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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Soda Stream Review and Giveaway *US ONLY!*

Today I am going to tell you about Soda Stream.

I was provided a Genesis model with a BUNCH of different kinds of soda to try out.  I was actually VERY surprised when I opened the box and found all the goodies inside.

Everything I received for review
Everything that comes with the soda maker: the maker, the carbonator, two bottles, and two caps
I am going to admit, that I have been reading Soda Stream reviews for a while now, and I have been wondering if it was worth the upfront cost.  Now that I have waited over a year and am finally now using it, I am KICKING myself in the head for not getting one sooner!!!!  Most everyone on this blog is all about being more environmentally friendly, right?  Well, talk about being environmentally friendly!!!!  Not only are the bottles that you get with the starter kit reusable, the Soda Stream does not use any kind of power!!!  That is right, no electricity or batteries needed!  Oh, I love being environmentally friendly!  Also, this is GREAT for the pocketbook.  Let me break it down for you.  One bottle of mix makes 12 liters, which is 6 two litters.  To buy that in bottles it would cost you $9 (using the average amount of $1.50 for a 2 liter of soda here).  To buy that in a Soda Stream mix, it would cost you $4.99!  Having a big party?  Get friends to save up 2 liter bottles for you.  Use the Soda Stream and 3-4 bottles of mix (and having some of that mix left over!!!) to make soda for the party!  Watch your savings pile up as you use your Soda Stream more and more!

Water being carbonized

Water with soda mix in it
Not only is the Soda Stream all that, it is even more!  I will tell you that I seriously enjoyed making soda using this!  I was giggling so much on the phone with my Grandma when I was trying to make my first batch. Not only that, it is SIMPLE.  All you do is fill the bottle up with chilled water to the fill line, attach it, carbonize it, put the mix in, shake it, serve.  It seriously takes maybe 30 seconds!  I have to admit, the first time you are using a new carbonized bottle though, it may take a few presses on the button to get it flowing.  Once it did start coming out (about 4-5 presses later) it scared the living crap out of me because I had my ear right up to the machine waiting to hear the hiss....I figured it would be a small hiss....it's not haha....jokes on me!!!

An amazing amount of mixes that Soda Stream offers

Even naturally flavored things, or just regular sodas!

What a sample pack  loos like and the sizes of the sample pack mixers

They even offer water flavorings!

So, Soda Stream doesn't only provide soda mixes.  You can find almost EVERYTHING you could ever imagine!  Soda, naturally flavored soda, sparkling water, anything!

Comparing Diet Cola mix from Soda Stream to Diet Coke

Comparing Energy Drink mix from Soda Stream to Rockstar Energy Drinks

Anyways...I decided to try the two flavors that these parents can not live without first, Diet Cola and Energy drinks!  I decided to take out a bottle of Diet Coke (mmm, my fav) and a Rockstar Energy Drink (mmmm, so good again!).  I decided to compare the two.  And let me tell you, the Diet Cola from Soda Stream tasted EXACTLY like the Diet Coke!!!  And even better, the Energy drink tasted JUST like the Rockstar!!!  You seriously can NOT tell the difference!

So, what can be better than a machine that saves you money, is eco-friendly, is fast and easy to use, and taste just like the leading brands?  I don't know...I can't find anything else to possibly compare this machine to!  It is just wonderful!

Now, thanks to the wonderful people at Soda Stream, you also have a chance to win!!!  Here is what you can win:




Giveaway package is a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit  ($99.95) http://www.sodastreamusa.com/Fountain-Jet-Soda-Starter-Kit-P184.aspxIt includes:

-          Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
-          1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
-          Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
-          Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
-          3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice


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61 comments:

  1. I learned that Soda Stream's flavors have FAR fewer calories that regular soda.

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  2. There are many natural flavors that I didn't know about!

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  3. There are a ton of flavors- more then i knew about. i checked them out when they first came out and there was mainly just soda mixes

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  4. learned that it is eco friendly

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  5. i learned that they have water flavorings... cool

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  6. I am so happy to learn their Diet Coke taste just like the brand name version. I was happy to learn on their site that they have a Diet Dr. Pepper comparison and are coming out with Crystal Light versions.

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  7. i learned each soda mix bottle makes 12 liters of soda

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  9. I learned their flavors have fewer calories than regular soda!Awesome giveaway!

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  10. ilearned i would really like to try this

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  11. I learned that the it doesn't use any power to make soda!

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  12. it costs less than buying in the long run, and better for you!

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  13. They have a lot of really interesting flavors that I would love to try.

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  14. I learned that it's eco-friendly.

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  15. I learned that it doesn't use any powder! how neat!

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  17. I learned that they have more than just sodas, they also have sparling fruit drinks, teas, and crystal light type drinks.

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  18. Their sodas are better for you then regular canned soda

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  19. I was surprised by how many diet flavors there were!

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  20. there are alot of flavers to choose from not just regular cola flaver

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  21. no electricity or batteries needed!!!! sja106@yahoo.com

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  22. love the fact you can turn tap water in sparkling water

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    I learned that their flavors taste like brand name ones--I would not have expected that!

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  24. I love that it is so green and that they are going head to head with Cocacola!

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  25. I learned that Soda Stream is sponsoring a virtual cage challenge on FB. Check it out.
    They offer over 60 flavors of syrup and even offer recipes on their site including Hawaiian Chicken and Ginger Salmon. Recipes also include"Diet Creations", low calorie diet drinks.

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  26. I learned that there is less sugar in their sodas which is awesome!

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  27. If this has less sugar than store bought soda, I won't feel so bad if my daughter drinks it. :)

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  28. I learned that they have energy drinks!

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  29. They eliminate waste and help aid in recycling.

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  30. I learned that it uses no electricity and the bottle can be reused for up to 2 years.
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  31. They have a ton of flavors, and not just soda!

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  32. I learned that you can buy the soda at stores such as target and walmart

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  33. Didn[t realize it was so easy to come by- or that diet was included.

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  34. Cindy B (on rc/fb) ~ learned that the carbonating bottle is reusable for up to 3 years ~ what an impact on the environment

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  35. I drink diet Coke day & night; maybe I should invest in one of these machines.

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  36. I need this machine with some diet Coke.

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  37. fewer calories than regular soda

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  38. I learned that one SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans!

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  39. I learned one bottle of mix makes 12 liters.

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  40. I learned that it doesn't use electricity.

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  41. I have learnt that it helps to eliminate waste and help aid in recycling.

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  42. I want to try them all but if I have to choose one then it would be cola

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  43. Less calories that the originals and saves A LOT of plastic and aluminum!

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  44. I learned that it's eco friendly! =)

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  45. micheal dale grimJuly 25, 2012 at 8:16 AM

    i learned they have a huge variety of different flavors to choose from!!

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  46. learned that they have the awesome reusable bottle that saves from buying all the plastic

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  47. I learned that Soda Stream has saved the use of over 1 billion plastic bottles!

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  48. I had no idea that it didn't use any power -- I always assumed it was plugged in!!

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