How lucky am I? Look what SodaStream sent us for this review, we received a Genesis model,along with an assortment of soda, juice and water flavors! Wow! If you like saving money on soft drinks, and saving the environment from millions of bottles and cans, Soda Stream is for you. One of my readers will find out for themselves when they win a Fountain Jet – Soda Starter Kit ($99.95 rv).
SodaStream is the world’s largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems. Our brands are sold in over 50,000 retail stores in 42 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.
The advantages of SodaStream‘s Home Carbonation System include:
- Convenience: No need to carry heavy bottles from the store. The SodaStream system is simple to use and requires no batteries or electricity.
- Environmentally-Friendly: SodaStream is an “Active Green” solution that minimizes the huge eco-footprint caused by the manufacture, transport and waste of plastic bottles.
- Variety: SodaStream offers over 100 flavors to suit everyone’s taste. Regular, diet, natural, fruity flavors, ice tea, energy drinks, sport drinks, tonic and many more.
- Space Saver: No need to store bottles of beverages or empty bottles for recycling in your home.
- Personalization: Make drinks just the way you love them… more bubbles, less bubbles, sweeter or lighter, even create your own flavor!
- Family Fun: The system is quick and easy to use. It’s fun for everyone and kids just love it!
- Value for Money: Great savings compared to pre-packed carbonated water and beverages.
- Satisfaction Guaranteed: SodaStream drinks makers are of extremely high quality and include a money-back satisfaction guarantee.
And, they forgot to mention that it tastes good too! I’m a Diet Coke man, my Wife drinks Coke, my Daughter none of the above. And you know I’m frugal, so saving money appeals to me. Look at all of the varieties of soda flavors, it’s amazing!
We started out with what we knew, Cola and Diet Cola. The process is very easy, as long as you follow the directions. It takes about a minute to create a bottle of soda, from start to bubbly finish. What does it taste like? I would be able to pick out “real” Diet Coke from this one, but not because it’s better, just because it’s different (the same way that Diet Pepsi tastes different than Diet Coke). The carbonation was right on the mark, and the bottle held it’s bubbles as long as store bought soda does. Alina is super picky when it comes to her soda, so she was more critical of the regular Cola. She liked it more than any store brand she has tried, and thought the carbonation and flavoring was better than Pepsi. She also tried the Orange soda, and LOVED it!
There is a huge variety of flavors and categories to choose from, and they are adding new ones all the time. I appreciated the lack of Aspartame in the diet flavors, most name brand diet beverages can’t say that. We tried several of the flavors, some we liked more than others. At around $5 a bottle, you can try a lot of different flavors until you find the ones that are your favorites.
Another neat thing about SodaStream is that it’s totally portable. It uses no electric or batteries, so you can take it to the park for a picnic, or to the pool for some instant refreshment. How cool is that? It’s very light weight, and takes up almost no counter space.
And good for the environment? What do you think?
If you have a Bed Bath & Beyond near you, they seem to offer the biggest variety of supplies, or check your favorite retailer from the list below. And of course you can order directly from SodaStream.
Are you ready to win a SodaStream for yourself? Here is what the winner gets:
-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
To enter, follow the directions on the RaffleCopter form below. All winning entries will be validated, so please follow through with what you click, to avoid having your winning entry disqualified. Available to a winner in the Continental US only. The winner will have 48 hours to reply to the email sent to them, or another winner will be selected.