*This is a sponsored review/giveaway from Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom :)
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.
Making your favorite soda, flavored sparkling water or energy drink is simple, with SodaStream’s wide variety of over 50 sodamix syrups including dozens of regular, diet and caffeine-free options. Flavors include classics like cola, lemon-lime, and root beer…Exotic fruit flavors like orange mango and diet pink grapefruit…Energy drink, sparkling iced teas and cocktail mixers. Each bottle of sodamix makes about 12 liters of soda (about 33 cans!) for around 25 cents per 12-ounce can.
SodaStream is environmentally friendly
SodaStream is an “Active Green” product, meaning that consumers are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. (This differs from “Passive Green” products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.)
Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes.
How does SodaStream nutrition stack up against national brands?
With a SodaStream home soda maker and over 50 delicious regular, diet and caffeine-free sodamix flavors to choose from, you’ll enjoy freshly made, great tasting soda that fits your health and diet. Regular flavors contain no high-fructose corn syrup, and diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener, not aspartame.
Calories Carbs Sugar Sodium Caffeine
Pepsi® 100 27g 27g 25mg 25mg
Coca-Cola® 100 27g 27g 35mg 23mg
SodaStream Cola 34 9g 9g 2mg 15mg
7-UP® 100 26g 26g 50mg 0mg
Sprite® 100 26g 26g 45mg 0mg
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).
My (Rachel’s) review:
I was so excited when I got the box with my SodaStream in it! I had been waiting, what seemed like, months for this box. In reality, it was only a couple of weeks :) We opened it right away and read the very short and easy to understand instructions. I will tell you this, READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS before you make your first soda. The instructions are only a few short paragraphs long and include some very important information. This SodaStream has been so much fun and delicious. My kids and I have had a blast making our own sodas and have tried every flavor they have. I think our overall favorite is the orange soda. There really wasn’t one we didn’t like. These sodas taste so similar to the soda you buy in the store, it is amazing. My overall favorite flavor was the pomegranate peach green tea; it was deeeelish. My kids, of course, loved the root beer. My husband was also quite fond of the root beer. A close second/third choice for all of us was the lemon/lime; it tastes just like Sprite! What has been surprising to me is the flavor of the soda with SodaStream. My husband children, who do not like diet soda, love all of the Splenda sweetened flavors. This makes me a one happy mama!
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