It's been awhile since I've been able to visit. I certainly have missed seeing everyone At the Fence. I have another product to share today. It is the Sodastream Soda Home Soda Maker. We were all excited when we heard about this item. Imagine being able to make your own soda at home. We received the Starter Kit; the Soda Maker, a CO2 cylinder, with several different bottles of syrup, Cola, Lemon Iced Tea, Diet Cola, Orange Mango, Diet Pink Grapefruit, Ginger Ale, etc. They also included Orange, Citrus and Berry to make flavored water.
After opening the kit, we attached the CO2 cylinder. Once you have done this and closed the cover you can begin experimenting with the flavors. We decided to do Cola first. You fill one of your two re-usable bottles with water. Place in your refrigerator until cold. You place it in position with the little rubber hose inside the bottle and screw onto the soda machine. With the press of a button you add carbonation to your water. You use small pushes until it is all the way down. We experimented and used 3 pushes. You do need to let the button up between pushes. You can adjust the carbonation to your personal taste. You then remove the bottle and add your choice of flavoring. We added one cap full. Once again you can adjust to your own preference. We are going to try flavored sparkling water next!
How handy to have your own Soda Maker. You can treat your family to a variety of flavors, without high-fructose corn syrup or Aspartame. And you re-use the bottles, so no more plastic bottles to dispose of, no cans to re-cycle. So, you are helping the environment too.
A bottle of syrup makes 12 liters (33 cans) of soda. The cost works out to about 25 cents per 12 ounce can. And it is better for you! They have over 30 flavors available, so you are sure to find one you like. The Soda Maker I received starts at $99 and the bottles of syrup run $4.99-$6.99. You can purchase a 3 pack for flavored water for $9.99. They even have some recipes on their site. If you are interested in purchasing a Sodastream Soda Maker visit their website here.
The chart below is from the Sodastream website.
|SodaStream Lemon Lime||36||9g||9g||25mg||0mg|
All SodaStream regular sodamix uses a mixture of Splenda® and sugar. Diet flavors are sugar-free, sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener. Comparison is based on 8 fl. oz. serving size (0.34 fl. oz. of SodaStream sodamix per 8 fl. oz. of water).
Sodastream has offered a Soda Maker just like mine for giveaway. Each of you now has a chance to win a Sodastream Soda Maker of your own. Let's go!
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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this review. I did receive a starter kit for review purposes. All quotes are taken from the Sodastream Website. All thoughts and opinions are mine.