Wednesday, June 23, 2010

SodaStream Review and Giveaway *CLOSED*



Do you like soda?  How many times while you are drinking your soda do you think that soda is just water with bubbles and flavoring; so why can't you make it yourself?

Well you can with SodaStream!  With SodaStream you will be making soda literally with a simple press of a button.  And with all the different flavors that SodaStream has you will be able to be making all the flavors you buy at the store right at home.  The other nice thing is that because you are using CO2 you don't even need electricity with SodaStream!  With the Fountain Jet being as light as it is I figured that I could even take it camping.  Just pack the Fountain Jet and a couple flavors and I should be good since I would already be taking water; and some campgrounds even have water already there.

So when I received my Fountain Jet SodaStream I put it together right away.  I was super excited because I love soda, but don't drink a lot so it is frustrating to be paying for soda all the time especially with prices on soda going up.  It is an easy setup, you pull out the machine, and twist in the CO2 and the machine is ready.  I then filled up both carbonating bottles and put them in the fridge for the night.  I had already had my soda for the day and it was also pretty late when I was able to setup the machine since I was working late.  So the next day as my wife was making dinner I grabbed a bottle and carbonated it.  It took only a few seconds.  My first time I ended up carbonating it a bit too much, so after adding in the flavor (we went with root beer) and tasting it, I shook it up to remove some of the extra carbonation.  It was great!  It pretty much tasted like root beer you buy, the only difference is I can taste the Splenda a little, but beyond that it tasted great.  For dinner we all had some freshly made root beer! Over the next few nights I kept making more root beer.  I would always clean and refill the bottles after they were gone and put them into the fridge so that we would always have a cold bottle to make more.


On Monday we ended up having friends over to play some games.  After a few games I offered to make them some fresh soda.  Their jaws dropped and asked "you can make your own soda?"  I happily answered that yes I could with my SodaStream.  They were extremely excited.  So I pulled out my flavors and asked them which one they would like to try.  They wanted first to try the diet cream soda and they told me that it tasted just like the cream soda that they get.  Then we said to choose another flavor so could try more.  We decided to go with the orange mango flavor and I have to say that was the hit!  All of us loved that one; it is definitely going to be one that I keep buying for sure!

Last night I also tried the Cola flavor.  It was a lot better than I expected.  I actually like it quite a bit.  So far I think my favorites have to be the orange mango and cola, next would be the root beer, and then the cream soda.  The cream soda last mostly because I'm not a huge fan of it in the first place, but it was good.


The fun thing about having a soda maker is the ability to mix and match the flavors.  You can add as much or as little flavor as you want, and I have read that you can mix different ones to make up a new flavor.  After finding that out I was starting to wonder what the cola mixed with the orange mango might taste like.... or you can take your cola and add vanilla or cherry flavoring.  Which yeah you can do with regular soda, but I know I have done in the past and it doesn't work well, it starts getting too sweet and just blah.  With this you can cut down the soda flavor a little to be able to include the sweetness of another flavor.  The other fun part is you can carbonate as much or as little as you want!

I personally think this is a great idea and lots of fun.  It can help save money on the cost of soda and you can flavor it however you want!  It is easily portable and I can see myself taking it to family events and other things.  It will save on the bulk of taking so much soda to the events and you can make as much as your family needs, no more running out of soda and everyone dying of thirst, just take a few soda flavorings and your good.

SodaStream information:
  • NO high fructose corn syrup in regular flavors and NO aspartame in diet flavors!
  • All regular flavors use a mix of sugar and Splenda
  • Diet flavors are sugar-free and use Splenda
  • Less packaging waste from cans and bottles
  • Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages
  • Use of home tap water = you get the nutrients you need from the environment you live in not what someone else needs from theirs
  • When empty the carbonator is refilled and reused
  • NO more flat wasted soda
Here is your chance to win! SodaStream is offering one lucky Deal Daddys reader a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit.  It includes choice of Fountain Jet color, CO2, 2 carbonating bottles, sample pack of flavors, and 3 full-sized flavors of winner's choice.
    Mandatory 1st Entry:
     - Go to SodaStream and tell me what color of Fountain Jet you want and what 3 soda flavors you would like to try.

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     - 3 Entries - Blog about this giveaway. Leave a link.
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     - 5 Entries each product - For purchase of any SodaStream products between 6/23/10 and 7/14/10.  (If selected you must have proof of purchase)
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    Giveaway ends on July 14, 2010 at 11:59 PM Mountain time. The winner will be chosen by random.org and contacted by email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond to claim the prize or a new winner will be chosen.  You must be 18 years old or older and live in the continental US to enter. No PO Boxes.

    The opinions are my own and were not affected in any way. I received a Fountain Jet and an assortment of flavors to facilitate the review.

    334 comments:

    Denise S. said...

    I would choose the red one and Lime, Cola, and Cherry Cola flavors.

    peg42 said...

    I would love the red one.
    I'd choose Diet Root Beer, Diet Orange and the Diet Pete's Choice.
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    Dawn said...

    I like the black one. Three flavors i would like to try are zero cola, diet energy and diet lemonade.

    katybaby said...

    I'd like to have it in black. I'd like to try Cola, Lemon Lime, and Rootbeer.

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    Rebecca Graham said...

    I like the red soda streams. I would like to try the ginger ale, root beer, and orange.

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    Tracey said...

    I'd like the black one and I'd like the peach iced tea, lemonade and ginger ale.
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    Angela said...

    I like the white one. I would love to try the cream soda, zero cola, and root beer.

    mogrill said...

    I like the red. I would pick Root Beer, Cream Soda and Cola
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    Smarti said...

    i want to try cran/raspberry, orange/mango and ginger ale
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    Udelle Verite said...

    i like cream soda, cherry cola and lemon lime. red
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    dlhaley said...

    I like the black. I would like to try the cola, cream and root beer. Thanks

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    joanne1120 said...

    I like the Stainless Stell one and would love to try Cream, Diet Pach Iced Tea and Flavor essence in Berry

    Susan said...

    I would choose the black one, and I want to try Diet Cola, Orange Mango and cranberry raspberry.
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    Toby said...

    I love the red fountain jet. The flavors I'd try are diet cream, diet pink grapefruit and diet cola

    Valancia said...

    I'd like a Black unit please and the flavors of Lemon Lime, Cola and Fountain Mist.

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    Jessica said...

    I would choose the black/silver with cream, fountain mist and root beer
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    dolls123 said...

    Black/Silver

    1.Cranberry Raspberry
    2.Pete's Choice
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    Trina said...

    I would choose the black/silver and I would like to try the root beer, orange and iced tea flavors first.
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    StephanieC said...

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    Heather! said...

    All the other appliances in my kitchen are silver or silver and black, so I guess I'd choose that color to go with the other gadgets! :) My family really wants to try the Root Beer, the Grape and the Orange soda flavors!

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    marcia goss said...

    I would like the black soda maker, and the three flavors would be root beer, lemon lime, and orange.
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    ♥Cari♥ said...

    I would choose the Red Fountain Jet with Lemon Lime, Cola, and Pete's Choice.

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    Melissa said...

    I would choose the black one, and I'd like to try Diet Pete's Choice, Diet Root Beer, & Diet Cream Soda.

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    Sherrie said...

    Visited Soda Stream and would love try the red Fountain Jet. I would love to try the Pete's choice, Grape & orange flavors.

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    jlafount said...

    I'd go for the red system. I would like to try the flavors of: Diet Orange, Diet Root Beer and Diet Cola

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    Stephaniiee said...

    I would love the black/silver one and I would choose cola, lemon lime, and grape.

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    Laura said...

    I like the black the best, and the three flavors I would pick are cola, cream soda, and pete's choice (dr. pepper)

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    chromiumman said...

    black/silver, diet cola, diet orange, & diet pete's choice

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    heartnsoulcooking said...

    I would want my Soda Stream in WHITE and my favorite flavors would be Soda Stream Diet Pete's Choice, Pete's Choice and Root Beer.

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    Jennifer said...

    I like the black one and grape, lemonade and ginger ale flavors jk{dot}gorcery{at}gmail{dot}com

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    Tori said...

    I would like the black and gray one
    cherry cola
    peach iced tea
    cream soda

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com said...

    Id choose RED and the flavors I think I would want first would be peach iced tea, root beer, and cream soda.
    THIS sounds like so much fun to do with kids!

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    intime said...

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    Jennifer said...

    I would love it in black/silver with Cream Soda, Pete's Choice and Cherry Cola.

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    skooterbear said...

    I'd know this would be used in our home, with all our band kids as well as my children and grand children running through our doors, I'd would love this, thanks

    Amanda said...

    Oh man. This looks awesome! Were I the lucky winner, I'd go with the black/silver Fountain Jet and get the Cherry Soda, Diet Root Beer, and Zero Cola flavor bottles. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

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    Jenn S. said...

    I would choose the red machine and root beer, pete's choice, and orange flavors.

    ky2here said...

    I'm going with basic black plus diet fountain mist, diet pete's choice and diet creme soda.

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    jsc123 said...

    I would love to have the Silver and Red Fountain Jet.
    And the Peach Iced Tea, Root Beer and Grape flavors.
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    kmorghan said...

    I'd like a red one and I'd like the Lemonade, Orange Mango, and Cherry Cola flavors.

    rah267 said...

    the color I want is black
    The 3 flavors I want are cola, cranberry raspberry, and orange

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    I would choose the black one with the cola, lemon-lime and orange flavors.

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    Derk Thomas said...

    black/silver must try the orange mango that you loved, and I like cream soda, the MyWater Orange also interests me.

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    Debbie C said...

    I would like to have the red SodaStream machine and the three flavors I would like to try are Zero Cola, Ginger Ale and Orange.

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    I like the red fountain Jet. The three flavors I would like to try are the Cream Soda, the Lemon Iced Tea, and the Diet Cola.

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    I would love the red one with diet cola, cherry cola and rootbeer, thanks!

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