Monday, September 24, 2012

Soda Stream Review and GIVEAWAY!

I love to drink soda. In fact, I probably drink more than I should, but that is nothing compared to how much my husband drinks. We used to buy 10 12 packs every WEEK, and only 1-2 were mine. 

That is not only tons of waste(packaging and such), but it it a lot to load onto the cart, into the car and into the house(then, to store in the pantry or refrigerator. Not to mention, they would take up so much room in the car that we could hardly fit our other groceries.

I had seen the Soda Stream on commercials, and I was instantly curious, but I had been skeptical that it would taste the same, or if it would cost more in the long run.

As the saying goes, seeing is believing, so I knew I had to try it out for myself. Well, I did, and I am not a Soda Steam Believer.

For anyone who has been living under a rock and has not heard of Soda Stream, it is a wonderful machine that uses CO2 canisters to turn water into soda right in your home. 


Using one of the many flavor syrups Soda Stream offers, you can duplicate(or improve on) any flavor you are used to drinking from national soda brands without spending so much money, wasting time shopping for it, carrying heavy 12 packs or 2 liters, taking up space in in your car, fridge or pantry, or having to deal with recycling(or *gasp* throwing away) the cans and cardboard packaging. 






And since the flavors will not go flat, you can keep as many as you want on hand so everyone will always have a choice of great flavors without having to buy a whole 12 pack at one or have a 2 liter go flat if not used right away. Now everyone can always have the flavor they love. No fighting, no waste.

Soda Stream offers regular and diet beverages, and even some sweetened with real sugar. They also offer flavors that other soda companies don't like Apple Mango ,  Black Currant Pear , Pink Grapefruit , and so many more.

Every flavor mix makes at least 25 servings(most make 50), so you are getting a huge value.

Every flavor I have tried so far is wonderful. So far I have had:


Cola Free
This is closest to the kind of soda I usually drink, and it is just as good in my opinion.

Naturally Sweetened Cola
Sweetened with real sugar this is a really good treat, if you are drinking regular calorie(not diet) soda anyway, I really recommend this. Taste much better than corn syrup flavored varieties.

Root Beer
This in my opinion is better that any Root Beer I have had before. The also make a diet version, but I have not tried that yet(plan to very soon).

Sparkling Naturals Black Currant Pear
I love this flavor. It is so refreshing, and such a nice change of pace from the same old same old soda flavors.

Sparkling Naturals Ginger Ale 
I am not the biggest fan of Ginger Ale in general, but this was very good in comparison to other Ginger Ale(maybe better than any I've tried). If you like Ginger Ale, I think you would love this.


Cranberry Raspberry
A nice bold and tangy flavor, but just the right amount of sweetness. A perfect flavor for those wanting a little something different. Also, the color is really nice. Would be great to maybe mix to make a cocktail or something.

Diet Pink Grapefruit
Citrus lovers, this is the flavor for you. Sweetly sour and oh so unique, this flavor has just the right amount of zing. The hot pink color of this is wonderful, and it is super for kids or pink themed events(Brest Cancer month would be the perfect occasion).

Diet Lemon Lime
Comparable to Diet Sprite. This flavor is just as good(not a huge fan of Sprite either, but I enjoy it occasionally).  Lemon-Lime soda fans, this is a great choice for you. You will not be disappointed.

I also tried MyWater Flavor Essence in three flavors: Orange, Raspberry and Lemon-Lime.
I love flavored water beverages, so I think these are really yummy. The Raspberry is my favorite. Nice light flavor for those not looking for full on soda but still want a bubbly drink.

My husband loves the Soda Stream just as much as I do, and he loves not carrying all the heavy 12 packs anymore. I love the extra space.

My 5 year old boy loves Soda Stream too, even though he does not drink soda. He always wants to help me make it, and calls it "magic potion". Everyone who has tried the Soda Stream has told me that they love it. From what I can tell Root Beer and Natural Cola are the 2 favorites(from the varieties I had).

If you are looking for a fun and practical gift this upcoming holiday season, I recommend the Soda Stream. I've already had several hints to that effect.

*Although I received this product at no charge for the purpose of this review, all opinions are my own and may differ from yours. I was not compensated for this review.*

48 comments :

  1. I want a Sodastream as that would be the best present I give my husband. Not to mention save me a ton on Soda thanks

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  2. I want a Sodastream for the same reasons, I don't like all the clutter in the pantry or in the fridge having cans just take up so much room.

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  3. I want a Sodastream because with 5 people in the house that each drink different flavors of soda, our fridge gets a little cluttered with cans. This would also help cut down on that amount of cans in the trash/recycle bin.

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  4. Nice giveaway! I've been curious about the Soda Stream for some time now.

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  5. I want a Sodastream because I love soda and this seems like a healthier more cost effective way to enjoy it!

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  6. I would love to win this because I think it would be a great alternative to all the money we spend on sodas in my house.

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  7. I'm a total soda freak, This would certainly help out if it's as good as you say!

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  8. I want a Soda Stream for the convenience of having soda any time I want it at home.
    kellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  9. I dont drink soda often but i would love to make my own and my fiance would go crazy over it.

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  10. would love this for my boyfriend for christmas, my fb is Michelle Trump and my email is tracietrump@yahoo.com

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  11. I'd love to be able to drink soda again without having to worry about what is REALLY in the drink! Your newest follower.
    Anissa from Chasing Hailey
    http://chasinghailey.blogspot.com/

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  12. I'd like it because it sounds like so much fun to make my own sodas!!
    chavonne.harvey@yahoo.com

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  13. I would love to create my own soda whenever I wanted AND know exactly what's in it!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  14. I would love to have this for a quick, healthier carbonated drink.

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  15. we don't drink a lot of soda because it is so expensive these days, and when we do drink it, it usually goes flat before we finish it. this would save us a ton of money.

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  16. I would love to have one to save money and create my own drinks!

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  17. seen it on the commericals and in store and been so curious bout it since then

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  18. I would like to win the soda machine because I have little ones that loves soda.Thank You for having this contest.

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  19. They make some really awesome flavors! And I'm sick of my husband always running to the store for soda!
    Marysa {at} marysa {dot} com

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  20. I want a soda stream because we have stopped drinking soda because of all the preservatives, but with soda stream we can get back to the real deal and I think it's sooo awesomely cool to make your own soda!

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  21. I want a soda stream to drink the natural flavors it has and because I spend over $150 a month on soda, waste lots of it because i do not like drinking it when it turns hot or watered down!

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  22. It would be a fun thing to make soda as a family. My parents enjoy diet sodas. We love club soda and carbonated waters and that would also be fun to make with the soda stream.

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  23. I think that this is the neatest thing.

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  24. I want it because i'd love for my husband and I to stop drinking so much Dr. Pepper! I'd like to try the Natural soda's that the soda stream offers, they'd be great for the kids too!

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  25. I want a Soda Stream to give to my dad for Christmas so hopefully he stops drinking regular soda, and tries to make his own carbonated water.

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  26. I would love one for my family cuz it is a healthier choice for my family :)

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  27. I'd love to win this so I can save money on soda and I also like that it is earth friendly!

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  28. I would love this for the money factor. We could save a ton of money and space

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  29. Our family drinks plenty of soda and it would be a money saver and also green

    truwinner@gmail.com

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  30. to save money on high cost soda I now buy, save the land fields from plastic bottles & cans, and most of all get the better taste in flavors at a lower cost in the Soda Stream Product. Thanks for the chance to win
    sewitupjulie@gmail.com

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  31. The Soda Stream makes perfect sense for us. It's just Hubz and me at home much of the time with lots of grandkid and family visits. It would be perfect to be able to keep all the favorites around without having to devote much space.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  32. Looks so Good with all those Flavors. Thank you. Jerri Davis

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  33. I love green tea & they have different kinds! Using one save's the land fields from many plastic bottles & cans.

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  34. My youngest LOVES anything carbonated, I want this so bad, he would be in Heaven!

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  35. To make fresh carbonated drinks w/o all the preservatives.

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  36. I want to win because I've been wanting one for a looooong time and I also like that I could save money on soda and I love that you can create your own drinks!
    lejn05 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I have been really wanting a Soda Stream for quite some time. I love drinking Red Bull and I am anxious to save some money by using the energy drink flavor with the soda stream. I hope I win, good luck to everyone!

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  38. I want to win it to save money. my faimly drinks ALOT of soda

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  39. it will save money, it will be healthier AND its a much greener alternative... and it looks fun!

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  40. this is such a nice and useful information for us...i appreciate urs word........Soda dispensing machine

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