Blog Archive

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Soda Stream Review and Giveaway


Recently we have really cut back on our soda consumption, partly for budget reasons, and partly for health reasons. But we love soda. So I was super excited when Soda Stream offered me one of their systems to review!


Soda Stream makes a system that allows you to create sodas and other carbonated beverages at home!

Some of the benefits of the soda stream system are:

-No bottles or cans to recycle or throw away
-Saves thousands of containers for a family of four in a year
-Carbonating bottles last for three years
-Highly concentrated sodamix minimizes packaging
-No high-fructose corn syrup in regular flavors. No aspartame in diet flavors.
-No batteries or electricity
-Reduces energy used to manufacture bottles and cans
-Reduces gas and pollution from shipping packaged beverages
-Eliminates pollution from batteries

As you can see, the benefits of making your own soda or sparkling water in your home are many.

Along with my machine, I was sent a variety of soda mix flavors from the 25 offered. They have all kinds of flavors including regular, diet, energy and caffeine-free. Each 500ml soda mix bottle makes the equivalent of 12 liters (about 33 cans!) of soda. Regular soda mix contains no high fructose corn syrup and diet soda mix contains no aspartame instead Splenda is used. I was also sent a set of three All-natural My Water flavor essences which are unsweetened and calorie-free.

The system was really easy to use! And I have to say we love it! The sodas taste really good! I have tried the diet root beer, diet lemon lime, and energy. I absolutely love the root beer! It tastes so good! The energy drink tastes just like red bull too! I normally can't have a lot of sugar at once, so I was kind of bummed I didn't get the diet energy drink, but after looking at it, 8oz only has 8g of sugar! That is like 1/4 of what a can of red bull has! And it really gives you energy too!

They also sent some non diet flavors that Josh has tried, including ginger ale, and cola. He really likes them too! I am guessing we probably won't be buying a lot of bottled soda anymore. I love that you make 1L bottles at a time, so you don't have to drink a whole 2 liters before making something new!

I do have to say that I wasn't crazy about the my water flavor essences though. I think they might be better just added to regular water, but I prefer sweeter things in carbonated water. =)

Anyways, Soda Stream has graciously offered one of my readers a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit (approx. $100 retail value.) It includes the winner's choice of black/silver, white or red/silver Fountain Jet, CO2 to make over 100 liters of soda, 2 reusable carbonating bottles, a sample pack of flavors, and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner's choice.

How to enter:

1. (mandatory) Go to Soda Stream and let me know which three flavors you would love to try!

2. "Like" Sodastream or My Life as a Married Girl on Facebook (1 entry each)

4. Follow SodaStream or me on Twitter

5. Follow my blog

6. Put my blog button, event button or Etsy button on your site (1 entry each)

7. Blog about the giveaway (2 entries)

8. Tweet about this giveaway. Be sure to include @katrinawelch. (1 entry)

Don't forget to include your bonus entries if you did the pre-event blog (will only count if you commented on the original post!)

I will check all entries, and non valid entries will be deleted! Good Luck!

Giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents over the age of 18.
Giveaway will end on May 28th.

Disclaimer:
I was not paid in any form of cash for this posting.
I did receive free product samples to keep for my testing purposes for this post. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. All thoughts are my own honest opinion.



Don't forget to check out my Spring Fling Giveaway Event!

71 comments:

Attila & Tamara said...

I'd love to try the:

Diet Cranberry Raspberry
Diet Cream Soda
Diet Cola

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Attila & Tamara said...

I follow your blog

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Attila & Tamara said...

I follow you on Twitter

ID: @szogediek

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Attila & Tamara said...

I posted your event button early

szogediek at yahoo dot com

#2

Attila & Tamara said...

I posted your event button early

szogediek at yahoo dot com

#1

Attila & Tamara said...

I have your button on my blog:

http://www.szogediek.blogspot.com/

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Butterfly1979 said...

Great giveaway! I would love to try the Orange Mango, Cranberry Raspberry, and Cola flavors!

Butterfly1979 said...

Already "like" Sodastream on FB.

Butterfly1979 said...

Already follow your blog!

Butterfly1979 said...

Already follow you on Twitter.

Butterfly1979 said...

Already follow SodaStream on Twitter.

Butterfly1979 said...

Already "like" My Life on FB

Sarah said...

I follow your blog.

girottih@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

I would love Lemon Lime, Orange, and Diet Pink Grapefruit.

girottih@yahoo.com

The Waryglob said...

I'd love to try
Diet pink grapefruit
Diet cream soda
Diet Cranberry Raspberry

lovinsanta said...

I would try

Zero Cola
Diet Pete's
Lemon-Lime

Yum!! Hope I win this would save a lot!

Anonymous said...

I would love to try the diet cream soda, diet root beer, and diet peach iced tea.
Autumn

Anonymous said...

I follow you
Autumn

Anonymous said...

I voted for Jack #1
Autumn

Anonymous said...

I voted for Jack #2
Autumn

Anonymous said...

I bought partylite 1
Autumn

Anonymous said...

5
Autumn

Anonymous said...

4
Autumn

Anonymous said...

3
Autumn

Anonymous said...

2
Autumn

Anonymous said...

6
Autumn

Anonymous said...

7
Autumn

Anonymous said...

10
Autumn

Anonymous said...

9
Autumn

Anonymous said...

8
Autumn

bekah said...

i would like to try:
lemon lime
diet cola
root beer

bekah said...

i fan you on FB

bekah said...

i follow your blog

bekah said...

i gave a tip :)

bekah said...

your etsy button is on my blog

bekah said...

i have your blog button

bekah said...

i follow you on twitter

orangefukurou said...

I would love to try orange,grape,and cream soda.
tomokofive at gmail dot com

orangefukurou said...

follow you on twitter.
tomokofive at gmail dot com

orangefukurou said...

follow your blog.
tomokofive at gmail dot com

orangefukurou said...

Etsy button
http://orangefukurou.blogspot.com/

orangefukurou said...

blog button.
http://orangefukurou.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I like the cherry cola, orange mango, and cream soda.

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I follow your twitter

Mrs. Newlywed Giggles said...

I follow your blog

Ashley said...

I would like to try Cola, Grape, and Orange.

reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I follow you on GFC! (Ashley R)

reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

I "Like" My Life as a Married Girl on FB. (Ashley Reynolds)

reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Attila & Tamara said...

I have your etsy button on my blog:

http://szogediek.blogspot.com/

szogediek at yahoo dot com

Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

I'd love to try the cola, pink grapefruit, and the cran-rasp.

Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

i follow on twitter

Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

I liked sodastream on fb

Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

I liked on fb

Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

i follow on GFC

Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

i follow SS on twitter
judaleonard

Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

button on my blog
http://judaleonard.blogspot.com/

Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

i tweeted
http://twitter.com/judaleonard/status/14746753105

Lillian Juda Leonard-Beach said...

i put your etsy button on my blog.
http://judaleonard.blogspot.com/

hillary said...

I'd love to try

Cherry Cola
Lemon Lime
Orange
& Pete's choice ( I couldn't decide lol)


Hillary_Westbrook@yahoo.com

hillary said...

I like you on facebook!

Hillary_Westbrook@yahoo.com

hillary said...

Liked Sodastream on Facebook

Hillary_Westbrook@yahoo.com

hillary said...

I'm following your blog!

Hillary_Westbrook@yahoo.com

hillary said...

Following you on twitter @Hillaryblaire

Hillary_Westbrook@yahoo.com

hillary said...

Following Sodastream on twitter

Hillary_Westbrook@yahoo.com

hillary said...

Tweeted @Hillaryblaire

Hillary_Westbrook@yahoo.com
http://twitter.com/HillaryBlaire/status/14876557470

Adrienne said...

I'd love to try:
Root Beer
Cream Soda
GingerAle

Ashley said...

extra entry #5

reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

extra entry #4

reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

extra entry #3

reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

extra entry #2

reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

extra entry #1

reynoldsmommy at gmail dot com