after you have finished the carbonation process and then shake slightly to mix. That's it!
My soda turned out perfect! It didn't have too much carbonation (you can choose how much you want when making your soda) and was the perfect combination of sweet and slightly tart. I LOVED it...as did my family! :)
Along with the traditional syrups, I was also sent some of the My Water Flavor Essence. This is so cool because you can make flavored water, along with soda! I personally, LOVE flavored water and will really be loving this!

SodaStream Drinks Makers can be purchased at numerous retailers around the country. To find which location is nearest you, check SodaStream's website for a complete listing. A Fountain Jet like the on I received retails at $79.95, which isn't all that bad...considering the money you will save in the long run! Higher end SodaStream Drinks Makers retail anywhere from $99.95 to $199.95. So you definitely have some choices! :)

Keeping up with SodaStream is simple...you can find them on Twitter, and you can also "Like" them on Facebook.
So, in my opinion...SodaStream is definitely a unique and fun product! I really enjoyed using my SodaStream and found the whole process very simple and uncomplicated. The price is very reasonable and affordable...not to mention economic! The flavors are diverse and yummy, certainly formulated to please even the pickiest of palates!

Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I received a free SodaStream and Flavored Syrups for review purposes. All quotes are from the SodaStream Website or Email. All thought and opinions are 100% mine.

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7 comments

  1. That Cranberry raspberry flavor sounds yummy!That would be funny if you DID put the whole bottle in! It would be so strong. :)

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  2. being able to make your own flavor sounds like fun :)

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  3. I really want to try this. I used to drink a lot of soda. Now my hubby is really the only one that does since I only have it once in awhile.

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  4. I've seen these reviewed on some other blogs too, it is just interesting. everytime i see a review,I want to try it out!

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  5. I bought one a few weeks ago, its sensational! and when you need more gas you take your old gas bottle in and swap for a new one and the retailer will only charge for the gas! I think my favorite flavour so far is orange... it tastes better then Fanta and sunkist i recon

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  6. I love my Soda Stream! I don't know what I did before we got one. My favorite flavor is the Green Tea Pomagranate Peach! I will be posting my review of them shortly too.

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  7. This sounds amazing! I'm definitely adding this to my wishlist :-) Thanks for the review!

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