I know a lot of Sarah Scoop readers are also soda lovers, so I am really excited to let you know that I had the chance to test out a home soda maker. The wonderful people at Soda Stream sent me a soda maker to try out. Though, I must admit I am not much of a soda drinker, however the soda stream created some refreshing and delicious drinks. I actually preferred the soda maker taste over real pop. 🙂 Though, my friends and family said it tasted the same.
Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you’ll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any decor.
There were many things I loved about the soda maker. One was how easy it was to use the Soda Maker. I also really like that it is great for the environment. By using the soda maker and making your soda at home you highly reduce the amount of aluminum and plastic that is often thrown right into the trash. Its always a little treat when you can do something that is eco friendly. I also really liked the variety of flavors you can make. I really like the flavored water option. I think my favorite was the orange pop, it taste just like the real thing, but better. 😉
The soda stream is so easy to use and convenient. You simply use your tap water, put the bottle on the soda maker and turn it on. When you do this the soda stream carbonates the water. Then you simply add your chosen flavor and poof you have your own delicious soda. Its great because you decide how much flavor you want by adding a little or a lot. Typically one cap full works perfect. On average a Soda Stream carbonator makes 60 to 110 liters, which is about 70 or 310 aluminum cans. Talk about helping to make positive change for the Earth. Again, being eco-friendly when your carbonator wears out you can recycle it at your local Soda Stream seller.
Accorinding to SodaStream.com, “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.
If you are a soda drinker, you defenitly need a sodastream. It will save you so much money. Think about if you purchase one soda a day, that really adds up. With the SodaStream you can simply make your favorite flavor, put it in the refridgerator and drink it all week long. The SodaStream is super fun and easy to use. The flavors are really tasty and the final product makes for a refreshing treat. 🙂 The Soda Stream Home Soda Maker line ranges in price from $79.95 to $199.95, with the soda flavors averaging around $4.99 each. Check out all of the taste and nutrition information here. They are available at Soda Stream and your local retailers including all of your favorite big box stores.
Giveaway includes a Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-Up Kit ($99.95) It 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 winners choice