Wednesday, July 7, 2010
We were recently given the opportunity to review a SodaStream machine.
A little info about SodaStream:
"Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you'll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any decor.
Everyone in the family will enjoy their favorite flavor with SodaStream's great tasting sodamix — over 30 to choose from! Enjoy traditional favorites such as Cola, Lemon-Lime, Orange and Root Beer, or mixers, including Ginger Ale and Tonic in both regular and diet. Also, be sure to try one of our delicious fruit creations, including Orange Mango, Diet Pink Grapefruit or Cranberry-Raspberry. Regular flavors contain no high-fructose corn syrup, and diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener, not aspartame."
But the Soda Stream isn't just a soda maker...it also makes sparkling water! Here is what Soda Stream has to say about their flavored waters:
"Call it sparkling water, soda water, club soda or seltzer... But no matter what you call it, you'll save on lugging, storing and disposing of cases of sparkling water. And, you’ll save money (a lot of money!) With SodaStream you’ll enjoy sparkling water starting at just 25 cents per liter. Plus, with SodaStream, you control the fizz. Enjoy lightly carbonated water…or seltzer so fizzy it will tickle your nose. However you like your sparkling water, you can make it precisely to taste at just the touch of a button! You can even make your own flavored sparkling water just by adding a few drops of SodaStream's all-natural, unsweetened MyWater flavor essences."
What we thought:
Okay, so I've been accused of being a little slow on the uptake a few times, so maybe that's why it took me three times to get this right, but I must say once I finally figured out how to work the SodaStream, I was amazed with how easy it was to master and how great the drinks tasted with the right ratio of carbonation and syrup:) Most people would probably have had an easier time with this, and like I said, now that I "get it", easy peasy! I love that the machine is fairly small and portable. I love that clean up is a breeze. I love that I'm not throwing away can after can and bottle after bottle. But most of all, I love the huge variety of flavors to choose from and that Soda Stream varieties are generally healthier for me than the regular soda I drink. ABCD Diaries gives the SodaStream machine a B+!
Disclaimer:ABCD Diaries was given a SodaStream machine and a variety of flavors for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this review are ours and ours alone.