26 June 2010

SodaStream - The Review

My Dear Friends,

SodaStream gave me a Jet home soda machine to review, along with one carbonator, 8 soda flavors & one sparkling water flavor.  I am in love.  I was talking to a friend about it and I compared it to the joy I got from playing with an Easy Bake oven as a child.  I can MAKE SODA in my own home...that's incredible. 

The Jet soda maker comes in a range of bi-colored machines specially created to the colored pallet of any modern kitchen. Among the Jet features are: automatic access gas release mechanism, fits extra large carbonators - optional 100 liter aluminum cylinder, minimal space usage, customized carbonation level and easy to clean drip tray.
SodaStream features four different machines that you can buy, as well as over thirty flavors (including caffeine free, diet & regular flavors) to mix and make your own delicious drinks!   Also available are energy drink mix & sparkling water flavors!  Each bottle of soda mix makes about 12 liters of soda (about 33 cans!) for around 25 cents per 12-ounce can.

Calories Carbs Sugar Sodium Caffeine

Pepsi® 100 27g 27g 25mg 25mg
Coca-Cola® 100 27g 27g 35mg 23mg
SodaStream Cola 34 9g 9g 2mg 15mg

7-UP® 100 26g 26g 50mg 0mg
Sprite® 100 26g 26g 45mg 0mg
SodaStream Lemon Lime 36 9g 9g 25mg 0mg

You can buy different sizes of carbonators and bottles.  Carbonators are available in two sizes, to make up to 60 or 110 liters of soda or sparkling water per carbonator & can be recycled.  When empty, SodaStream takes back the cylinder to be cleaned, inspected, refilled and reused. Carbonators may be exchanged online, or at select SodaStream authorized retailers. 

Bottles are specially designed, high pressure-resistant bottles for use with your machine.  The PET carbonating bottles are BPA-free and may be reused for up to 2 years.  Every SodaStream bottle and carafe comes with a fizz-preserving cap that helps to keep drinks fresh and fizzy longer than store-bought bottles.

SodaStream is environmentally friendly. 
"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."

The SodaStream Jet is so easy to use. 

Here's how it works:
Step 1 - Fill bottle with tap water to fill line.
Step 2 - Screw bottle into machine.
Step 3 - Press carbinator button until you hear a buzz.  Buzz three times for best flavor.
Step 4 - Unscrew bottle from machine.
Step 5 - Add capful of desired flavor and screw on lid.
Step 6 - Gently shake to mix flavor.
Step 7 - ENJOY!

It's that simple!  I love my machine and will use it frequently.  I haven't bought soda in a month!  I even bought a Coke Zero flavor from their store, and now I make my boyfriend his favorite soda!  SodaStream saves you money!  Buy one today!

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 *I received no monetary compensation for this review, but SodaStream did give me the product mentioned in the above post for free.  This review is my opinion only.


Sarah (Buzz) said...

Very cool!!!

The Suburban Princess said...

I am still continuing to follow you! And I think I would possibly consider breaking my Blog Rule #3 if it meant that I could get a free soda making machine.

I am a soda junkie. It would probably be worth selling out for. ;)

Niki said...

Hey! Yeah my pictures are done at the UofA campus! Do you go to school there?!

The Suburban Princess said...

I wasn't saying that you were selling out. I am only speaking about my own blog and I feel that I would be selling out if I let anyone or anything else influence the content of my blog.

I find your blog to be quite informative. We just have different niches in the blogosphere. That's all. :)