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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

SodaStream



A little about SodaStream..

SodaStream is the world's largest manufacturer, distributor and marketer of Home Carbonation Systems. Our brands are sold in over 50,000 retail stores in 42 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

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.

Now, you can enjoy the best tasting soda on the planet ... and it's as easy as making coffee!
  • Save space with concentrated sodamix and reusable carbonating bottles
  • No more lugging and storing heavy, bulky bottles and cans
  • No more hassles with empties in the trash or recycling bin
  • No batteries, no electricity, no plumbing
  • Over 30 flavors at the touch of a button

Flavors Like
Cola, Cola Free (Like Coke Zero), Diet Lemon-Lime

Ginger ale, PomPeach Green Tea, Cran-Raspberry

Diet Pink Grapefruit, and Even try their MyWater Flavors!

Also, If you like Red Bull, You will love Energy!



Did you know?
(Coming from SodaStream Site Itself!)

Bottled water is not safer than tap water
The bottled water industry has created a misconception in the United States that bottled water is cleaner, safer, and healthier than tap water. In fact, both regulation and enforcement of bottled water safety is weaker than of tap water safety. Federal, state, and local environmental agencies require rigorous testing of tap water safety.
Bottled water is a waste of money
Americans spent $10 billion on bottled water in 2005 and paid up to 1,000 times the cost of production, a major windfall of profit for the companies. Bottled water can costs $7.50 to $11.00 per gallon in the supermarket but tap water costs most customers only one-tenth of one cent per gallon.
Bottled water is bad for the environment
The United States is the world’s largest consumer of bottled water, purchasing 37 billion bottles in 2005. Our daily bottled water habit is bad for people and bad for the environment. Bottled water wastes fossil fuels and water in production and transport, and when the water is drunk the bottles become a major source of waste.

SodaStream: Better than recycling

How Does SodaStream Help the Environment?
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. (This differs from "Passive Green" products, which use green-friendly production processes, but their products are not inherently helping the consumers save on their daily footprint.)

Because SodaStream uses water straight from the tap, the system makes traditional store-bought beverage bottles obsolete. That means less plastic manufactured, less plastic waste is created, and fewer bottled beverages must be transported from manufacturers to distributors to stores to homes.

Globally, 206 billion liters of bottled water were consumed in 2008 (Zenith International Global Bottled Water Report, 2008). The energy required to make water bottles in the US only, is equivalent to 17 million barrels of oil (Container Recycling Institute, 2002).

According to the US Recycling Institute, more than 80% of bottles in the US do not get recycled and end up in landfills. Also, an estimated 4.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions were produced in the process of replacing the 134 billion bottles and cans not recycled in 2005.
 
Using your own home carbonation system 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.



Consumers in the passed have asked to list Ingredients and Nutrition. 
The following is to compare only Soda Nutrition Guide to SodaStream ONLY!


How does SodaStream nutrition stack up against national brands?

With a SodaStream home soda maker and over 30 delicious regular, diet and caffeine-free sodamix flavors to choose from, you'll enjoy freshly made, great tasting soda that fits your health and diet. Regular flavors contain no high-fructose corn syrup, and diet flavors are sweetened with Splenda® brand sweetener, not aspartame.

  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).


Please click button above, to visit SodaStream site, Flavors are listed and in each flavor the ingredients are listed.
I have wanted a SodaStream for years.  Its nice to get a product you have wanted to test out.  I was so excited when the box came today. I couldn't wait to try my first bottle.
 Sodastream sent me a starter kit, Jet Model. Along with it I got 7 small flavors, and 3 full size bottles. Each bottle of the small equals like 30 cans of soda, Im not sure how many that is for the full size bottles. In the kit, came samples and they also the 3 MyWater Flavors!!

This is what a Starter kit along looks like,

Extremely easy set up. I had it up and ready to make its first bottle in a matter of minutes.


Each kit comes with 1 can of CO2 and the 6 Sample Flavors.
Just to let you know, when the CO2 runs out, Bed bath and Beyond does exchanges and refills, The other places are listed HERE

So, After you put in the CO2 container, you are ready to make your first bottle.
Instructions are easy, Fill the bottle to the "Fill Water Line" Then make sure you have screwed the bottle in tightly.
It says press down the button in a pulse motion, 3 Buzzes is like light Carbonation, I did it to 4 or 5 buzzes. Buzzes are when you add the Carbonation to the water.

After you have added the Carbonation to the bottle of water, You unscrew the bottle from the drink maker and add the flavor.  Each cap/bottle tells you how much to add.  You kind of have to experiement with this, I noticed on some, I liked a little less flavor and others a little more. As long as your not adding more than a cap full.  Once you do that, the Calorie rules go out the window. lol



Pros: Ease of use. Great Tasting, Good for the environment, Tons of Flavors
Cons: Some flavors are not really my favorite, but someone might like them.
Would I Recommend? Definitely!



For more information please check out US - SodaStream

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If you have any questions, Please leave me a comment!!


I received this product free of charge for the purpose of this review!


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