Wednesday, July 14, 2010

SodaStream Fountain Jet Starter Kit Review!

SodaStream-a smarter way to enjoy soda!
"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."

I was sent the Fountain Jet Soda Starter Kit for review. And, they even sent several extra sodamix flavors, and a sample of the MyWater flavoring.  Our family drinks a lot of soda, although we have cut back quite a bit in the past few months.  The sodastream is so easy to use and the kids have a lot of fun choosing a flavor and making their own bottle of soda.  Simply add cold water to the carbonating bottle, place in the sodastream and press the carbonator/fizz button 3 times, add your flavor and shake. You've got soda!  My favorite was the cola, but the kids also liked the root beer a lot.  I'm not a big energy drink fan, but my brothers are looking forward to trying the Energy flavor, which is comparable to Red Bull energy drinks.

We are getting a lot of use out of the Sodastream maker this summer. I love the reusable bottles, which saves from having to recycle all the bottles when purchasing soda.

Step 1-Fill the carbonating bottle with cold water.

Step 2-Screw the bottle into Soda maker

Step 3-Add the "fizz"!

Step 4-Add your flavoring

And now you've got a nice, cold bottle of soda!

I was honestly surprised by how good the soda tastes.  I wasn't sure if the flavors would really taste like "the real thing", but they are actually very good! The root beer almost tastes like A&W, my all-time favorite root beer!  I also like the fact that the flavors don't have high fructose corn syrup in them (and the diet flavors don't contain aspartame).
I don't really like sparkling water, but I did enjoy being able to add some flavor to my water. You don't have to carbonate the water, you can just pour a few drops of the MyWater flavor into a bottle or cup of water, and you have flavored water-very good!

Sodastream sells several different kits, for soda or seltzer water. And, if you need more bottles, or run out of the Carbonator, you can restock at! And check out all the different flavors of soda you can get-the choices are endless!

1 comment:

  1. I have this soda maker at home and I am pleased with the results. Tasty soft drinks in seconds.