Hello! Some of you that follow me on Facebook know that a couple of weeks ago I received a Soda Stream and have been gleefully testing it out! Well the time has come for the official Soda Stream review and giveaway on Beautiful Giveaways. (Follow the link to go directly to the giveaway–keep reading for the full review!)
It felt like Christmas morning when Nate and I opened the Soda Stream! I joked that I was going to return all his gifts and just let the Soda Stream be his Christmas present he was so excited!
If you are not familiar with Soda Stream it is basically a make-at-home-pop machines! You first make carbonated water and then you add flavoring to create different varieties of soda! They have all the standard soda flavors—Coke, Diet Coke, Root Beer, Sprite, Dr. Pepper. And they also have lots of unique flavors—Pink Grapefruit, Cranberry, Raspberry, an energy drink, sparkling teas and more! Not only did we get the Soda Stream, but we also got a TON of the flavoring syrups!
Most of the flavorings are made with no high fructose corn syrup too, so they are a great alternative to regular pop and “designer sodas” which are quite pricey. The Soda Stream pop also has less calories than regular soda—generally about a third of the calories of regular soda! Pretty impressive! And because you are not using plastic bottles you are being kind to the earth. Lower calories + earth love = double win!
The soda stream is also economical. The model we received retails for approximately $80 (I just saw it at Meijjer for that price) and each flavoring ranges in price from 4.99-9.99 and makes between 12-25 liters of soda. That averages out to $.50 a liter for a custom, lower-calorie soda you make in your own home!
How hard is it to make the soda? Well not really hard at all! Check out the video below for some family fun soda-making!
If you’re thinking “This all sounds great, but how does it actually taste good?” I can give you a VERY affirmative yes! We sampled a wide variety of flavors and they were all very good! Now, if you are a big “Coke” or “Pepsi” person you probably will not be satisfied because these at home sodas are not going to recreate an exact “Coke” taste. But if you don’t mind off brand sodas or like a lot of specialty sodas, you will love the taste and quality of Soda Stream!
Overall we really like the pop the Soda Stream produced, loved that we can customize our own drinks, and enjoyed the reduction of calories, artificial ingredients, and environmental impact of Soda Stream pop!
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If you could create any kind of custom flavor of soda what would you create?