Monday, February 1, 2010

Sodastream Review and Giveaway


I am here to tell you about a great product that I love having in my home. Sodastream is a soda maker for the home or office. This wonderful device not only makes soda, but it also makes sparkling ciders and carbonated waters. I love how easy it is to make them! All you do is fill the bottle that comes with the unit to the fill line with cold tap water, screw into soda maker, and push down the button on top until you hear a buzzing sound 3 times to carbonate. It doesn't take any electricity or batteries. If you want flavoring just add a cap full of the SodaMix flavors or a few drops of the MyWater Essence.

Also, you can do what I tried and found very tasty! I make my own sparkling juices... Pick out desired can of juice concentrate (my favorite we tried is 100% apple juice) chilled but completely thawed. Make 1 L bottle of carbonated water up to fill line. Pour 1/4 juice and 1/4 carbonated water in a cup or glass. Stir and drink. Pour remainder of juice concentrate into the bottle, cap and swirl gently. Store in fridge or drink right away.

I received the Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker in black and silver from Sodastream along with 1 60 liter Carbonator, 2 Carbonating Bottles, 9 SodaMix flavors - each bottle makes 12 liters of soda and 1 MyWater Essence Variety 3 Pack for free from Sodastream to try out, keep and review.

This soda maker can also fit the extra large 110 liter carbonators and has an easy to clean drip tray. I didn't pick the soda I received and got a lot of diet sodas. They were alright tasting though and my absolute favorite of the ones I tried was the diet grapefruit. In my opinion Sodastream's syrups could have been better tasting, but the carbonation at home did make them taste fresher and more refreshing. When my oldest son, Delbin, took his first taste of the energy soda we made with the Sodastream he exclaimed, "First of all, it makes my mouth come alive and also it clears out my nose!"...bubbles up the nose does feel funny, LOL!

The calories, carbs, sugar, sodium and caffeine in the SodaMix flavors rank less than regular sodas you would find in the stores. I love that I can control the amount of fizz that goes in to the water if I want and that I am saving the environment by not having to throw away empty cans or bottles. All I have to do is make a bottle of sparkling water to flavor as I please and then once it is all gone to rinse the bottle and air dry. Cleaning is that simple and I don't have trash to throw away because the bottles are reusable. Also, once the carbonator is empty Sodastream will refill it for you for less than the price to buy a new one.

Besides that I am not a real big fan of diet soda and that is primarily what I was given to try out, here are my only real dislikes about the Jet: once when I was pressing down the button my finger got caught in between it and the device...it left a small gash on my finger, my dog doesn't like the sound it makes while carbonating...he barks loudly at it like it hurts his ears and lastly the tilt to screw on the bottle is a bit awkward.

BUY IT:
This unit starts at $89.95 on up depending upon the kit you get with it and comes in red, black, or white. It will end up paying for itself if you drink a lot of soda or sparkling drinks. It is just 25 cents per the equivalent of a can of soda and 25 cents per liter of sparkling water. You also won't be paying anymore bottle deposits if you live in a bottle bill state. Just think of the all the money you'll be saving. You will also save on lugging, storing and disposing of cases of soda and / or sparkling water.

WIN IT:
Rob at Sodastream is letting one of my readers win a Fountain Jet starter kit with 4 SodaMix flavors.

Mandatory:
1. Leave a comment on this post of which 4 SodaMix syrups you would love to try out.

Additional entries:
1. Subscribe to my blog by email and let me know. (2 extra entries)

2. Become my fan on facebook. (1 extra entry)

3. Blog about this giveaway on your blog and provide me with the link. Make sure you have the link to this post and Sodastream in your blog entry or it won't count. (2 extra entries)

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6. List this giveaway on any giveaway listing website or blog and tell me where you listed it. (2 extra)

7. Add me on twitter and retweet this: @finamoon: @sodastreamusa WIN Sodastream Kit #giveaway http://bit.ly/d4ngtP (Daily Extras are Available)

8. Fan Sodastream on Facebook. (1 extra entry)

9. Follow Sodastream on Twitter. (1 extra entry)

Make sure you leave me your email in all posts so that I can contact you. This contest ends on Friday February 19, 2010 at midnight (GMT-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada). This Giveaway is open Worldwide if listed on their website!!

DISCLAIMER: I received the Fountain Jet Home Soda Maker in black and silver from Sodastream along with 1 60 liter Carbonator, 2 Carbonating Bottles, 9 SodaMix flavors - each bottle makes 12 liters of soda and 1 MyWater Essence Variety 3 Pack for free from Sodastream to try out, keep and review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

162 comments:

gahome2mom said...

I have heard many good things about this product. I think my family would prefer the Ginger Ale. They have many interesting flavors. Thanks.

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anthy said...

I'd love to try...root beer, cola, cranberry raspberry, and diet orange.

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Linda Kish said...

cranberry raspberry, cream, cola and Pete's choice

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purplelover04 said...

i love to try Pete's Choice,Orange. Lemon Lime and Ginger Ale


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andrea v said...

I like the diet pete's choice, diet fountain mist, diet ginger ale, cream soda

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denise said...

I would like to try the rootbeer, orange mango, creme, and diet cola flavors.

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justicecw said...

I would love to try root beer, ginger ale, cranberry raspberry and orange mango. Thanks for the chance! justicecw@hotmail.com

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victoria99 said...

The four flavors that I'd love to try are Grape, Cherry Cola, Orange, Creme Soda.

Great giveaway and here is my email just in case:
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aledol said...

Tea, lemonade, orange, grape

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amweeks said...

I'd love to try the: diet Cream Soda, Cream Soda, Orange, and Cola!

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GabbyLowe said...

Ginger Ale, Vanilla Soda, Orange Soda and Root Beer

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purplelover04 said...
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purplelover04 said...

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Jaime said...

I would pick
Diet Orange, Diet Cola, Diet Cream Soda and Diet Root Beer
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Jennifer T. said...

I'd most like to try the Diet Cranberry Raspberry, the Diet Cream Soda, the Diet Pink Grapefruit, and the Zero Cola.

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Jennifer T. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber. #1

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Jennifer T. said...

I'm an e-mail subscriber. #2

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Jennifer T. said...

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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

My favorite flavors are Diet Energy Drink, Diet Lemon Iced Tea, Diet Peach Iced Tea, and Zero Cola :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
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Candes said...

Cream soda is my favorite!

Amanda said...

I would like to try zero cola, rootbeer, lemon-lime, and orange mango.

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Amanda said...

I am an e-mail subscriber. #1

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Amanda said...

I am an e-mail subscriber. #2

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Amanda said...

I am a Facebook fan.

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Amanda said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted.
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Amanda said...

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anthy said...

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anthy said...

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anthy said...

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anthy said...

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Shawna said...

Cream soda!!