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Friday, March 9, 2012

Soda Stream Giveaway and Review!

Soda Stream Giveaway! Make your own Soda in under 30 seconds!

The Soda Stream Product:

Making carbonated water and soft drinks is simple! Turn tap water into sparkling water in under 30 seconds, with no clean-up. Enjoy the freshness and convenience of homemade soda and protect the environment at the same time. No heavy bottles to carry, store at home or throw away. Fizz to your taste and add the flavor of your choice to make your favorite drink. Simple to clean and reuse. With a variety of colors and silhouettes, you'll be sure to find a soda maker to match with any decor. SodaStream is an "Active Green" product, meaning that consumers are actively reducing their CO2 footprint every time they make soda or sparkling water at home instead of buying it from the store. The more the system is used on a daily basis, the more CO2 footprint the user actively saves. Using your own soda make means:
  • Less packaging waste from cans and bottles.
  • Less pollution caused by transport of bottled beverages.
One SodaStream carbonator makes 60 or 110 liters, equivalent to 170 or 310 aluminum cans! When empty, the carbonator is refilled and reused, ready to make more fizzy and tasty soda whenever you want it.
; Review by Mom Does Reviews: I was so excited to receive my Soda Stream in the mail. But, I think my son was even more excited! He carried one of the heavy boxes up 2 flights of stairs to open it. ( He's only 9, and most of the time complains about carrying groceries up the stairs.) I was very impressed with the packing of the Soda Stream. Everything was secure and protected, nothing could get broken in shipping. I unpacked both boxes and I must admit, I was a little overwhelmed at first. It seemed like there were so many pieces to assemble. Here is what came in my two boxes: Normally I let my husband assemble things, but I wanted to put it together on my own. If I can put it together, anyone can! The instruction booklet was very thick, that made me nervous at first, until I realized it was in 10 languages. The only pages that applied were the first two. Soda Stream makes it easy for anyone to put it together. It has step by step directions with pictures and with text. If I questioned myself just by looking at the pictures, I read to text too, just to be safe. So, after all my nervousness, it only took my 5 minutes to put it together. The carbonator had to be screwed in just right and the two main pieces put together. That was about it for assembly! The fun part is making your own soda. The special liter bottles that come with the soda stream need to be filled with tap water to the fill line. You place the bottle under the carbonator and screw it in place. Then you press the button 3 times for average amount of fizz. I wasn't sure if I had done it quite right, so I pushed the carbonator button about 5 times for our first liter of homemade soda. Needless to say, our Black Currant/pear soda was extra fizzy. But it was delicious! Remember to put the in flavoring after you carbonate the water. Pour it in slowly with the bottle tilted and shake slightly. Pour your homemade soda over ice and enjoy! My son got creative with his flavor. He mixed half Cola and half Cranberry/Raspberry. I liked his "Berry Coke" better than my Black Currant/pear soda. Kids are smart and they know what they like. He loved it! Overall, I would highly recommend The Soda Stream to anyone who is interested in making their own soda. Other than the great taste, it has many more benefits. It saves on buying soda at the store. It saves your back, no more lugging soda from the grocery store, to the car, to the pantry. It is so convenient, no need to go to the store to buy soda, you can make your own! It helps out environment: think of all those 2-liter bottles that aren't being thrown away! It has a third of the calories compared to regular Pepsi or Coke, for example:
Calories Carbs Sugar Sodium Caffeine

Pepsi® 100 27g 27g 25mg 25mg
Coca-Cola® 100 27g 27g 35mg 23mg
SodaStream Cola 34 9g 9g 2mg 15mg
7-UP® 100 26g 26g 50mg 0mg
Sprite® 100 26g 26g 45mg 0mg
SodaStream Lemon Lime 36 9g 9g 25mg 0mg
All SodaStream regular sodamix uses a mixture of Splenda® and sugar. Diet flavors are sugar-free, sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener. Comparison is based on 8 fl. oz. serving size (0.34 fl. oz. of SodaStream sodamix per 8 fl. oz. of water).
Mom Does Reviews gives The Soda Stream 5 out of 5 stars!

The Giveaway:

A HUGE thank you to Soda Stream for donating this great package for one lucky winner! Giveaway package is a Fountain Jet Soda Lover's Start-Up Kit ($99.95) It includes: - Fountain Jet – winner’s choice of color (black/silver, red/silver or white) - 1 carbonating bottle, reusable for up to 3 years - Reusable carbonator to fizz up to 60L of soda - Variety 6-pack of popular sample-size flavors - 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice  
Giveaway open to US only. Giveaway ends 3/24 1201am. Please enter on the Rafflecopter below! Special thanks to the following blogs for helping me with this great giveaway:
Disclosure: I was given the product(s) for purposes of review only. I did not receive any monetary compensation. All opinions are my own ~Pam from Mom Does Reviews a Rafflecopter giveaway


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