Tuesday, May 17, 2011


I am a pop-aholic.  Everyone who knows me laughs when I say I give up pop.  It does not last long.  I try to give up pop because my wife keeps telling me how bad it is for me.  My son is copying after his father and drinks way to much pop.  Sometimes I wish I never got started drinking it.

Soda Stream has machines so you can make your own soda.  This to me is a wonderful idea and gives me so much hope.  They are also coming out with an all Natural line.  My wife would be so happy because she is always on me about being healthy.

The machine comes already set up and you just pop the little co2 tanks in the back.  Then screw on a bottle of water and pump twice.  If you like a lot of carbonation you might want to try 3-4.  Then unscrew your bottle from the machine and add a capful of the flavoring you want..  Next you just put on the lid to mix and then pour.  So easy and fun for the family to get involved in.

About SodaStream: (from their website)

SodaStream is the world's largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems. Our brands are sold in over 40,000 retail stores in 41 countries including home & electrical appliance stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets, department stores, convenience stores, DIY, specialty and "green" stores, water specialists & dealers, as well as online and in catalogs.

Our long standing and deep heritage dates back to 1903, when we introduced innovative solutions to the beverage market. We continue to grow as market leaders in both technological advancements and the quality of our products.

The SodaStream system enables consumers to carbonate water and to flavor carbonated beverages at home as an alternative to purchasing pre-packed bottles or cans. This has many important benefits to the consumer including cost savings and no hassle with bottles.

The advantages of SodaStream's Home Carbonation System include:
Convenience: No need to carry heavy bottles from the store. The SodaStream system is simple to use and requires no batteries or electricity.
Environmentally-Friendly: SodaStream is an "Active Green" solution that minimizes the huge eco-footprint caused by the manufacture, transport and waste of plastic bottles.
Variety: SodaStream offers over 100 flavors to suit everyone’s taste. Regular, diet, natural, fruity flavors, ice tea, energy drinks, sport drinks, tonic and many more.
Space Saver: No need to store bottles of beverages or empty bottles for recycling in your home.
Personalization: Make drinks just the way you love them… more bubbles, less bubbles, sweeter or lighter, even create your own flavor!
Family Fun: The system is quick and easy to use. It's fun for everyone and kids just love it!
Value for Money: Great savings compared to pre-packed carbonated water and beverages.
Satisfaction Guaranteed: SodaStream drinks makers are of extremely high quality and include a money-back satisfaction guarantee.

Every year SodaStream provides 600 million liters of carbonated beverage to millions of households, making it one of the largest beverage companies in the world.

We employ more than 1,000 people worldwide, with over 30 nationalities represented. Company headquarters are located in Israel and we have seven manufacturing facilities in Germany, Israel, Australia, South Africa and China. The SodaStream group has an intellectual property portfolio that includes 65 patents and 198 trademark registrations worldwide.

SodaStream maintains strict quality assurance in design and production according to the highest international standards: ISO 9001:2000, TUV NORD & SVTI (EU, Switzerland), TPED and PED (EU), DOT (USA), GMP & HACCP, IFS, and "Der Grune Punkt" (Germany).

 I was a little weary of trying them because I am pretty stuck on my types of soda and really am stubborn about giving it up.  I like what I like! Anyways, (insert my wife rolling her eyes.)  

First off I tried the energy.  I drink tons of energy drinks.  It tasted a lot like  Red bull.  No kidding.  It was so good.  I make it almost every day for me now.  It really does save you money especially on energy drinks.  We all know how pricey they can be.  I also have a highly energetic son to keep up with and need all I can get.  

(oh, if only they could make youth energy in a glass.)

Suddenly the song time in a bottle just popped in my head.  That is so odd.  

Next, but not least.  I have always wanted to say that.  Next, I tried the cola.  It was just as good as coca cola and I am finished with the whole bottle already.  

My wifes absolute favorite is Tea flavors.  She actually drinks them and to say she is picky is a massive understatement.   

Flavors http://www.sodastreamusa.com/flavors.aspx

Overall, we really love this machine.  My 9 year old can operate it no problem.  Its great and easy for us.

Thank you everyone for reading My First Review. I will be adding a video review to this post soon.

1 comment:

  1. Great Review! Hope to see more in the future. I'm a new GFC Follower Leanne109. Hope you have more giveaways that include Canadians :D



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