SodaStream Review and Giveaway






As a mom to a type 1 diabetic, I may be a bit more carb conscious than your average mom. A product that recently caught my eye was the SodaStream. This awesome little device lets you make fresh bottles of bubbly soda, tea, tonic and flavored water at a fraction of the price of store bought sodas. And at a fraction of the carbs! Not to mention the amount of room you can save in your pantry or the environmental savings of not tossing away bottles of empty soda. I was recently given the amazing opportunity to try out a SodaStream Jet and a variety of flavors with my family.

The Unpacking

The unpacking of the box was a bit like Christmas. The variety of soda syrups covered almost every taste in our house. The set up instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Even for me. 😉 We used this nifty appliance for approximately two weeks and I have to say, I am hooked. I am not a “fizzy” person. My oldest son loves his extra fizzy. We can make our soda right to our individual fizzy level. It is so simple to use. We recently had a BBQ and a friends 9 year old son made his own soda with just me watching. He thought it was “The coolest thing ever!”.

Here is a visual step-by-step of how to make a fresh soda using the SodaStream.

Taking it outside

The very first thing I wanted to highlight was that this requires no electricity. I’m not sure why, but this surprised the heck out of me! The SodaStream can come along wherever you are. Picnic, tailgating, camping. To start with, you take a SodaStream bottle filled with plain water that has been chilled. We keep several ready to go in the fridge now. We purchased additional bottles. The half-liter bottle is shown. The SodaStream comes with a liter bottle. Next chose your flavor. For this demonstration, my son chose Orange Mango.

Attaching bottle

Take the chilled SodaStream bottle filled with water and attach it to the white dohicky thingamabob and screw it on. Not too tight, but have a good seal.

Bubbling it up

Now the fun part. By simply pushing the button at the top of the SodaStream you magically turn your chilled water into a fizzy, bubbly creation! This is my kids favorite part.

Removing our soda water

Now you tip the bubbly water out of the SodaStream and slowly unscrew it.

We chose Mango Orange for today

Now that you have a bottle of cold fizz water, you get to flavor it up. Or not. Your choice! Jon chose to use the recommended amount of Orange Mango syrup for a half-liter bottle. That is half a capful. At that rate each bottle of syrup will flavor 25 half-liter bottles. That’s 50 servings.

Gently pour your flavor choice into the freshly made soda water.

Now slowly pour your chosen flavor into the bubbly water, cap it and gently roll your bottle around a bit to mix it up. (Full disclosure. Jon did not pour slowly and this one bubbled up all over!)

Gently mixed and ready to enjoy. Less than 2 minutes.

Cleaned up and mixed up. In less than two minutes you have a freshly made bottle of Orange Mango soda at a fraction of the price and quadruple the fun.

I figured the helper should get to help with the drinking part also.

As with all the SodaStream flavors we have tried so far, this one was a hit! My personal favorites are the Green Teas.

Mommy Rambles and SodaStream have partnered together to offer one lucky Mommy Rambles reader their very own Fountain Jet Soda Lover’s Start-up Kit (approximately $100 retail value). It includes the winner’s choice of black/silver, white or red/silver Fountain Jet; CO2 which makes over 100 liters of soda; 1 reusable carbonating bottle; a sample pack of flavors and 3 full-sized flavors of the winner’s choice.

Do you want one? Of course you do! One entry per comment please. :)

Mandatory Entry

Hop on over to SodaStream and tell me in a comment below what color you want your Fountain Jet and what 3 flavors of syrup you want to try. (1 entry per person please)

Extra Entries

“Like” Mommy Rambles on Facebook. (One entry)

“Follow” SodaStream on Twitter. (One entry)

“Share” this contest on Facebook or Twitter. (Up to two entries per day)

This giveaway will end on July 24, 2011 at 11;59 PM EST. Winner will be drawn from all comments by Winner will be posted July 25, 2011 and they will have 48 hours to contact me or a new winner will be drawn.

Good Luck!

162 thoughts on “SodaStream Review and Giveaway”

  1. i’d like a a white /red one . flavors-Fountain Mist ,Lemon Lime and Orange…i’ve shared the link on facebook, liked Mommy rambles on facebook and twitter… :)

  2. I have been wanting one of these for so long. I have family members that i have tried it from and OH I LOVE IT. Shared on Facebook. ROCK ON!!!!

  3. I would pick the black/silver one and flavors…there were so many! But I think I would choose…cola,cream soda, and diet cola. Basic but I’m a pretty basic person lol

  4. I’ve been pondering one of these….we go through cases of bubbly water from Costco!

    I’d love a black one and the orange mango and pink grapefruit flavors sound yum!

  5. I Like Mommy rambles (on facebook), black and silver colors would match in the kitchen,
    grapefruit, gingerale, and limon lime.
    Good luck.

  6. I’ve been oohing and ahhing over this product ever since I first saw it in Bed Bath and Beyond. I tweeted, shared the link on facebook, liked MommyRambles on facebook, and followed SodaStream on twitter.

    I’d want a red one, and to try the Cream Soda, Cherry Cola and Grape flavors.

  7. Allison, you write an amazing review!! I had never heard of SodaStream, but you sure have me wanting one now!! I shared on FB!
    I would like the black and silver one. Wow so many flavors to choose from! I would like to try Cherry cola, Cream & Grape

  8. I loved u on fb, shared your stellar review there and on twitter. I would love to have the black and silver. Three flavors I am excited to try are the Zero, Diet Pink Grapefruit, and the Lemon Essence…..

  9. I bet you can choose your own sweetness like agave with tea or truvia. Thar would be awesome to control your own ingredients!

  10. You know I already like Mommy Rambles….I’d follow you anywhere!! 😉 The black and silver one looks great, and the raspberry and green tea sounds fab. I am addicted to green tea! I like the idea of this, as my kids LOVE carbonated drinks but the sugar is a concern. With this you can have the best of both worlds…..fizz and very little sugar!!

  11. Oh my goodness…I would love to win this…my husband is diabetic as well and we’ve been wanting one of these so bad…just not in the budget right now. We also figured out that it would be cheaper in the long run than buying cases of pop like we do – the hubs is a big pop lover. I would love the black/silver one and the flavors would be Cola Free, Diet Dr. Pete, & Diet Lemon-Lime.

    Thanks for the info on this product – it has helped us decide that it is definitely something that we would like to have in our kitchen.

  12. id pick the black one and id want to try dr pete, orange pineappple and creme soda
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  13. Liked Mommy Rambles on Facebook!
    I would like a black/silver one. Flavors: Diet coke, Diet Fountain Mist, Diet Green Tea Citrus
    Thank you!

  14. Shared on Facebook!
    I would like a black/silver one. Flavors: Diet coke, Diet Fountain Mist, Diet Green Tea Citrus
    I would love to win this. I live with a diabetic also and this would come in very handy especially since they love sodas. This would definitely be a help! Thank you!

  15. Posted on StumbleUpon!
    I would like a black/silver one. Flavors: Diet coke, Diet Fountain Mist, Diet Green Tea Citrus
    Thank you!

  16. Followed you on FB and followed SodaStream on twitter! I like the silver one. :) I’d really like to try the cream soda, cherry cola, and diet fountain mist. This is such a cool little thing!

  17. I’d get the black one and my flavors would be cherry cola, diet cola, and cream soda! :) Thanks for the chance.

  18. I want a Fountain Jet in Black and the three flavors I want to try are all my water flavor essence: in, and 3.lemon lime.

  19. I am a diabetic also…would love a red one with diet cola, diet green tea mixed berry and root beer please!…Shared on facebook and twitter!!!

  20. I like the white one because it’ll go in my kitchen. My favorite drinks are coke, A&W, and sprite, so I’d try the cola, root beer, and lemon lime.

  21. I think I’d like the black one to match my other kitchen appliances. The grandkids would have fun making their own soda at gram’s house. My favorite drink is cola, but I have a granddaughter that likes cream soda and a grandson that likes lemon-lime, so those would be my 3. Thanks for giving this old gal a shot at this.

  22. I love the red one and think it’s cuuuute. I’d pick soda, diet soda, and lemon-lime. Thanks hun for the chance to win this awesome prize pack.

  23. I like the black/silver style of the sodastream. Such a hard decision regarding flavors since there are so many, but I think I’d stick with cola, diet cola, and cherry cola to start

  24. I would like the red fountain jet with Dr. Pete, Fountain Mist and Cherry Cola. Also liked you on facebook. Thank you for offering this contest!

  25. I’ve been looking into these and want to try one soooooo bad. I’d pick red and I most def want to try ginger ale, cola, and lemon-lime. Thanks sooooo much!

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