Friday, June 15, 2012

SodaStream #Review



These days, the cost  of soda is so expensive.  I have been staying away from buying it lately because the price has simply inflated and it seems that there aren't very many good deals on it at the stores.  I was recently introduced to a innovative product called SodaStream.  SodaStream prides themselves on being "a smarter way to enjoy soda." Here are some things that I have learned about the SodaStream from their website.

"How Does SodaStream Help the Environment?
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.
Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).
According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.
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."



The SodaStream makes it very economical and saves the environment.  One reusable bottle helps save 2000 bottles that go to the earth's atmosphere.  I love a company who works to help save the our environment.  It is the little changes from everyone that makes a difference. 

For my review, SodaStream sent me the Jet in Black, reusable carbonating bottle, reusable carbonator, and various bottles of soda flavors to sample.  



The SodaStream uses regular tap water, the carbonator, and the flavoring.  The first one we decided to try was the orange. I let my kids decide which one and it was a unanimous choice.  We filled our reusable bottle up to the mark with water, added our flavoring and gave it three pushes for the fizz to go into the reusable bottle. The good thing about SodaStream is that you can customize how you want your drinks to taste.  You control how much flavoring and fizz you put into the drink.  It is like having your own custom drink station, right in your own home.  The orange drink tasted very similar to the well known brand.  My kids love it!  We tried the Cola version of flavoring next.  My husband was the tester on this one because when I do drink cola it is usually the diet version.  He said that it was very good and tasted much like his old go to brand.  


The SodaStream has over 60 flavors including Country Time, Crystal Light, and MyWater Flavor Essence.  There is definitely no lack of variety with SodaStream. We have really been enjoying using our SodaStream and I love the flexibility of being able to have more than one flavor in the house, especially with kids.  SodaStream products can be purchased at retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Bed, Bath and Beyond, and many others.  They also have an online store where you can purchase their products as well.  Be sure and connect with SodaStream on Facebook, Twitter, and their Ms. Fizz Blog


Thanks to SodaStream, they have generously offered to give one Kathryn's Kloset reader their very own SodaStream start up pack which will include the following:


-          Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white)
-          1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years
-          Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda
-          Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors
-          3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice


A value of $99.99.  I will be featuring the SodaStream in the MamaNYC Summer Solstice Giveaway Hop 2012.  The hop begins on June 18th so be sure and mark your calendars so that you can come back and enter for your chance to win a SodaStream!  



17 comments:

  1. I love the sounds of this and would love to try one.

    Paula
    @inkscrblr Thriftymommastips Thriftymommasbrainfood

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  2. I have one and its great but i don't use it as much as i thought....hoped i would. i'm so addicted to pepsi

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  3. I have been interested in trying this for a while. It would be great for the summer and I love the idea of less waste. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I saw these the other day they looks so neat!

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  5. Just saw this at my local Walmart the other day....Now we have it! lol We love it! Thanks for posting had no idea there were that many flavors. ;)

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  6. I want one of these so bad! Thank for the review.

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  7. i have been dying to try one of these! Think I may check them out. Also saw them at walmart a week ago!

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  8. sounds wonderful - I would love one.

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  9. I really want one of these! thanks for the fantastic review

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  10. My husband and I don't personally drink soda, but a lot of my family members do. This sounds like a great alternative.

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  11. I would love to try on of these!

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  12. I like that this is reducing plastic, but I did not see any way of making a Natural Soda. It would be really cool if they made a few healthier varieties. Over all though great review and very interesting product. I am sure as time goes by they will branch out to a less sugar variety. Thank you for sharing, I will keep my eyes open on this company!

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  13. We just got a Soda Stream and we love it!!

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  14. I really like my soda stream especially since it has no High Fructose Corn Syrup!

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