SodaStream – Home Soda Maker

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I admit,  I love soda and thinking about it, it plays a big part of why I have gained to much wait over the years.  Honestly, i can’t live in a day without drinking one even knowing some reports that carbonated beverage is not good for our body. I guess it was a part of my regular routine and it makes me relax when i’m tensed.  Just imagine that i can finish a 1,000 ml of Sprite when i’m stress.

But even knowing the facts that sodas are not healthy and we don’t know if the process of bottle and plastic handling is properly done. This is still not enough for me to stop it all together, call me stubborn for that.

So, just imagine my delight when I saw Soda Stream in the mall, it arouse my curiosity and even asked someone how it works. Browsing the net and reading reviews gives me a solid belief that this one will work for me.

The Soda Stream PR is very generous to provide me a unit including a selection of their soda syrup.  My initial thought is how would it taste compared to the bottled soda i have been drinking and why they claim this soda maker is a green product.

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What i love about it

I like the idea that you can make your own soda at the comfort of your own home.  So, i don’t need to go out just to buy a soda when i feel like drinking one.

It doesn’t need an electricity to operate, so just imagine how huge impact that is. Very energy efficient and because you need your fingers and hands to operate them, your muscle is working.

There is no fuzz and big effort to make your own soda, since you only need a tap water  and turned them into sparkling water for under 30 seconds and with their varieties of flavors, you can choose one depends on your mood for the day.   You can choose from over 100  flavors, if you can’t get enough of Cola, Root Beer , fruit drinks, even energy drink for those who needed that extra boost and even their Kool Aid flavors which reminds me of my childhood days.

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Since many notes and reviews has been out regarding their soda with Splenda, Soda Stream have released their natural drink, you can try their all natural flavors   , this Sparkling naturals doesn’t contain artificial flavors , no artificial colors and sweeteners and no preservatives which is indeed a good sparkling alternative for soda lovers.  You should also try their new Soda cola naturally flavored soda mix which is indeed interesting.

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The process is very simple does it lessen your carbon footprint and because it’s small , you don’t need a big space to put them and you can even bring it anywhere your like. Thinking of bringing them on your next weekend getaway, you can definitely do it.

The bottles are BPA and phthalate free.  Soda makers uses a  standard CO2 bottle that’s readily available online which is another plus factor.

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. (soda stream, environmentally friendly)

Sodastream saves money 

Since you can reuse the bottle that comes with the soda maker, you can save a lots of plastic instead of regular store brought soda or cola. Imagine saving 2,000 plastic bottles and cans in a year when you used this product.

Con side

I’m not a real fan of Splenda , although as they claim it is low sugar and low carb which is commonly used by those people who are in a diet and those who are diabetic it is still artificial and not natural. Reading about Splenda it was Sucralose and reports says it’s toxic.   I always prefer brown sugar and i have been using one since time immemorial. I hope they can use other sugar alternative. I know there are lots out there.

Not all green products claimed is totally green , there is always a downside of it . Some of their products are made from plastic, recyclable yes, but it is still plastic.  I think the whole process is not very green for this part but its a lot greener than your usual soda and the fact that they are doing their best to improve their service feels refreshing.

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Greener Thoughts

Thankful because they released their sodastream eco which is made from recycled materials or atleast 85% of the maker.  The box used is made from post consumer recycled material and the inner packaging is made from organic cotton or starch based biodegradable bags which i think is more eco-friendly idea.

Overall, i have enjoyed my experience, it’s refreshing with the added thoughts that even in a very simple way you are making a difference to help our environment.

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The starting price of the fountain jet is $79.99  which is a real value for your money but you can choose from their different soda maker , so if you have that extra money to spend, i prefer you purchase the Crystal or the Penguin model.

How to buy them:

The Sodastream is available at their online website or you can check out leading malls and retail stores.  You can even check out their Facebook page.

How to get them for free:

Come back on this site to learn how to have them for free because Soda Stream is very generous to offer one of my readers a chance to have their very own Soda Stream starter kit.

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  1. i am not really a fan of soda but this product is a must to have at home especially that kids nowadays seemed to love drinking sodas..

  2. I drink soda once in a while but I prefer juice or water. Looks like a good gadget to have for soda lovers like you.

  3. we love sodastream. i have this kind too and we haven’t use the rest of the flavors yet

  4. i love the thought that you can make soda at the comforts of your home with this soda maker. I hope you can make one with healthier ingredients.

    It’s been years since I craved for soda. But i still drink sometime when no other drinks is available. 🙂 It’s kind of addicting.

  5. That gadget is really interesting to try. I wonder how it works, without using electricity. It’s good that you found such kind of gadget. We prefer juices than drinking soda.

  6. For those soda lovers.. They must have this

  7. Now this will help me to ldrink my pop more in my own way and free of sugar 🙂 What a healthy choice to drink my pop. What a beautiful product 🙂

  8. I’ve seen this somewhere in the Mall and I want to give it a try.

  9. I would love to own a SODASTREAM but it’s too expensive for me.

  10. Cara Daymude says

    I found a $10.00 rebate coupon for this got all excited thinking this product only costed like $20.00 ouch it’s like $100.00 I hope I can win one.

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