Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sodastream Review

 When I heard about the Sodastream, and making your own soda at home..... I had to find out more. 

After trying it out, we learned that....

1. The Sodastream is simple to set up, and make a liter of soda, flavored water, fruit drinks and more.

2. Sodastream soda's are healthier for you since they have less calories.

3. Using the Sodastream is better for the environment.

                                                                                Set up and Ease of Use
I was sent the Fountain Jet model in Black/Silver. You can attach the Carbonator in just a few seconds and it's ready to go. Very easy to set up! Since you do not need to use electricity, you can make your soda anywhere. We made ours on the kitchen table so the kiddos could see and help. Didn't really need much help because all you do is fill the Liter bottle up to the line. Then attach it to the machine, and pump the desired about of carbon into the water. We used 4-6 pumps because we love the fizz! The last thing is to add the flavor you desire. The whole process takes just under 3 minutes. Yes, I timed us just to see! =D

As far as taste goes.....Since they sent so many flavors I'm just going to tell you our top 4 flavors: Root Beer, Ginger Ale, Lemon Lime and Diet Pink Grapefruit. I know what you are probably thinking... Diet Pink Grapefruit?!!! :) My kiddos love the new carbonated juice drinks and this is very similiar. These were just our top 4, but we really did like them all. Now I will say since I drink a certain cola everyday.... I didn't like the Cola or Cola Free products as much, but my kiddos, brother in law, and hubby all drank them just fine.

Normally I do not let my kids drink a lot of soda, so they particularly loved this review! The reason I was okay with them having a glass of this a day is because Sodastream's flavors are healthier for you than regular soda!!! According to the Sodastream's website here is a breakdown comparing their soda to other brands.
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

 As you can see the SodaStream products have way less calories and sugar!!! 
 If you would like to see more of these breakdowns for their flavors including their flavored Teas, Energy Drinks, Crystal Light varietes, Country Time Lemonade and many more go HERE.

*Note Sodastream does NOT use aspartame or high-fructose corn syrup in any of their flavors.

 Environmental Benefits of Using the Sodastream

Just think about how many plastic bottles your family goes through for both water and sodas! I know we have been feeling really guilty about all those plastic 2 liter bottles that we go through each week. Using the Sodastream allows you to wash and reuse the liter bottles. 

Here's some information from Sodastream's website, "Using your own home carbonation system means:
  • Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
  • Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.
One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it."

My official opinion... =)
I highly recommend this product...not only for it's flavors and great taste, but also because it's a better option for the environment and your health! Sodastream really is a smarter way to enjoy soda!!!  I have checked around, and they carry Sodastream products at quite a few retail locations. You can, of course, also order them straight from Sodastream's website.

*I received the Soda Stream and the additional products to review for free. However, as always, all opinions {good or bad} are my own. If you would like more information please see my Disclosure Policy.


  1. Yum! We love our Sodastream! So glad our local Walmart started carrying this!

  2. Oh I want a Soda Stream so badly! I didn't realize how much healthier they are, I just tohught they were neat! I'm even MORE tempted to get one now!

  3. Would love to try one of these out :)!

  4. I love my Soda Stream, great review!

  5. I would love to try the soda stream. I do not like to purchase plastic bottles all the time.

  6. These look like so much fun. I would love to have a Soda Stream.

  7. I have always been interested in trying one of these out! It's good to know that it works well!

  8. I would love to try the Soda Stream especially since it's healthier and soda from the store is so strong for me since we don't have it that often.

  9. I would love to try Soda Steam because most sodas contain lots of sugar.

  10. I didn't realize that these were not as bad for you as regular soda. I do have to say the soda favorites did definitely surprise me.


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