As you know, I’m not much of a soda drinker, but my husband loves them. However, I do love my fizzy water! I tend to drink flavored unsweetened seltzer water whenever I’m having that urge to drink a soda. So when I had the chance to try the Soda Stream, I was definitely interested!
The Soda Stream is surprisingly easy to use. There are no plugs or batteries to deal with, just a carbonator. All you do is put water into the bottle (I love that you have control over what type of water is going in there), screw it in, press the button until you’re fizzed up, then add your flavor. My husband LOVES their energy drink mix. He likes to have an energy drink when he’s on the road, and these really measure up to the ones you can buy at the store. We have already saved a ton of money on those alone! I like the Mywater flavors, which allow you to add a little flavor without sugar to your fizzy water – just what I love!
For Little Miss, we’re still experimenting. She likes being able to make her own sodas, and I like knowing what is going into them. We add different juices to the water for her to make her own “soda” that isn’t as bad as a real soda. I really want to try making Orangina for her with half orange juice and half fizzy water! One tip – when you are making your sodas, pour the mix in slowly!! Otherwise you’ll have a big fizzy mess on your hands. May want to do it over the sink a few times until you’re sure you have the hang of it.
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. If you don’t like artificial sweeteners, be sure to choose the All Natural flavors (use sugar) or the MyWater flavors (no sweeteners).
I like how the lids easily let you identify what type of soda you’re getting – all of the natural sodas have red lids, the “regular” sodas (a mix of sugar and sucralose) use green lids, the “diet” sodas (sucralose) use silver lids. I also love that you can control the amount of fizz you get – I love extra fizziness!
My only complaint is that I wish they had glass bottles to hold the sodas. The bottles they sell you aren’t supposed to use after two years, which makes me worry a little about what might be in them. When compared to soda bottles, however, the danger doesn’t seem to be as bad, and they do have a glass carafe you can transfer your soda too after carbonating.
If you or your family members drink soda, I highly recommend the Soda Stream! You’ll cut down on bottles, won’t have to lug those bottles from the grocery store to your house, and enjoy the convenience of having an easy way to create fresh sodas at home. You’ll most likely save some green while making the Earth a little greener at the same time!
**I received a SodaStream for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100 % my own.