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.
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.
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