I love fizzy drinks. Even if it is just plain water, a little fizz and a slice of lemon make it a treat. I also love my cola! So, when I got the chance to try the SodaStream, I hopped right on board. I was hoping it would be as good as everyone seems to say they are. And you know what? I love it. I love that when I want a lot of fizz, I can put a lot in…I can put a little if I want. I can do the same with the syrups. Some of the syrups, like the Black Currant Pear syrup, taste good at whatever amount I used. It quickly became my favorite flavor.
I tried a lot of the flavors. I have to say my favorites were the Naturally Sweetened Cola and the Naturals Black Currant Pear. I even decided to add a few drops of maraschino cherry juice and a cherry into the bottle of the cola and make my own cherry cola. IT WAS FAB!
SodaStream has 2 different size bottles available. One is the 1 liter and the other is a .5 liter. I LOVE the .5 liter bottles for take and go beverages. This not only saves me time (no need to stop somewhere and grab a soda), saves me money (made at home, the soda is much cheaper) and it saves the environment all of those wasted single serve beverage bottles.
Ok, since I brought it up, let’s talk about the economics of SodaStream Soda. Each bottle of soda flavor mix makes about 12 liters of soda (about 33 cans!) for around 21 cents per 12-ounce can. This may not seem like a bargain, so let’s look further. The Soda Flavor Mix is also available at Bed, Bath and Beyond where you can use their coupons!! If you use a 20% off coupon the price comes out to be only 44c per liter (or 88c per 2L!!) I know that if I could have my favorite beverage for only 88c per 2L, I would pick it buy it in bulk!
Bed, Bath & Beyond also exchanges CO2 cylinders right at their customer service window. They charge $15 for the exchanged bottle at my local Bed, Bath & Beyond. Better yet, they will allow me to use the coupons that are $5 off a $15 purchase. So I only pay $10 for an exchange.
Win A SodaStream Fountain Jet
This is on many Holiday Gift Lists…so SodaStream is giving one lucky Giveaway Blogdom reader their very own Fountain Jet Starter Kit. The giveaway can be found HERE as part of our Happy Holidays Gift Giveaway Hop. Each “host” has their own prize worth $25 or more so don’t worry if your not up to liking a hundred different pages.
I received a SodaStream Fountain Jet starter kit for review purposes. I was under no obligation to post a favorable review or to host a giveaway. All opinions are my own.